We’re continuing on with our birthday theme today and Design Team Member Wendy Sue Anderson is sharing a double dose of fun with her birthday garland and favor boxes.
Decorating for a birthday celebration doesn’t necessarily have to mean balloons and noisemakers or “themed” items. As my children get a bit older (and become teenagers), I realize I have to be a bit more understated with the decorations and party favors.
My daughter recently turned 16 and instead of bright pink polka-dots (which I love, by the way), I decided to use products from the new “From Me to You” collection…the perfect balance between bright & fun and soft & feminine.
Today I am sharing my two favorite projects from the party – the frame/photo garland and the party favor boxes.
The banner was so easy to make and it was a hit. I simply used the picture frame hang tags and filled them with photos or other embellishments and then I added them to a string, along with the banner thickers spelling her name, and hung it up on a frame near the table.
The best part about this project is that now she can place it in her room as a decoration!
The party favor boxes served as part of the decor until the party was over – and they were really easy to put together. Here’s how:
1. Cut the gable box shape using a Silhoeutte Cameo (cut several different papers for a fun variety)
2. Fold along the scored lines
3. Use strong adhesive to put the box together
4. Cut the sentiments from one of the cards in the Cardmaking Pad (they are smaller and the perfect size for these little boxes) – cut them into banner shapes
5. Use a mini clotehspin to attach the banners to the top of the boxes after they are filled with treats
- From Me to You Cardmaking Pad 2 (732286)
- From Me to You Phrase and Accent Stickers (732271)
- From Me to You Picture Frame Hang Tags (732283)
- From Me to You Letters Paper (732253)
- From Me to You Postage Paper (732259
- From Me to You Written Paper (732263)
- From Me to You Thanks Paper (732256)
- From Me to You Clothespins (732279)
- From Me to You Chips (732281)
- Thickers – Gray Banner (732270)
- Thickers – Grey Cherish (732332)