12 Easy DIY Birthday Decor Ideas

Grace Lynne Fleming

When it comes to birthdays, you don’t always want to spend an arm and a leg on decorations. And other times you want something more personalized and unique to celebrate a loved one. Whatever the case may be when you’re planning a birthday party, we recommend a bit of DIY work to get the festivities started off on the right foot. Here are 12 easy DIY birthday decor ideas that virtually anyone can pull off and can be tweaked to work for any type of celebration!

1. Paper Pinwheels.

Paper Pinwheels

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Choose some scrap paper that works for you theme and create these easy pinwheels! Dress up the tables, gift area or the cake’s spot in the corner with these whimsical accents. {found on Studio DIY}

2. Rainbow Water.

Water flower vases

Create a beautiful scene on the tables with a bit of water, food coloring and fresh florals. This adds an easy pop to an unsuspecting spot and the guests will adore it!

3. Embellished Party Hats.

Embellished Party Hats

Jazz up every hat at the party with fun embellishments and creative spirits. Every guests should have one and add to the eclectic mix! {found on Handmade Charlotte}

4. Balloon Backdrop.

Balloon Backdrop

This DIY couldn’t be any easier. Grab some balloons and streamers and then get to work! This is the perfect way to add festivity and color without too much fuss. {found on Pinterest}

5. Confetti Glasses.

Confetti Glasses

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For a princess affair or a more grown-up celebration, try creating these glitter glasses. It’ll create a gorgeous, feminine ambiance and a bit of romance too! {found on The 36Th Avenue}

6. Ice Cream Hanging.

Ice Cream Hanging

Who doesn’t love ice cream? And who wouldn’t love this sweet addition to the party. Made with party lanterns and manila folders, you’d be surprised how easy this is! {found on Chickabug}

7. Ribbon Chandelier.

Ribbon Chandelier

Decorate your party with nooks and crannies filled with whimsy and wonder. Ribbon chandeliers can be a beautiful and memorable addition to any type of birthday party adventure. {found on Harts Desire}

8. Donut Addition.

Donut Addition

Grab some paint and tissue paper to make these sweet treats come to life! How fun and playful are these adorable additions to any birthday? {found on Makes and Takes}

9. Dipped Vases.

Colorful Vases

Dress the tables with charm and sophistication by adding fresh flowers. But make sure to add an easy, personal touch to your glass vases with a dash of paint! {found on Brit+Co}

10. Cascading Pink.

Cascading Pink

Crate paper never looked so good. Instead of streaming these pink pieces around the room in a traditional sense, create a birthday-spirited chandelier for the party! {found on Rice Design Blog}

11. Candle Dressing.

Candle Dressing

Don’t leave the birthday candles boring and bare. Embellish them with glitter and jewels for a bright pop on the cake and a warm surprise for the man or woman of honor. {found on Shindigz}

12. Glitter Balloons.

Glitter Balloons

All you need to make this gorgeous DIY come full circle are balloons, chunky glitter and a bit of mod podge. We’re in love with all the possibilities that come with this idea! {found on My Sister’s Suitcase}



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