Summer is upon us and the celebrations are coming soon! You can easily make crafts that are not only affordable, but kid friendly as well. Keep the kids occupied and save money by making decorations and favors at home. Just in time for Memorial Day, Flag Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day, these DIY Americana party decorations will be the perfect edition to your next party or barbecue. Not only can you use these crafts to give out as favors, but you can use for decorating and making pretty centerpieces as well. The Frugal Crafter has worked her magic, making these adorable favors and decorations with some of our most versatile products. Learn how to make these festive favor boxes and tags on The Frugal Crater’s blog: Classic Americana and Versatile Kraft! The distressed/used look makes these decorations that much more unique and special for the event too.
What You’ll Need to Make DIY Americana Party Decorations
You can find most of the items The Frugal Crafter used to make these on our Paper Mart website. The kraft wire handle favor box featured to the right of the image, is topped off with our Star Garland. You can fill these boxes with anything from red and blue M&M’s, to small cupcakes wrapped with Star Cupcake Wrappers, to non-food items like crayons, bouncy balls and erasers for the kids. Or as an alternative to favor boxes, you can use these as part of your table centerpiece, just fill the boxes with rocks or marbles to weigh them down, and tie balloons to the handles for pretty balloon centerpieces. The Kraft Gift Tags can not only be used for addressing a recipient’s name on a favor, but as a place card for the dinner table as well. Once strung with the red Jute Cord, you can string on favors or tie around a roll of silverware with a napkin at each person’s table setting. Lastly, you can use the small Kraft Jewelry Boxes to hold after dinner mints, toothpicks, or sweet treats.
Any way you decide to use these Americana-inspired favors and decorations, we believe they’ll be a big hit at your next party or holiday barbecue. The boxes are especially great, as you can fill with so many fun goodies and treats for your friends and family. If you make these on your own, let us know! Share and comment below. We would love to see how they turn out and know what you used them for.