Posts in the ‘Decor’ Category

DIY Tutorial - How to Make Tissue Paper Tassels

When I saw the tissue paper tassels Kristy of The Purple Pug used to decorate her son's Mario Kart Mustache Mania Rave, I fell in love.

I had to ask  if she'd put together a tutorial on how she made them. Look how fresh and exciting they are!

Well, Kristy so kindly said yes, so without further ado, take it away my uber-talented party friend...

Tissue tassels and tassels in general will be taking over the party world. Trust me.

I  crush hard on the charm of Confetti System. Love and Adore. Seriously + Ridiculously.

Alas, true love comes at a high price. Mama cannot afford to bedazzle her deck with the fabulosity of authentic Confetti System-so she set out to create a similar look and feel of it all. Not that my junk could ever be in the Confetti Class-I was just inspired beyond to create some cute.

I created a passel of tassels for my little chimp's Mario Kart Mustache Mania Rave. Super easy, inexpensive and so much fun + festive impact.


  • Cutting mat
  • Tissue paper (you can use any tissue paper, metallics,
    cello, fleece, etc.)
  • Rotary cutter
  • Scissors (if you do not have a rotary cutter)
  • Tape
  • Twine or string
  • Rope or ribbon to string tassels on

Step 1 - For ease, I started with a square size, 20 inches by 20 inches, but you can make these any size or varied sizes.

Step 2 - Cut the 20" x 20" paper in half so you will have two sheets of 20" x 10."

Step 3 - Stack the two sheets on top of each other. The 20 inch side should be horizontal to you. I place some kind of marker up top so I do not cut too far. You need to leave about an inch or so up top. I used a junky pencil for photo purposes. Once you are a pro, you can ditch the marker - you will be able to gauge when to stop.

Step 4 - Take your rotary cutter and cut strips about 1/2 inch wide up to the marker spot. Do this the entire length of the tissue. You are cutting through both pieces of tissue stacked on top of each other. If you are not using a rotary cutter, do the same with your scissors. Much easier with a rotary, but you can use scissors in a pinch.

Step 5 - Does not matter if you goof and make a wider or narrower strip. No one will notice. More charming anyway. You could also probably do more than two sheets at a time with a rotary, I just used two to keep it contained.

Step 6 -  Separate the two layers you just cut.

Step 7 - Take one of the layers and now turn it vertically to you.

Step 8 - Fold in half.
Step 9 - Fold in half again.
Step 10 - Now you will start at the end closest to you and fold in 1/4-1/2 inch section. If you try to roll or twist, the tassels with get all tangled.
Step 11 - Next, you can roll the end a little and secure with tape wrapped around the center.
Step 12 - Cut string or twine into 8" or so sections.
Step 13 - Wrap around center of base several times. Leave twine of each side. This is how you will tie to attach to garland rope or ribbon.
Step 14 - Secure tassels to rope or ribbon or you could add them to a stick. Hang them independently, bunch them, etc.
There you go! Tissue tassel cuteness!

For this tissue tassel mini cake bunting, I used the exact same technique-just tiny:)

I will be using this adorableness for the 4th of July:)
Thank you, Kristy! And I agree with you that we will no doubt be seeing many more tissue tassels around the party blogosphere.

To see all of Kristy’s handmade party goods and get more fabulous party ideas, take a look at her blog, The Purple Pug.  And while you’re at it, take a look at the insanely creative parties Kirsty has added to Catch My Party.

FREE July 4th Party Printables from 9 to 5 Mom

Time is flying. We're already thinking about July 4th over here, so it's time to roll out our first collection of FREE July 4th printables designed by Brady from 9 to 5 Mom. This collection definitely makes me feel proud to be an American. :)

The collection includes: invitations, party circles, tented cards, drink straw flags, favor tags, sparkler holders with directions (cool, right?!), matchbox covers, and my favorite part... a "Let Freedom Ring" banner.

Download the high resolution files for printing:

Thank you, Brady, for this patriotic collection!  To learn more about Brady, please check out 9 to 5 Mom.

If you use these for your July 4th party, please send photos to jillian (at), so I can show off what you do.



Our Ribbon Wrapped Number DIY in Action Again...

I love posting these photos! Jamie M sent in this photo of the ribbon wrapped "5" she made for her daughter's birthday party using this tutorial from our blog put together by Stacy H.

Jamie said, "It turned out cute for our table decorations.  Now it's in my daughters room for fun."

Thank you so much, Jamie, for sending this in so I can show it off. Looks amazing!

If you make one of our DIYs, please send photos to jillian (at) I'd love to post them!

TRENDS: Minnie Mouse Parties on Catch My Party

We've gotten some amazing Mickey and Minnie Mouse parties on our main site. I've been meaning to show off the Minnie Mouse parties for a while.  What's great about these parties is they incorporate so many homemade touches. Here are some of my favorite ideas. Enjoy!

(To see what party a photo is from, click on the party link or the photo.)

