Many of you have asked me, “Meg, how did a moron like you manage to make such cute decorations for GB’s party?” Okay, well you didn’t exactly say it like that, but I know you were thinking it.
If you want the truth, the answer is… glue dots! So here’s how I did it:
- Martha Stewart Crafts Layering Paper Punch, Scalloped Circle (Amazon)
- Scrapbook paper (A.C. Moore)
- Lollipop sticks (A.C. Moore)
- Scrapbooking appliques, accessories, stickers, etc. (A.C. Moore)
- GLUE DOTS (A.C. Moore)
I punched my circles–one red and one blue for accent colors, and stuck them together with a magic glue dot.
I then rolled up a glue dot for the back of my little mustache because it wasn’t actually a sticker.
Rolled up a glue dot for the back of the lollipop stick and slapped it onto my paper medallion.
Paper Banner Bunting
- Digital Scrapbook paper pack (Etsy)
- Paper Bunting Template (Crafty Ribbons)
- Jute twine (A.C. Moore)
- GLUE DOTS
I printed my own scrapbook paper because I couldn’t find patterns I liked in my color scheme, but you could of course use any scrapbook paper you like.
Print out the bunting template and use it as your model. Cut the paper to match the template.
Pop on some glue dots and attach the pennants to the jute, cut to whatever length you need. Apply as many pennants as you want to each banner.
So, like I said, glue dots are clutch. They can make anyone a crafting star.
And that, my friends, is how this moron made decorations for her son’s first birthday party without it being a true Pinterest fail.