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Budget-Friendly Back to School Wreath DIY

Budget-friendly back to school wreath tutorial DIY! See more crafts at

Is it back to school time already? It isn't even the end of July, but my daughter heads back to school in four weeks! 

Laura Aguirre from Laura's Little Party is here with an easy budget-friendly wreath to get your kids (and you) back in the mood for school!

When there is a holiday, or special occasions, I like to hang a wreath on our front door to celebrate an event. They’re easy to make, and are usually pretty inexpensive.

I’ve recently created a simple back to school wreath to get ready & welcome the new school year!

Budget friendly back to school wreath tutorial DIY! See more crafts at


  • Wreath {can be a grapevine wreath like I used, pool noodle, styrofoam, etc.}
  • Hot glue gun
  • Twine
  • School related embellishments. {I chose paper apples, and paper rulers}

Before I start attaching all my pieces to the wreath, I like to place them lightly on top of my wreath, to figure out where I’d like to glue everything down. Once you figure that out, start hot gluing your items to the wreath.

Budget-friendly back to school wreath tutorial DIY! See more crafts at

I evenly spaced my paper apples, and started the hot gluing process.

Budget-friendly back to school wreath tutorial DIY! See more crafts at

I continued gluing my items, until I had finished attaching them all the way around my wreath.

Budget-friendly back to school wreath tutorial DIY! See more crafts at

I attached twine towards the top center of my wreath, to hang my paper rulers. I then glued them to the twine.

Budget-friendly back to school wreath tutorial DIY! See more crafts at

This project was very inexpensive. I used one of my existing wreaths, spray painted it, and purchased my back to school embellishments from my local Dollar Tree store. The total amount spent for this project was $2!

 Amazing, Laura, $2??  I love budget crafts! To learn more about Laura, please find her at Laura's Little Party and on Facebook and Pinterest.

For more inspiration, check out these back to school parties from our site,  plus our free back to school printables, and our back to school Pinterest board.

Patriotic July 4th Paper Wreath DIY

July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY |

Virginie, from That Cute Little Cake is here with a fantastic paper wreath for July 4th. I love how she distressed the paper stars to make it look like an antique!

One of my little challenges for this year is to make a wreath for my front door for every season/holiday. I just love the welcoming feel a wreath provides.

So of course, I had to come up with a design for the 4th of July! I love the end result and I hope you will too. :)

July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY |

The paper stars are really easy to make and here is a tutorial to recreate the wreath.

July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY |


  • Wreath (I used a wire wreath but took out the inner and outer rings to make it thinner)
  • Red, white, blue card stock (I found the lovely blue one at Michael's)
  • Star template download
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Optional: A scorer for easier folding
  • Optional: Distress Ink (I used the color Frayed Burlap)
July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY |


Use the template to cut out stars in three different sizes. For each star, score from one point to opposite inner angle like shown by the line. Repeat for all 5 points. Fold on every line.

Pinch each point to get the 3D effect (it helps to pinch the points two by two).

July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY |
If you wish to distress the stars, simply use a small sponge or applicator to apply the Distress Ink. I started by making the fold lines dark and then applied some lighter stains in between the points.

Once you have a selection of stars ready, you can hot glue them to the wire frame. Use a ribbon to hang (I used red burlap).

July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY |
July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY |

July 4th Patriotic Paper Wreath DIY |

Thanks, Virginie, for sharing how you made your awesome wreath! To learn more about Virginie, please visit her at That Cute Little Cake and on Facebook and Pinterest.

For more party ideas, check out these incredible July 4th party ideas and free July 4th party printables from our site!

Spring Paper Flower Wreath DIY

Spring paper flower wreath DIY |

I wanted to make a wreath with pretty spring flowers, but I didn't want to use silk flowers, and real flowers would never last, so I decided to make my own flowers out of scrapbooking paper.
This was a fun craft because I made the whole thing while watching The Voice, and my daughter even got to help with the punching and gluing.
  • Styrofoam wreath
  • 8 pieces of scrapbooking paper in coordinating colors (I used a damask pattern)
  • Basic crafting glue
  • Flower paper punch (I wish I had multiple size flower punches to use but only had the one)

Spring paper flower wreath DIY |


Punch out 6-8 pages full of paper flowers. This can take a while (which is why TV was helpful).

Spring paper flower wreath DIY |
Glue each one flower your styrofoam wreath in layers but in a random pattern. Make sure each layers dries before adding more flowers.
Spring paper flower wreath DIY |
Once you've covered the wreath in flowers, fold up some of the flower petals to give the wreath a 3D effect. Attach a pretty ribbon (I chose a light pink silk ribbon) and you're done!

Spring paper flower wreath DIY |

Spring paper flower wreath DIY |

I created this wreath for the new Bird's Party Magazine. If you love looking at beautiful party photos and inspiring ideas from the best party stylists around, you must check it out!

