I am always looking for inexpensive DIY party decorations. This one fits the bill!
Once you make the initial investment in tools, the possibilities are endless! I decided to make a sign for an upcoming work party with a fiesta theme.
Step 1: Print your desired image/word onto a piece of printer paper. The total size should be no more than 3.5 x 3.5 inches.
Step 2: Place the printed image on a sturdy surface and position the projector on top of the image. The image should face up. Face the projector towards a blank wall.
Step 3: Turn off the lights in the room and pull the curtains closed. Leave just enough light that you can see your hands in front of you. Now you can turn the projector on and play around with the direction of the image to get the look you want.
Step 4: Tape the poster board up where the image is projected on the wall. Now you can trace the outline of your image using a pencil.
Step 5: Cut out the outline and erase unwanted lines as you go. If you have awesome scissor skills, you will excel at this part. However, my poor cutting technique lead to some seriously wonky lines. Which I am embracing, of course. 🙂
Step 6: Hang your new DIY party decorations. I used fun washi tape to tape my fiesta sign up.
Side note – how many perfectionists out there are cringing over my funky-looking ‘t’? Haha!
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Katie is the creative mind behind lemonjitters.com, a blog dedicated to all things crafty. Her interests are ever-changing and currently include: kitschy kitchen timers, digital design, eating lots of chocolate and paper crafting.