I love making paper crafts so much that I’m usually looking for any excuse to make more. Parties are the perfect reason to break out your paper crafting skills. With the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, you can easily make just about any decor you need.
Supplies needed to make your own paper crafts party decor:
- Silhouette Cameo & Accessories
- Silhouette Download Card
- Cardstock (minty green, white, kraft)
- Glue Dots
- Adhesive Tape Runner
- Flameless Tealight Candle
- Word processing program & home printer (optional)
Before starting, load the Silhouette download card to Silhouette Online Store and purchase the following files: this 3D vase, this lantern, this wreath with banner, various plant files like this, this and this, this easel, this arrow border, optional: party hat.
Step 1: Cut this vase file in two parts – the base layer in a dark color and the top layer in white.
Step 2: Use a tape runner to attach the white panels to the base layer. The bottom of the vase is created by one of the hexagons inside the vase and one on the outside bottom.
Step 1: Cut several plants out of minty paper. I mixed it up with various types of plants in various sizes. I ended up needing more fillers to help hold the plants so I used leftover white paper and cut it into strips.
Step 1: Cut the arrow file out of mint green paper at about 8-10 inches, depending on your napkin.
Step 1: Using word processing or image editing software, create and print a small menu – a little less than 3 inches wide.
Step 2: After printing the menu, cut it out in a smaller square. Tip for the next step – it is easiest to align the printed menu on the cutting mat if you cut it out in an exact square shape, leaving room on all edges.
Step 3: Use the Cameo to cut out the menu in a fancy shape. Just a tip – for some free shapes, you can download dingbat fonts. I downloaded KG Flavor and Frames and used a bracket shape. Line the bracket shape up in the top left edge of the software mat and then place the menu in the top left of the cutting mat. The bracket should be about 3 inches wide.I was thrilled that this cut perfectly the first try. I usually have to test one or two before getting the cut just right.
Step 4: Cut out this easel around 2.5 inches wide and bend it along the perforated line.
Step 1: Cut the wreath elements out of kraft paper. I sized mine down to about 3.5-4 inches wide. Tip – you will need to cut double the amount of leaves that are provided in the file.
Step 2: Begin applying the leaves as shown in the photo, using adhesive tape runner.
Step 3: Write your guest’s name on the banner and fold the banner as shown in the final photo.
Step 4: Sorry you can’t see this in the photo, but a glue dot on either side of the wreath and then attach the banner to the wreath.This maybe my favorite part of the party decor! Though the mini menus are giving it a run for it’s money. 😉
Step 1: Cut this lantern file out of white paper. Any size you want.
Step 2: Bend every perforated line – and there are many!
Step 3: Fold the bottom pieces together. I found I could fold it different ways and it stilled worked.
Step 4: Use a glue dot one each of the four pieces to hold it together.
Place a flameless candle in the paper crafts lantern before tying the top off with string. Even though this might seem obvious, remember – don’t put a real candle in a paper lantern! To jazz it up, I put a plant cutout under the lantern.
Is this a birthday party? You have to have party hats! (Even if it’s not a birthday, party hats are absolutely acceptable. 😉 )
Step 1: Cut the party hat file out of kraft paper.
Step 2: Use glue dots to attach the three prongs to the other side of the hat (on the inside).
Step 3: Use glue dots to attach the long perforated strip to the other side of the hat (on the outside).
Step 4: You can cut out mini hearts with the Cameo but I happened to have a mini heart punch nearby so I used that. I attached them to the hat with glue dots.
Step 5: Tie yarn onto the holes on either side of the hat. Voila!That’s it. Now you just have to set all your paper crafts up to create a beautiful Fall table. I used rolls of kraft paper as my ‘tablecloth’.