Creepy Rat & Spider Halloween Wreath DIY and Blog Hop!


Be warned, my daughter Lainey, who is 6, is all about "creepy" this Halloween. I think she's rebelling against my usual tendency to go "cute." So in honor of Lainey, I made the creepiest and hopefully the most stylish, wreath I could think of for Halloween this year.

The best part is this was one of the simplest wreaths I've ever made.


  • Grapevine wreath
  • Squeaky rats
  • Spider
  • Floral wire
  • Black shiny spray paint
  • There are black roses in the photo, but I ultimately decided not to use them


Arrange rats and spider how you like. Attach with floral wire.


Trim excess wire off ends.


Take outside and spray with black shiny spray paint. Wait to dry. That's it!



Now hang it and freak everyone out with your creepy wreath! Btw, my daughter loves it. It's hanging on our front door right now scaring the mailman!



What I also love about Halloween, is how creative my fellow blogger friends are!

Check out their Halloween party treats, Halloween favors, and Halloween home décor ideas on our blog hop!

scared batty Halloween cake + creative blogger Halloween hop


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{DIY} How to Make a Felt Rose Wreath


I'm always looking for new ways I can decorate my daughter's room, so I thought a simple wreath with felt flowers to hang on her wall would be easy and look sweet. This wreath could also work for a "girly" birthday, baby shower, or even as a Valentine's Day decoration.


  • Styrofoam ring
  • 1.5" silk ribbon in white
  • 1" silk ribbon in light pink
  • Pins
  • Felt
  • Glue


Use a pin to secure your 1.5 inch white silk ribbon on the side of the wreath that will be the back. Then wrap the ribbon around the ring until it is completely covered. Next use the 1 inch pink silk ribbon to wrap on top.


To make the flowers, I cut felt into round spirals, then starting at the center of the spiral, I wound the felt until it looked like a rose.


I secured it with glue. Then used a pin to pin the rose into the wreath. I was able to stick the pin in deep to hide it.


I made the spirals in different sizes so my flowers would be varied sizes.


Finally I attached a pink lace ribbon for hanging and glued three hearts I cut out freehand on top.


I love how it turned out, and so does my daughter, Lainey!



DIY: Learn to Make This Pretty St. Patrick's Day Wreath

Wanessa from Wanessa Carolina Creations designed this incredible St. Patrick's Day wreath that I had to share. What I love about it is how she incorporated the neutral grays to give it a more sophisticated look.

Plus, it's not hard to do. All you need is:

  • 12" styrofoam circle
  • 5 felt sheets (gray)
  • 5 felt sheets (dark gray)
  • 1 felt sheet (green)
  • 5" of ribbon
  • Yarn (white)
  • Any St. Patrick's decoration (You can find in any craft or dollar store, I bought my shamrocks at Joann)
  • 3" circle template
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pins

How lovely would this be for your St. Patrick's Day celebration or just to decorate your door. To see the whole tutorial check out Wanessa Carolina Creations.

Plus if you need free St. Patrick's Day printables we've got them and if you're looking to be inspired, check out these St. Patrick's Day parties from our site.

DIY: Paper Rose Wreath Tutorial

How great would this paper rose wreath look greeting your guests at your next birthday, shower, or Valentine's Day party?

This tutorial from Sandi at I'm a Yarner is so easy but definitely takes some time. So if you've got some Glee to catch up on, it might be worth doing.

And yes, it's just made of rolled paper flowers sprinkled with glitter.

See the whole tutorial here at I'm a Yarner. Thank you Sandi, for making something so beautiful!

DIY TUTORIAL: How to Make Party Decorations with Festooning

Have you heard of festooning? It's one of my new favorite party craft decorations. I first learned about it when I saw this photo on Jen Smith's Jilly Bean Kids Facebook page.


In case you don't know, festooning is crepe paper fringed garlands that comes in 25' rolls in all these colors.




So you can see why it's so great for decorating and crafting!

Now back to the craft... Jen had decorated a Styrofoam ball with festooning, and I needed to know how she did it, so she kindly put together this tutorial for us. Thank you, Jen!


  • Festooning 1 roll
  • Styrofoam ball or ring or anything else that can easily be wrapped (and be creative here, I didn’t have a Styrofoam ball the size I wanted so I used a round twig ornament I use for decor in my home)
  • Glue gun or Glue Dots (could even use straight pins)

If you have worked with festooning before then you know it has a front and back. This is great for crafting.  The photo shows both the front and the back side.  The back side or working side of festooning, has a flat spine like look to it.  This is so helpful when attaching it to objects.  The fringe pieces from the front get in the way sometimes but just fluff, squeeze, or shape the festooning after you are done.

Now that we have our working side, find the beginning of your festooning garland roll. Apply your Glue Dots (2-4) to the back flat spine of the festooning roll.  Firmly apply the Glue Dots to the bottom of the Styrofoam ring. Now start winding the festooning around the Styrofoam ring.  This task is much easier if you do not unravel the roll of festooning. Keep it in the roll and just unwind as you go.


