Room Dividers – A Simple DIY Party Decor

Party Decor doesn’t have to be expensive or hard to make. Give these simple DIY Room Dividers a try. It’s made with streamers and a tension rod.

 

Room Dividers

A Simple DIY Party Decor

 

We hosted a Murder Mystery Party for Rory’s 21st birthday — it was a blast! In preparing for the party, I had to figure out ways for the guests to spy on each other or have secret meetings. We have a long hallway in our house with the bathroom about two-thirds of the way down. So, I decided to create room dividers to break the hallway into sections.

Now, I did not want this to be difficult or costly, but I did want it to be fun and festive and go with the other party decor. And that’s how this idea came to be using crepe paper streamers (in the party colors) and a tension rod.

These room dividers were a huge hit and so much fun to sneak behind for covert meetings or spying for the mystery game. They would also come in handy to block off areas you would rather guest did not go.

Let’s make a Room Divider!

Gather your crepe paper streamers and set them in the color order you desire. I used a barbecue skewer through the center of each streamer roll to make pulling the streamers easier and more manageable.

Figure out how long you want your streamers and cut them. Fold the streamers in half length-wise, but do not crease them.

Hang your tension rod so you can freely work with it. Take the folded end of the streamers and go over the tension rod from the back to the front.

The folded end of the streamers creates a loop. Pull the straight streamers through the loop to the front.

Pull the straight streamers gently until the loop tightens around the tension rod.

Repeat these steps until your tension rod has the fullness you desire.

These crepe paper room dividers were easy to walk through but definitely worked well for creating separate spaces. If you are using the room dividers to block off an area, you can also attach a “Please, keep out,” or “No entry,” banner.

Check out the dessert we served for this party… it was a KILLER CAKE!

Have fun with these DIY Room Dividers at your next party!

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Ornaments – How-To Use Them All Year Long

Decorate for the holidays with Christmas Ornaments you can use all year long. Check out these fun ideas that will justify your spending.

Fun Ways To Use Christmas Ornaments All Year Long

 

During the first few years of home ownership, it can be hard to justify spending money on expensive decorations. You want to celebrate the season and create an inviting environment, but it’s hard to justify spending money on something that will sit in storage for the rest of the year.

Fortunately, it’s possible to have amazing decorations while staying true to your thrifty self. Creative homeowners can use their Christmas ornaments, lights, and even pinecones all year round. Follow these three decorating tips to learn more.

Use Pastel Christmas Ornaments as Easter Decorations

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If you have an unconventional Christmas tree with bright blues, pastel pinks, whites, and light greens, consider using your ornaments again during Easter. You can place them in mason jars as table centerpieces, or string them up for a party or Easter egg hunt.

Some creative decorators find ways to use their ornaments all year round. If you invest in blue ornaments this year, you can pair them with your white and red ones during the 4th of July or Memorial Day. Your green ornaments can also make an appearance for St. Patrick’s Day. The colors are easy, and the creative part is finding a way to display your ornaments during the year.

Keep Your Lights Up for Summer Patio Parties

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Christmas lights look amazing during the holiday season, but putting them up and taking them down can become incredibly frustrating for all parties involved. Plus, you have to store them in the attic or basement until they’re ready for display.

Instead, homeowners should consider investing in strands of LED lights that can stay outdoors all year long. You can use them for other holidays like the 4th of July, or use them for patio lighting during a picnic or barbeque. Specialty sites like christmaslightsetc.com have programmable lights so you can change the colors based on the event or mood.

Pinecones Add a Rustic Feel to Table Settings

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Rustic-chic is one of the most popular decoration styles right now, from mason jar glasses to burlap at weddings. This is great if you incorporate pinecones into your holiday decoration. Use them in the spring or summer as centerpieces, and feature them in the fall when you break out brown and orange throw pillows and napkins.

Pinecones aren’t necessarily related to the holidays, and they have stronger ties to the outdoors than Christmas. While they’re often used with holly to create a romantic setting, they’re actually an easy and affordable decoration that can be used 12 months out of the year. If you’re worried about making them stand out, invest in moss to cover them in the warm months and fake snow to cover them in the winter.

Once you start thinking about using Christmas decorations throughout the year, you will start shopping with multipurpose items in mind. Soon, you will have a collection of decorations for any event, not just for the holidays that end after January 1. Also, you don’t have to complete your decoration shopping in one year. If you buy a little every year, your collection will continue to grow.

 

 

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