Welcome! I love to share my passion for DIY projects and crafting. As a mom of four, I love creating personalized pieces that make special moments even more memorable. And what better way to do that than by making your own DIY party decorations?
For my daughter’s 13th birthday, I wanted to go all out and create some truly special DIY projects. And of course, my Cricut was the perfect tool for the job. From personalized party favors to custom decorations, I was able to create everything I needed to make my daughter’s day extra special. As a mom who loves to create personalized pieces and projects, I can honestly say that my Cricut is not only affordable but also worth every penny. So if you’re looking for a versatile and easy-to-use crafting tool that can help you make unforgettable memories, look no further than Cricut!
3 DIY Party Decorations with Cricut
I’m excited to share how I used my trusty Cricut machine to create three unique DIY party decorations for my daughter’s 13th birthday. Making sure that the party was everything she wanted was very important. Zoey opted for an intimate celebration with a few of her closest friends. Her only request was shades of lavender with touches of black and silver.
I aim to please and “wow” with all our parties. These celebrations are true labors of love for myself and the ability to turn my ideas into a reality with my Cricut has been the cherry on top. So, let’s dive into these 3 easy projects you can do to elevate any celebration in your life!
One of my favorite DIY party decorations and projects are personalized stickers! You can find my design HERE.
- Design your stickers on Design Space. Whether you want to use your own design or choose from the thousands of options available on Design Space, start by creating your sticker design. For this project, I went with a simple white circle as my base and found an image on Design Space that I liked.
- Once you have your design, select both the circle and the image and click on “align”. Center the image on the circle to make sure it’s perfectly aligned.
- Highlight both the circle and the image and hit “flatten”. This will turn your project into a print then cut project, which is necessary for creating stickers.
- Hit “make” and follow the prompts to print your design onto your Cricut sticker paper. Once your design is printed, load the sticker sheet onto your light grip mat.
- Follow the prompts on your Cricut machine , if you want to create multiple-enter the amount on the upper left hand corner,select sticker paper and let your machine do the cutting. Once your stickers are cut, simply peel them off the sticker sheet and you’re ready to decorate!
Making DIY stickers with your Cricut machine is a fun and easy way to add a personal touch to your party decorations. I used the stickers to top small mason jars filled with one of our party treats!
DIY Favor Tags
Looking for a fun and easy way to add a personalized touch to your party favors? Why not make your own DIY party favor tags with your Cricut machine! You can find my design HERE.
- Silver glitter card stock
- Purple card stock- I had Cricut card stock from previous projects
- White card stock
- Cricut Maker 3– or any other Cricut machine
- Grip Mat
- Craft glue
- Start by finding a tag shape that you like in Design Space. For this project, I went for a traditional rectangular tag and made it silver as my tag base.
- To add some dimension, I layered a smaller tag shape on top and made it purple.
- For the thank you text, I wanted to make sure it popped, so I added the offset feature. Select the offset and text, and hit “flatten”. This will turn this portion of the project into a print then cut project.
- Hit “make” and follow the prompts for both the print then cut text portion, as well as the silver and purple tags.
- Once your Cricut machine is done cutting everything, carefully remove your cardstock from the mat by flipping it over to prevent rolling.
- Use double-sided tape or craft glue to layer all the pieces together.
- For a final dainty touch, hang your tag on your party favors with some baker’s twine in matching colors and tie a little bow.
I added the tags to the jelly baskets and filled them with a treat, a face mask, a personalized tumbler (more on that soon), a spa headband, and nail polish for our teen’s friends.
DIY Personalized Tumblers
Now let’s talk about the party favor focal point-the personalized tumblers. A big goal of mine is to make practical, useful, and fun party favors. Giving my guests things they will continue to use is very important to me. You can find my design HERE.
- Holographic Sparkle permanent vinyl in Huckleberry Myrtille
- Skinny Tumblers
- Cricut Maker 3
- Standard Grip Mat
- Transfer Tape
- Scraper Tool
- Weeding Tool
- Start by typing in each of your guest’s names using Annie Leu font. Size them to your liking. For this project, I made them about 4.5 inches in width and 2.75 inches in height.
- Once you have all the names, select “make it” and load your holographic permanent vinyl onto your standard grip mat.
- Let your Cricut machine do the cutting, then remove your vinyl from the mat.
- Weed your design using a weeding tool.
- Use transfer tape and a scraper tool to adhere the design to the tumbler. Make sure to go over the design on both the front and back with your scraper tool, flip it over and remove the backing slowly.
- Place your transfer tape with the weeded design onto your tumbler and go over it again with the scraper tool.
- Remove the transfer tape slowly and in a zig-zag motion to reveal your personalized tumbler!
DIY Cake Topper
Last, but definitely not least is one of the easiest and underrated DIY’s EVER, in my opinion. A DIY Cake topper. You can choose between cutting images, using text, or both to make your cake topper dreams come true. To keep the elegant and lavender vibes going I went with using text and personalized the cake topper with Zoey’s name. You can find my design HERE.
- Glitter card stock
- Purple Card stock
- Cricut Machine
- Cutting Mat
- 3D Scrapbooking Foam squares
- Paper straws
- Start by selecting the text and Annie Leu font, and write out “Happy Birthday” and the person’s name.
- To cut it as one piece, select the “ungroup” option on the top right-hand side of the screen and move the letters to be touching.
- To add depth and two layers, select the offset option.
- Select “make it”, choose the mat for loading options, and follow the prompts to cut your pieces.
- Peel the cut portions from your mat.
- To give the cake topper a 3D effect, use foam squares to adhere the two layers together.
- Add dowels or paper straws to the back of your cake topper and place it on your cake!
From custom stickers to personalized tumblers, and favor tags to cake toppers, these tutorials have shown you how to create unique and memorable party decorations that will impress your guests.
Whether you’re planning a birthday party, wedding, or any other special occasion, there’s no better way to add a personal touch than with handmade decorations. With the help of your Cricut machine and a few materials, you can create party favors and decor that are both affordable and eye-catching.
So why not give it a try and see what creative designs you can come up with! With these tutorials, you’ll be able to create DIY party decorations that are sure to make your celebration unforgettable. Happy crafting!