6 Easy Tissue Paper Crafts to Customize Your Next Party

Easy and pretty, these tissue paper crafts will turn your party up a notch.

Whether you're decorating for a party on a budget or want to spend quality time with your kids, crafting with tissue paper is easy, budget-friendly and the results are pretty amazing. We've rounded up our favorite six projects — you might even have all the materials for these on hand!

Beehive Pinata

Finished Pinata

Finished Pinata

This custom-made pinata will provide guests with a fun activity during your next outdoor garden party.

Drink Flags

DIY Drink Flags With Metallic Tissue Paper

DIY Drink Flags With Metallic Tissue Paper

Whip up some drink flags by wrapping metallic tissue paper around straws. These examples by Kim Stoegbauer of The TomKat Studio would be festive for your bar or beverage station.

To make these festive drink flags, wrap a small piece of metallic tissue paper around the top of a straw, and attach with double-stick tape. Cut small slits to create fringe.

Colorful Pom-Poms

Two-Toned Tissue Paper Pom Poms

Two-Toned Tissue Paper Pom Poms

These tissue paper pom poms are inexpensive, but look impressive when hanging in groups from chandeliers or the ceiling.

Group tissue pom-poms together and hang above your table for a budget-friendly way to add color.

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Tissue Paper Garland

DIY Pink and Gold Tassel Garland

DIY Pink and Gold Tassel Garland

Tassel garland is totally hot right now. You could shell out for this shiny goodness, or, if you have some time, try your hand at our DIY take on the trend.

All you need to make this eye-catching garland is tissue paper, ribbon or cord and scissors. Hang this year-round on your mantel, from your bar top or in your room or office.

Paper Flowers

Tissue Paper Flowers Bouquet

Tissue Paper Flowers Bouquet

Whether used in a bouquet or as a centerpiece, tissue paper flowers are a whimsical and fun way to brighten up any event.

Photo by: Photo by At the Picket Fence

Photo by At the Picket Fence

Make a vibrant centerpiece by making a variety of paper flowers.

Paper Lanterns

Summer Lanterns

Summer Lanterns

These pressed flower lanterns are the perfect addition to a warm summer’s eve. They are easy and cost almost nothing to make, plus you can use them to preserve your favorite summer flowers even after the blooms have passed. A warm, gentle glow makes these perfect for a backyard party, or a quiet evening alone under the stars.

Illuminate your outdoor party with DIY paper lanterns made with pressed flowers and tissue paper.

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Hand-Painted Bracelets 3 Ways

From fingerprints to polka dots and stripes, these easy painted wooden bracelets are easy enough for kids to make but stylish enough for Mom to sport.

Butterfly Window Garland

Bring the outdoors in with a colorful, spring-inspired butterfly window garland. This super-easy project will look great no matter which side of the window you're looking through.

Decoupage Photo and Quote Cans

Transform an old tin can into a personalized, decoupaged storage bin. Let the kids cut out their favorite photos and sayings for a completely customizable look.

Recycled Crayons

Gather broken, forgotten crayons and transform them into colorful new treasures that fit perfectly in the hands of even the smallest artists.

Ruffled Rose Headband

With just a little help from a crafty adult, kids can turn a plain elastic headband into a sweet ruffled-rose headband, perfect for girls big or small.

Make an Easy Rag Wreath

Upcycle odd bits of fabric into a cute rag wreath. This no-sew wreath can be a beautiful accent for any holiday or occasion — just choose seasonal fabrics and get started!

Create an Easy Pencil Pinwheel

With just a little help from an adult, kids can craft these handmade paper pinwheels to add a splash of color to playtime.

Hanging Birdfeeders

Feed the birds with these adorable molded birdseed crafts. Kids will love helping to mix, shape and hang this simple project. Watch step-by-step instructions here.

Make a Bejeweled Plant Marker

Transform an ordinary rock into a colorful work of art that labels your plants and accents a garden bed.

Found Object Stepping Stones

Grab an old cereal box and some odds and ends like buttons, shells, marbles and mosaic tiles and let kids create their own custom design on a quick-drying cement stepping stone. Watch Weekday Crafternoon to learn how.

Turn Terra-Cotta Pots Into Windchimes

Transform tiny terra-cotta pots into cheery music for your garden. These chimes are constructed entirely by knotting and gluing — no drilling required!

Natural Tie-Dyed Shirts

Stain a shirt on purpose! With a few simple materials, you can turn edibles into safe, beautiful fabric dyes right in your own kitchen.

Block Print Napkins With DIY Stamps

Turn basic household items into simple stamps, then create your own custom-stamped towels and napkins.

Make a Tin Can Lantern

These recycled can lanterns are so simple to make that the kids can help, and so beautiful after dark that the adults will want to join in the fun, too!

Easy-Sew Tote Bag

A straightforward sewing project for tweens, teens or anyone new to sewing, this lined fabric tote bag is simple to make. Mix and match fabrics to make it totally custom.

Make a Family Terrarium

Terrariums are one of the easiest ways to keep plants alive in your home. Make one with a tiny family inside using miniature train display figures.

Photo By: Jessika Creedon ©Jessika Creedon 2013

Road Trip Art Kit

Think of this traveling artists' tool kit as your "Are we there yet?" insurance. Add chalkboard paint to the outside of a metal lunchbox for fun drawing surface, then fill with favorite art supplies. Get step-by-step instructions for ths project.

Teacher Mugs

Use porcelaine paint pens to create customized mugs for teachers, parents or grandparents. After drying for 24 hours, the ink is top-shelf dishwasher safe.

Recycled Bottle Ring Toss

Recycled soda bottles and an old fruit crate find new life as a fun ring toss game perfect for summer gatherings. Learn how to make this ring toss game.

Make an Animal Silhouette Growth Chart

Chart your child's growth with a cute, colorful and crafty wall hanging they can help build.

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