Here at Milk Glass Productions, we love a good DIY project. So when we were planning a birthday party at a private residence, we decided to find some fun and colorful DIY projects that we could implement. We found two great tutorials on some craft ideas we loved – a streamer backdrop and paper flowers. We used the tutorials as a starting point but gave it the Milk Glass treatment to make them even bigger and better. Read on to learn more about how to create these fun and festive craft projects:
We were inspired by this streamer tutorial here. This design was intended for a photo booth backdrop, but we thought it would look better between doorway entrances. When designing a space, it is important to consider the actual location itself- what looks good online might not actually work best in the space you are decorating. Here are our takeaways:
- The tutorial: it is simple enough to implement in different ways – whether you want to create a photo booth backdrop or one for an entryway
- Time: It took about 5 hours for one person to do the job
- Supplies: super easy to find, and half of which you probably already own
- Conclusion: a great way to make a room festive! It added so much to the space and is perfect for a birthday, baby shower, or bridal shower. We love that you can choose which streamer colors you want. We did multicolored, but of course you could just do shades of blue, black and white – whatever your heart desires! We loved how it turned out, and our birthday girl Kathleen did too!
We completely fell in love with this DIY project. The original tutorial we looked at was this one. The direction for this project only called for a few flowers to be made, but we thought why stop at a few? So in typical Milk Glass fashion, we decided to think big, and we made an entire wall of them. Our hard work paid off because the end result was nothing short of incredible. Things to know about this project:
- The Tutorial: the visuals are super helpful in trying to make these flowers. Very easy to learn
- Time: we made about 450 flowers – so yes, it took a while. Our advice? If you want to make hundreds like we did, enlist your friends/roommates/significant others, and fire up your Netflix. It can take a while but you will not be disappointed by your end result.
- Supplies: really basic – scissors, a hot glue gun, and craft paper.
- Tip: We learned that if we vary the size of the flowers, it really adds to the overall visual appeal, and makes them look more realistic.
- Conclusion: If you have even the tiniest interest, you should try this project. Go crazy like we did and create a huge backdrop (we pinned the flowers to foam core boards), or just make a few flowers and scatter them around a dinning room table as part of a centerpiece. You’ll absolutely love how they turn out, and your guests will too.