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Washi Tape Embellished Paper Medallions {DIY}

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Want to learn how to make these washi tape embellished paper medallions? I'm excited to introduce our new party crafts contributor, Virginie from That Cute Little Cake.  I have been a fan of Virginie's parties for some time, so I'm glad she's sharing her creativity here with us. Welcome, Virginie!

Today I have a very cute craft to share: these fantastic washi tape embellished paper medallions that would make an awesome party backdrop! Aren't they gorgeous!?

They are very easy to make and the washi tape makes them so unique.


  • Paper  -- I chose to use book pages
  • Washi tape in colours to match your party scheme
  • Border punch (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Glue stick
  • Glue gun
  1. Rip a few pages from a book and stick some washi tape on the nice edge of the pages (not the ripped edge)
  2. If using a puncher, punch the edge of the page over the washi tape. Punching will give a soft and delicate look to your finished medallions.
  3. Fold each page like an accordion
  4. Glue several pages together. I found I needed 5 pages to form a large medallions.
  5. Glue the top and bottom folds together so as to form a tube
  6. Gently push the center down with your finger and secure with hot glue. Hold until the glue has set.

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Now you can have as much fun as you want with these! By using several rows of tape you will get more colors. You may also want to create smaller medallion... Instead of using whole pages, cut them in half length way. The thinner the strip of paper you use, the smaller the medallion will be.

Have fun !


Thanks, Virginie, for adding such a cool new spin to paper fan medallions!  To learn more about Virginie, please visit her at That Cute Little Cake and on Facebook and Pinterest.

{DIY} How to Make a Heart Backdrop for Valentine's Day


Thinking of throwing a Valentine's Day party? Then check out this cheap and easy DIY Melissa Newell from My Party Passion and our budget party contributor, created for a stunning heart backdrop!

Hello party folks!  It’s Melissa, your budget party gal, coming to you today with a fast and fun Valentine Theme backdrop tutorial.

You know how some people get so excited when they find that PERFECT pair of jeans or THE pair of shoes they have been looking for?  For me, I get that rush of adrenaline when I find that PERFECT crafting item and find it on the cheap!  Today’s tutorial is a backdrop for a sweets table that only cost me $ 4.00!   All items shown are from the Dollar Tree! (and you would never know)!


Supplies List:  2 pieces of white foam core board,  2 strands (9 feet each) of felt heart garland (can you believe these were only a buck?) and some wrapping paper. (I scored big time with this striped paper since I can use it for a baseball theme or carnival party also!  Triple SCORE!)


First I taped together the two boards in the middle.


Then I “wrapped” them in the paper (only 1 side) – taping to the back of the boards.



Since these garlands were so long, I cut them to a few different sizes and utilized the wire “O” ring in them to attach them to the top of the boards. Using my hubby’s Awl tool I put a small hole in the top every 10 stripes.   I attached the garland using the same method you might put your keys on your key ring.


DSC_0063That’s it!  Used up all 9 feet and only 1/3rd of the wrapping paper.  Now once I use this for my Valentine party, I can also tear it down and use the boards for my next function!  Reuse my friends, reuse! And here's the finished backdrop! So simple and so pretty!


Until next time, my friends – Party On! Thank you, Melissa, I can't wait to see how you use your backdrop! To learn more about Melissa, visit her at My Party Passion and find her on Facebook or Twitter.


{DIY} How to Make a Fall Backdrop Using Cheap Woven Placemats

If you read my blog, you know I love interesting backdrops. When putting together my recent Halloween dessert table I wanted something stylish, modern, cheap, and easy as my backdrop so I came up with this...


  • 7 SNAR placemats from Ikea ($2 each)
  • 28 gauge galvanized wire

I found these SNAR placemats at Ikea. I bought eight (but used seven in the backdrop).

I laid them out on the floor how I wanted them.

Using 28 gauge galvanized wire, I wired them to each other.

When I was done, I used heavy duty XL Glue Dots to hang it on the wall (but you can also use fishing wire and small tacks if you like).

Simple! Oh how I loved how it looked and it took me 15 minutes to put together!

{DIY} Vertical Rainbow Fringe Garland from Studio DIY

Here's a quick and easy DIY I found on Studio DIY to make a vertical rainbow garland.

Rainbow parties are all over our site. If you're throwing one, and need a simple backdrop that has a lot of impact, and you've got some colored tissue paper, a stapler, and a pair of scissors, you're in business! To see the whole tutorial, head to Studio DIY.

{TRENDS} Circle Fan Rosette Backdrops on Catch My Party

If you read my Facebook page you know I'm always showing off circle fan rosette backdrops. What I love about them is they're easy to make (you just fold paper like a fan and pinch in the middle, then attach a couple fans together) and they add dimension to a wall or dessert table. Here are some of my favorite circle fan rosettes from our site.

