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Painted Paper Plate Garland

To decorate last week’s craft party we hung a fun garland made from paper plates! A humble paper plate turned into a beautiful piece of art that can quickly center a party in a seriously pretty way. I love the challenge of making something pretty out of an unexpected material.

Painted Paper Plate Garland

Painted Paper Plate Garland

To make the painted paper plate garland you will need:

  • Paper plates
  • Paint
  • rope to hang the plates
  • Beads for separating them
  • A small hole punch for the center of each plate

Painted Paper Plate Garland

Painted Paper Plate Garland

1. Start by painting the edges of each plate and allowing it to dry out.

2. Punch a hole through the center of each plate and string onto a rope.

3. Use a small bead to separate each of the plates just enough to be able to see the pretty plate texture.

Painted Paper Plate Garland

Painted Paper Plate Garland

Painted Paper Plate Garland

The painted plates look like flowers! Such a fun way to update an otherwise plain party supply.

PS. Paper plates painted with food coloring.

(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).

Printable Father’s Day Garland

Father’s Day is coming up this weekend. If you are still looking for a way to let dad know you care – make him a banner! Hang it over something he really loves, like steak or a favorite record. It’s a simple way to let him know how amazing he is. And although I am […]

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Confetti & Coconut Birthday Cake

Creating a birthday party out of bright, colorful, simple ideas is the best way to do it. Hanging huge circle garland confetti and devouring a tasty coconut birthday cake make for a party scene that will thrill any birthday girl. Summer is almost here, and I am so excited! I love to slow down and […]

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Tropical leaf garland

I’ve been dreaming about everything summer this week. The warmer evenings and the lack of spring break vacation have me yearning for a good trip to the tropics. While we wait for the season to change, I figure we can bring a little bit of the tropical vibe to Reno with this oversized funky leaf garland. The garland […]

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