This weekend we are hosting a little “welcome home” party for our Florida friends. (They are both teachers and they spend half the summer in Ohio.) We missed them a lot, plus I had stumbled across these cute plates on clearance at Publix post 4th of July, and I wanted to buy them and use them for a party.
So obviously, we needed to host a party asap.
I tried to find some decor to match, but after a trip to World Market and West Elm, I came up empty-handed. (Actually, that is a lie. I bought a really cute laundry tote on clearance at West Elm and a bunch of wine at World Market.) So I decided to make it myself, and I must say, it came out pretty well!
Here’s what you will need to make your own:
- The printable I created for the letters for “Welcome Home” (or make your own on Pic Monkey)
- Some paper bags (I actually used the one from West Elm yesterday!)
- Scissors, Mod Podge, a brush, and a single hole punch
- Some kind of string, ribbon, raffia, or twine, preferably something a little rustic looking
This is probably the easiest project ever. And the best part of all is that it doesn’t have to be perfect! It actually looks better if it’s
a bit messy rustic.
Just cut the bags into 12 roughly equal squares, about 4 or 5 inches. Cut out the letters, paste them on the squares with the Mod Podge (if you use glue, it will get all crinkly), and cut the bottom of each square into a triangle. Then, hole punch each letter and string the ribbon/string/twine through.
Hang it wherever with a bit of tape, and you are ready for the party! Enjoy! :)