Continue winding around shaping, aligning, fluffing and checking to make sure you have good coverage as you go.  Looking back, I would have used less festooning if my styrofoam ring was white instead of green, but again I love using items I have on hand and really loved the end results.

When your reach your starting point, double check your work.  Make sure you have the coverage you want before you cut your garland.  If you are happy with your results, cut your garland and apply (2-4) Glue Dots to the back flat spine of your festooning and firmly apply to the bottom of the Styrofoam ring.

Ta-da! We have created a beautiful centerpiece in minutes and under $5.00.  I have used this festooning centerpiece as a cake pop stand and have even glued photos of the birthday girl/boy on sucker sticks placed them in the Styrofoam ring for an easy and economical personalized photo center piece.


Remember the round twig ornament from the first photo?  I covered it with festooning using the same method.  I was thrilled how it turned out.

You can even cover an inexpensive paper lantern.


Festooning is my favorite decorating material, and so underused.  It is inexpensive, re-useable, easy to store and work with and comes in nearly any color you can think of.

Thank you for taking a moment to read my tutorial, I hope you have learned a little about festooning, and plan on making it a part of your next event. Trust me, you'll be hooked.

Also, to Jillian from Catch my Party, thank you for the opportunity and inspiration behind this tutorial....You have helped put festooning on the map!

Thank you, Jen!! If you'd like to try your hand at festooning some crafts, Jen sells it in her store Jilly Bean Kids for $3.45 a roll. Not bad...

And if you make something with it, please send photos, I'd love to show it off!!

DIY TUTORIAL: How to Make a Cozy Fall Yarn Wreath

Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs makes some beautiful crafts. I love this fall wreath she created with chunky yarn, felt, and an old sweater.

How wonderful would this look at your Thanksgiving celebration or even decorating your front door. It's so warm and cozy and the little pinwheel flowers are just too sweet.




Check out this simple tutorial to make your own. Thank you, Jo-Anna!

Tutorial From A Catch My Party Member - How to Make a Butterfly Mobile

How lovely are these butterfly mobiles Carey B made for her Butterfly Garden for Avery Party. They are so delicate and beautiful...

I asked Carey how she made them and she generously put together this DIY tutorial. Thank you, Carey!


  • Wreath - mine was a 12" from The Dollar tree
  • Fishing Line
  • Ribbon
  • Tulle
  • Greenery
  • Scissors
  • Die Cut Shapes in various sizes
  • Double Sided Tape or Glue Dots
(All instructions and measurements are for a 12" wreath)

Step 1:

Wrap wreath with greenery (18") and ribbon (60") as desired.

Step 2:

Cut 32 small die cut butterflies and 32 medium die cut butterflies. (If you don't have a die cut machine you can trace shapes using cookie cutters or print a shape from Microsoft clipart.)

Cut 4 strands of 22" long fishing line.

Using double sided tape or glue dots stick coordinating front and back of each shaped butterfly to the 22" long strand of fishing wire.  Start your top set of butterflies 5" from the top.

Alternate one small set with one medium set or whatever pattern you choose. I used 2 sets of each size on a strand.

Only place glue in the "body" portion of the butterfly so that you can separate the wings into 3-D form. You will create 4 strands.

Step 3:

Cut 24 pieces of tulle - 20" long and 5" wide.

Using 3 pieces of tulle, I made 8 mini poms using the accordion fold tissue paper pom technique. But I have since discovered there are easier ways to make them as shown on Once Wed. Lesson learned for next time!

Step 4:

Tie 2 poms to a 18" strand of fishing line leaving space in between to tie a coordinating bow. Also leave 3-5" of space from the top so you have room to tie the strand onto the wreath. You will create 4 strands.

Step 5:

Tie your four strands with butterflies and your four strands with poms around the wreath. I alternated the strands and tied at various heights. Trim the fishing line at the top.

Step 6:

Cut 4 strands of ribbon at 24" length to tie onto the wreath for hanging. Tie each ribbon onto the evenly.

Step 7:

This is where it gets a bit tricky for me. Grab all four of the ribbons you just tied on and gather them together above the wreath. The wreath will be hanging below you.

Tie those four ribbons in a knot at the top once you have it balanced where all sides are hanging even. I have to stand to do this and I find an extra set of eyes is  helpful to make sure I have all sides even.

Step 8:

Hang from the ceiling with a hook or I simply used a push pin since I knew it would be coming down in a few hours.

Enjoy! I am happy to help with any questions. So many possibilities with Easter right around the corner.

Thank you again, Carey, for putting this tutorial together!

To learn more about Carey and read about all her crafting and party planning adventures, please check out her blog, With Joy, and also check out her other gorgeous parties on our site including her out of this world butterfly garden party.

If you make a mobile for your next party, please send photos to I'd love to show it off!

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