It is the time for parties – Graduations, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Weddings… If you need an inexpensive and simple decoration for your tables, I have you covered!
Now go get your decorative paper because I have not one, not two, but three ideas for you!
First up – Paper Stars
The sky is the limit with this one!
Just toss the stars in the center of your table for a festive center piece or run them all along the table for a table runner. So easy and so fun!
What do you need?
Craft Paper & Scissors
The stars shown here were crafted from card stock because I wanted a star that was a little heftier and hopefully wouldn’t blow away. Card stock is more difficult to fold than paper, but it suited my needs perfectly!
For a tutorial on how to cut a star using a single cut, refer to this youtube video: Simple 3D Paper Stars
As you will see in the video, cutting stars is very easy to do. I did have to watch the video a couple of times, but after that – I had it!
To create the look I wanted, I used various colors and sizes.
This would be a great decoration for Memorial Day or the 4th of July with stars made from red, white & blue paper!
Next up – Extra-large Confetti
This is one of my favorite table decorations! Last year, I suggested using this for a cross-country banquet with great success. I gathered a group of volunteers at my home, served them wine and snacks and we punched and punched and punched….
All that punching resulted in easily decorated tables that looked adorable and lots of fun for me chatting, punching and drinking wine with the ladies!
What do you need?
(I used 1″, 2″ & 3″ punches!)
After gathering your confetti, arrange them on your table.
You can choose to separate the circles like below.
Or toss the confetti on the tables and let them fall where they may!
Either way creates an adorable table decoration!
Last paper table decoration for today!
Paper Table Runners!
To make these fabulous table runners, I used wrapping paper!
Traditionally, table runners are 12-16 inches in width and most wrapping paper comes in widths of 24″- 30″. If you want a wide table runner, go ahead and use it as is. If not, be sure to buy the paper with a grid pattern on the back so you can easily and neatly cut it the correct width.
Another option that makes life easy is to purchase short rolls of wrapping paper. Michael’s sells 7 yds of 17″ wide wrapping paper for $1.50. The selection of the wrapping paper is limited, but give it a try. For very little money you can create great looking tables!
Another product at Michael’s that I am really excited about is their line of craft paper. It comes in rolls of 20′ that are 14″ wide – Perfect!
The paper is a wonderful weight and comes in so many fabulous colors!
Here are just a few!
Now there is no reason why you shouldn’t have beautifully decorated tables for your next celebration. Whether it is for a graduation, birthday, anniversary or just a simple family gathering, every party will be festive and fun with a simple paper table decoration!