DIY: easy paper bowls

Today’s DIY party idea comes from an elevencupcakes favorite, Martha Stewart.  Using plain old paper plates and rubber bands you can make fabulous little snack bowls or favor containers.

It could also be a great art project by first decorating the plates.  Rubber bands come in almost any color it is easy to coordinate with any theme.  For the full supply list and tutorial click here.  Thank you to the creative minds at Martha Stewart for sharing this idea.

We hope we have inspired you this week to create something DIY for your next celebration.

DIY: silverware caddy

Today’s DIY idea turns a cardboard bottle caddy into a party perfect silverware caddy.

An old Izzy bottle caddy re-purposed with paint, paper, and ribbon  was all we needed for this project.

First we painted it using acrylic black paint.  After that dried we wrapped the bottom with a 4″  belt of paper made  from old book pages.  We finished it with orange ribbon.  We decorated this one to match our upcoming spooky story party.   It would be easy to make your silverware caddy customized for your party’s theme and decor.

Small plastic cups helped keep our silverware standing upright.  We had four places for forks, knives, spoons, and straws.  We hope you enjoyed today’s DIY idea.

DIY: cake pop tower

This simple lollypop stand can work great for cake pops, lollypops, rock candy, and more! You can find the full tutorial here. If you plan on using this for more than one occasion, choose a ribbon color that could work for both. We found that red and white were good colors that could be used over and over again.Here is the one we made for a Sesame Street inspired party.