(Click on the photo to see what party they're from.)










We've also got a tutorial in case your interested in making your own circle fan rosette backdrop.

{DIY} How to Make a Boy-Themed Photo Backdrop

Wanessa from WCC Designs is back with this boy-themed photo backdrop DIY. Take a look at how cool it is!

The idea behind these photo backdrops was to bring some element of skate parks to my big boy's skateboard party. The inspiration was the wired fences you see at skate parks, and I used it to hang pictures of his past birthdays. This photo backdrops got lots of attention at the party!

Here you can see how they looked in the top photo behind the dessert table...

And here's a closeup...


  • Foam board
  • Gutter guard I bought at Lowe's for $3.72 (Amerimax 20" roll vinyl)
  • Spray paint
  • Fishing line
  • Needle
  • Spray adhesive
  • Brown paper
  • Clothespins
  • Ruler and pencil
  • Picture hanger
  1. Spray paint the foam board. Make sure to apply two coats.
  2. With the foam board completely dry, start shaping the gutter guard onto the foam in zig zag waves. Secure the gutter guard by making stitches through the foam board with the fishing line and a needle.  Make a double knot on the back of the foam board and cut the line.
  3. When done shaping the gutter guard, cut off what is left, probably half of the roll
  4.  Spray adhesive the back of the foam board. Stick the brown paper on it, then trim around. This will cover the fishing line knots.

  5.  Place the picture hanger on the back side of the foam and you're done!

6.  Use mini clothespins to attach the pictures to the backdrop

Thanks Wanessa. What a great way to add some skate park ambiance to your party!

To learn more about Wanessa and see more of her designs, please visit her blog, Facebook pageand Etsy shop.

DIY: How to Make a Backdrop out of Paper Rosettes

Ali P made this paper wheel backdrop for her Let's Go Nuts Dinner Party and when I posted a photo of it on Facebook, the response was incredible. People kept wanting to know how she did it.

Well, Ali kindly put together this tutorial for us, so thank you, Ali! Now take it away...


Making a wall of wheels, or paper rosettes, is a great way to make a HUGE impact at a party without a lot of fuss or cost.  I bought a pack of paper and some doilies - that's it!  Here's a basic tutorial on how to make this great back drop.


  • Scrapbook paper or card stock
  • Doilies
  • Stapler
  • Glue gun

1. To make a large wheel; fold 3 sheets of paper accordion or fan style,


2. Fold each fan in half and staple edges together.




3. Next, staple all three folded fans to each other to complete your wheel.



4. For a smaller wheel you fold 1 sheet of paper into a fan. Cut it in half.


5. Fold those halves in half again and staple. You only need 2 sections to make a circle for this smaller wheel.




6. You can leave the large and small wheels plain or stack them with a doilie for added effect. I hot glued all the layers for the stacked rosettes.



7. I added my wheels to my wall by poking them through with nails. If you can't put nails in your wall, I've seen it done by using hot glue to attach them to a large poster board or foam core board.


8. Add as many as you want to the wall and layer with different sizes and papers.


I hope this helps! I'm sure I'll use this party backdrop trick again and again.

Thank you, Ali, for taking the time to put this tutorial together. But what did you do with the holes in your wall when you were all done? :)

If you haven't seen the rest of Ali's amazing party, please check it out. And to learn more about Ali and see all her beautiful parties, please visit her blog, Sprinkles of Charm.

DIY Tutorial from a Catch My Party Member -- How to Make a Streamer Backdrop

Natasha B made this gorgeous backdrop for her Chocolate and Cherries Jubilee Bridal Shower out of simple streamers.

She put together a simple tutorial on her blog, Fete Fantastic, and was generous enough to let me do a quick recap here...

Materials she used:

  • Streamers
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Poster board

First, Natasha measured the streamers to fit the poster board, with a little excess to tape to the back of the board.

Next she used her tape to stick each streamer, top and bottom, to the back of the board, alternating colors to create vertical stripes.

Her advice:  Don’t pull the streamer too tight, you’ll need some room to create the weave effect.

After she covered the entire board with stripes, she started weaving the streamers in a horizontal pattern.

By following the same color order, she repeated weaving them through until she had covered the entire board.  Her advice:  If you don’t wish to do the weaving, you can stick with the stripes.  They look just as nice!

Here's her finished backdrop.  Beautiful!

Thank you, Natasha, for your easy-to-follow tutorial!

For more of Natasha's party inspirationa, visit her blog, Fete Fantastic, and for information about her event business, check out The Flair Factor.

(Do you have a DIY project from one of your parties that you’d like to share?  Please email me at  I’d love to show it off!)

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