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.

Make This: Tissue Pom-Poms

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.

Make This: Paper Lanterns

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