(1) Paper Chain
You know you made these as kids. Seriously the easiest project ever. We picked up a package of glitter 5x7 cardstock from the scrapbook section at Michael's. I cut each page into 3 strips, and stapled them in loops together, like so:
This project was inspired by the amazing party decorations Natalie over at mintlovesocialclub always creates. I used her tutorial for inspiration, but made a few alterations to suit our purposes. I bought a package of gold tissue paper from Dollarama - there were 8 sheets in the pack. I folded the squares in half, so it looked like a 5x1 grid. I then cut the folder part in half, cut off the last little square, and then cut the remaining 4 squares in half, like so:
|Folded in half|
|Cut in half|
|Cut into sections of 2, once the end square was removed|
|Folded in half|
|Cut on angle|
here, but I didn't have anything on hand that would work, so I just stuck them together.
|After the top section had already fallen down...|
Everyone loves a photobooth, so we figured we'd throw one together in a small room off of the living room. We hung 2 sheets of kraft paper on the wall, hung the larger gold tissue fringe banner across the top, and then added a glitzy 2013 that I had made out of gold glitter and plain black cardstock from Michael's.
|2013 cut out of gold glitter cardstock|
|Glued onto black cardstock|
I also cut out a bunch of little gold stars from the gold glitter remnants, which we stuck to the banner and used in the middle of the dining table (along with some cheap gold balls) as a makeshift centerpiece.
|Photobooth in action, complete with dollar store props|
Hope you're enjoying 2013 so far!