15 Ideas for (Easy!) DIY Birthday Decorations

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Making a themed party out of items you already have at home is easier than you think. Here’s a look at cute DIY birthday decorations for inspiration!

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First Birthday Straws

Keep your baby front and center with this simple straw topper. To make this easy DIY birthday decoration, start by cutting ovals out of your favorite scrapbook paper. Glue a photo of your baby’s face to each oval and then use a hole punch to cut a hole at the top and bottom of each oval. Thread a paper straw through the holes for a smile with every sip.

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Colorful DIY Lanterns

You need just three things for this eye-catching center piece: tissue paper, decoupage glue (we use Mod Podge) and empty glass jars.

Brush a thin layer of glue onto the jar, then arrange tissue paper on the glue. To seal the pattern, carefully brush another layer of glue over top of the tissue paper and allow it to dry completely. When it’s time to party, pop a small tea light candle into the jar to illuminate your handiwork.