Mikie M's Minnie's Bake Shop Birthday Party

Welcome sign on the door

The bake shop display

The invitation in the form of recipe cards

Minnie Mouse cupcakes

Aprons and hats for all the guests

Dani Z's Ashlee's 2nd Birthday

Minnie Mouse headbands

Party circles




Love & Sugar Kisses Minnie Mouse 2nd Birthday

Chocolate covered Oreos

Welcome sign


Minnie dress and DIY party hat

Mariana Ava Z's Lauren's 1st Birthday Party

Minnie Mouse topiary centerpieces

Minnie Mouse cake

Luana S's Minnie Pink

Happy Birthday sign

Dessert table


Stay tuned for Part 2 where I show off some fabulous Mickey Mouse parties...

Free Memorial Day Party Circles from Amy Mattes Designs

Memorial Day is right around the corner, so here are some free party circles Amy of Amy Mattes Designs designed for us in a jiffy to give away! Thank you, Amy!

Party circles

Download the high resolution party circles

These would work great at all your outdoor BBQs, decorating your burgers, hot dogs, cupcakes, treats... really anything. Get creative, and please send photos to jillian (at)  I'd love to show off what you do.


What About Hosting an Oprah Last Show Viewing Party?

Oprah's last show is Wednesday (sob, sob).

In case you're thinking of hosting a last-minute viewing party, take a look at these adorable party printables from Catherine of Design Editor.

There's everything here to throw a fabulous party! The collection includes: an 8x10 inch sign, banner, party squares, bingo cards, and some coordinating paper! Go nuts, have fun. We'll miss you, Oprah.

To download the files, head over to Design Editor.

FREE Father's Day Printables from Love Party Printables

Okay, how adorable are these Father's Day printables from Ana at Love Party Printables?! They really make me smile!

This collection has everything you could ever want at your Father's Day celebration:  party tags, invitations, flags, tented cards, large tented cards, large labels, water bottle labels, napkin rings, favor tags, and the cutest "Happy Father's Day" banner you've ever seen!

Party tags



Tented cards

Large tented cards

Large labels

Water bottle labels

Napkin rings

Favor tags

"Happy Father's Day" banner

Download the high resolution files for printing;

Father's Day party printables

Thank you, Ana, for this playful set! To learn more about Ana, please visit her at Love Party Printables.

If you use these for your party, please send photos to jillian (at) catchmyparty so I can post them.

Also, check out all of our free Father's Day printables.







More of Our Free Printables in Action!

I love showing off how people use our free printables! Thank you to everyone who sent these in! Take a look...

Danielle L sent in this photo using our Mother's Day printables from Love Party Printables

Sabrina B Mother's Day Breakfast who used our Mother's Day printables from 9 to 5 Mom

Shona C's Mother's Day Morning Tea who used our Mother's Day printables from 9 to 5 Mom

Jeannie G's Royal Wedding Tea Party who used our Royal Wedding printables from Design Editor

Pamela S's Royal Wedding Viewing Breakfast who used our Royal Wedding printables from Design Editor

Joellyn's Royal Wedding Viewing Party who used our Royal Wedding printables from The Housewife Bootcamp

Joanne M's Royal Wedding Party who used our Royal Wedding printables from Design Editor

Seana A's Royal Wedding Viewing Party who used our Royal Wedding printables from Design Editor

Kathy E's Will and Kate who used our Royal Wedding printables from Design Editor

Amanda who used our Easter printables designed by Autumn Leah Designs

Tara O's Easter at Home who used our Easter printables designed by Peace Love Cupcakes

Cristen who used our Easter printables designed by Autumn Leah Designs

Thank you to everyone who showed off what you did. (If I somehow missed you, please let me know.)

For your upcoming events, check out our free Father's Day and graduation printables...

Our Newest DIY in Action...

Yesterday we posted a DIY on how to make a ribbon covered letter or number put together by  Stacy H of She’s {Kinda} Crafty.

Last night these photos showed up in my mailbox from Robin W. She made the letter and number yesterday for her daughter Teagan's upcoming 1st birthday. You don't know how happy this makes me!

Thank you Robin for sending me the photos!

If you make one of our DIYs please send photos to jillian(at), I'd love to post them! Stay tuned because tomorrow I'm posting more photos of our printables in action...

FREE Graduation Printables From Tea Party Designs

Can you believe the school year is almost over? For those of you throwing graduation parties, we have got you covered.

This free black and red “Class of 2011” party printables set was designed by Melody from Tea Party Designs. Great designs, Melody!

The collection includes: invitations, party circles, tented cards, favor tags, drink flags, water bottle labels, and a "Congratulations" banner.

[caption id="attachment_15508" align="aligncenter" width="463"] Invitations[/caption]

Party circles

[caption id="attachment_15509" align="aligncenter" width="463"] Tented cards[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_15506" align="aligncenter" width="465"] Favor tags[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_15512" align="aligncenter" width="465"] Drink flags[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_15510" align="aligncenter" width="463"] Water bottle labels[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_15507" align="aligncenter" width="465"] "Congratulations" banner[/caption]

Download the high resolution files for printing:

Thank you, Melody for sending our graduates off with stylish party! :) To learn more about Melody and see her designs, please check out her Facebook page, Tea Party Designs, and Etsy shop.

If you use these for your graduation party, please send photos to jillian@catchmyparty, so I can show them off!




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