4 Easy DIY Garden Party Decorations To Make This Summer
Great garden party decorations have the power to transform your outdoor space into an utterly enchanting party grotto. Once you’ve picked a theme you can adorn every tree, table and fence post with bright, exciting decorations to create a welcoming summer paradise for you and your guests to enjoy.
On a bit of a budget? No problem; DIY garden party decorations are the answer you’ve been looking for. Using just a few basic items you can create gorgeous garden adornments in no time. Here’s a few of our favourite DIY garden party decoration ideas to give you a little project inspiration:
Hanging Boho Bottle Gardens
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Add extra depth and a whole new floral dimension to your garden with these hanging bottle decorations. These would look fantastic in any garden, so long as you have somewhere to hang them from. Trees, fence posts and hanging brackets are all good candidates for this. What’s more, they’re also super quick and easy to make.
All you need are some flowers (real or artificial), some strong twine a few clear glass bottles (you can use buy classic, retro milk bottles on Amazon for just a few pounds, or you can re-use old wine bottles or even jam jars for this). Simply wrap and knot your twine around the lip of your bottle or jar and make sure it feels secure. Then arrange your chosen flowers in the bottles and hang them around the garden for a fab boho garden effect.
Paper and Fabric Party Bunting
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The classics never die. And when they look this good, why should they? Bunting is a garden party decorations staple and creates an instant party atmosphere. These paper and fabric bunting flags are perfect for creating a vintage garden party look. However, you can use any patterns and colours you like to create all sorts of different themes. All you’ll need is a few sheets of scrapbook or patterned paper, some fabric trim (you can find these in all good haberdasheries), an iron and a sewing machine or needle and thread. You can find a full tutorial for this particular project here – you’ll be surprised at just how quick and easy these are to put together.
If you’re not into sewing, there is an alternative. You can simply glue your paper flags around a length of decorative butchers’ twine for a super quick project.
Tropical Leaf Garland
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If you’re going for a tropical themed garden party then these tropical garlands are the perfect finishing touch. Bold, bright and incredibly easy to make, you can string these all over your garden to brighten up fences and create a vibrant party atmosphere. All you’ll need are a few packs of green card or paper (ideally a mixture of different green shades). Plus some white card for the accent flowers, some green or white twine and a little glue. If you’re not confident with your leaf drawing skills, the amazing blog that wrote the tutorial for this garland also provides free printable templates which you can download here.
Once you have downloaded, printed and cut out your leaves, simply glue them to your twine by folding their stems over. Et Voila! You have an amazing tropical garland to liven up your garden party in seconds. Thinking of a more traditionally themed summer party? Simply swap out the tropical leaves for traditional flower shapes instead.
Cutlery holder Jar
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Garden parties simply aren’t complete without party food, right? So let’s pay attention to some of the little details that will make your garden party look extra special; cutlery holders for example. As DIY garden party decorations go, these adorable fruity mason jar holders are one of the most straightforward. Using any old glass jars you can lay your hands on, simply spray paint them in a solid colour coat (one dark pink and one yellow, in this case). Then paint or draw some black pips on the watermelon jar and attach a piece of decorative ribbon around the rim for the finishing touch. That really is it.
You could also do a lime, a strawberry and a kiwi for holding extra garden party essentials like spoons, napkins and drinking straws.
If you’re anything like us you’ll already be scheduling a BBQ just to take advantage of these fabulous DIY garden party decorations. As always, we want to see your summery creations and garden parties in full swing, so send us your pics on our Facebook and Twitter pages, or tag us on Instagram using @craftyartsuk.