Hanging decorations for a party

Other than balloons and buntings, lanterns make fabulous hanging decorations, guaranteed to liven up any party.

Tissue Pom Pom (By  Chelsea @ two twenty one)

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These ‘tissue paper pom pom’ are absolutely sweet, easy to make – a wonderful bonding activity with your little ones.

Materials required:

  • Tissue wrapping paper (8 – 10 sheets per pom pom)
  • Scissor
  • Floral wire / yarn
  • Ruler

Detailed step-by-step can be found here. Photos included.

If you wish for a two-toned pom pom, simply place a lighter tone / contrasting coloured tissue paper in between a darker tone.

The diameter of the pom pom is more or less the length of the tissue paper as you fold it repeatedly. Think of paper fan, and you will likely get what we mean. So size and colour wise, you decide. The sky is the limit.

Jellyfish lantern (By Paper lantern Store)

Whether or not you are having a ‘Under the Sea’ theme, these wriggling jellyfish lanterns are simply too gorgeous to give it a miss.

Materials required:

  • 1 10 inch / 12 inch round paper lantern
  • Tissue wrapping paper
  • Scissors
  • White glue

Paper Star Lantern (by Homemade Gifts Made Easy)

Starry starry night…diamonds twinkling so merrily. Add a bulb inside the star and watch it comes to life. This set of instructions comes with template of 3 different sizes. Why not give it a try?

(Photo from Homemade gifts made easy)
(Photo from Homemade gifts made easy)

Materials required:

  • Star template
  • pretty paper / thin card paper
  • printer
  • scissors
  • glue / double sided tape
  • needle and thread

Detailed step-by-step can be found here. Photos included.

Honeycomb ball (by Mr Printables Blog)

Materials required:

  • Tissue wrapping paper
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue stick
  • needle and thread
  • ruler
  • thick paper
  • protractor (to draw a nice round circle)

Detailed step-by-step can be found here. Photos included.

(Photo from blog.MrPrintables.com)
(Photo from blog.MrPrintables.com)

Hot Air Balloons (by Lindsey Cheney of the pleated poppy)

Having a “Wizard of Oz” theme? Engage everyone’s imagination as they sail away in these colourful creations.

Materials required:

  • 1 round paper lantern
  • 2 styofoam cups
  • scissors
  • glue
  • yarn
  • needle and thread
  • ruler
  • scrap fabric / ribbons
  • watercolours and brushes

Detailed step-by-step can be found here. Photos included.

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