Get Crafty!

Today’s party lesson, boys and girls, takes us to art class! I found all these fantabulous crafty ideas at BHG and immediately thought of ways they would be used in showers and parties.

Notice the owl collage up there…That would be a fantastic focal point hanging above the drinks or dessert bar(done in your chosen theme of course). I love to blend traditional ‘interior decorating’ elements with party elements. You could make this using an old window and applying a different image to the back of each pane, or just use a multi-photo frame(as shown here).

Another cute addition to the party decor is these frames showcasing the guest of honor’s monogram, or use them in small groups to spell out a word like “love,” or “baby;” or showcase a special date(wedding or birthday). Just insert a letter/number and line with pretty paper.

And what about those shower “activities?” Line some clipboards with more pretty paper and set them out for guests to use when playing “baby bingo” or “match the famous couple.”

Create party flowers from paper, buttons, and photos, to top off cupcakes, straws, pencils, drink stirers, etc.

Finally, add this tiny little detail to clothespins. Just glue on a strip of coordinating paper to the front edge. These can be used to clip on folded napkins, attach cards and photos to anything, hold a place card, or attach a name or Thank You card on to favor bags.

For more crafty goodness and instructions for all these, go to

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. Shelley@divinepartyconcepts says:

    Love the clothesins! Have a great weekend!

  2. Jenifer Helton says:

    Love the window monogram idea!

  3. Kelly@ColorSizzle says:

    These are terrific ideas! Your blog is very inspirational!

  4. great ideas! i think of all the times i've used plain clothespins…never again!

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