Decorate Your Favorite Plants for Parties

Decorate Your Favorite Plants for Parties

Add festive flair to your home for parties and holidays (or just for fun!) with this quick DIY craft project. By Katie Savannah Amos
By Katie Savannah Amos

Handmade banners and flags are perfect plant accessories for events. In just ten minutes, you can create fun, memorable decorations that will make your party a hit or brighten your day.

Materials List
  • Craft paper
  • Twine or embroidery thread
  • Large sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Wooden dowels
  • Craft glue

Step 1
Using craft paper and scissors, cut several shapes for your banner; shapes smaller than 2 inches look best. For more interest, cut different shapes -- such as triangles and hexagons -- and mix them together, or cut letters to spell a festive word or saying.
After you’ve cut out your desired shapes or letters, use a hole punch to add at least two small holes in the top of each shape. Leave enough room between them for a stitch.

Create a large, intricate shape or word by punching a few small pairs of holes along the top.

Step 2
Using a sewing or embroidery needle, thread your shapes onto a piece of twine. For visible stitches, begin by threading your needle up from under the first hole punch; to hide the twine, simply thread your needle from over your first hole punch.

Step 3
Tie each end of your completed banner to a wooden dowel. To prevent slipping or untying, place a drop or two of craft glue (or super glue; whatever you have handy should work) on each knot.

Try tying multiple, coordinated banners to a single set of dowels for an exciting, layered effect.

Now you and your plants are ready to party!

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