21 DIY birthday decoration ideas at home
Birthdays are great excuses to remind a friend or loved one how worth celebrating they are, so break out the birthday cake and candles, hang a festive banner and get the party started ! And while you’re at it, why not have some fun with these DIY Birthday Decoration Ideas who will make a house party, or even just a small gathering, feel extra special?
You have a boy? Or a girl? We’ve got ideas to celebrate them all, and adults too – you can never outgrow birthday decorations after all. Many are simple and low budget, so don’t be intimidated. Create a “Happy Birthday” garland for a wall or cake, fill balloons with confetti and pinatas with candy, and top tables with table runners and centerpieces, all with a unique creative touch for parties. personalize.
So while you’re shopping for gifts, we’ve got more than covered gift ideas for girlfriends, gifts for girls (especially 10 year old girls), gifts for teens, gifts for moms, gifts for husbands, and more, remember that surprising the guest of honor with party decorations is a gift in itself. And now our 21 birthday decoration ideas for you to DIY!
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Table Cake Bunting
Nothing adds charm to a dessert table faster than sweet garlands nestled in a cake or cupcake stand. Yellow Bliss Road has a DIY for a customizable chalkboard-style version that you can tie with twine or baker’s twine.
Get the free Yellow Bliss Road printable and tutorial.
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Mix and Match Vintage Dessert Pedestals
Make your own eclectic dessert stands with this super simple project that reuses any plates, candlesticks or vases you have on hand or at flea markets. For pieces repurposed as bases, try flipping them for a different look. Use museum wax to hold the pieces together.
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cookie cutter birthday candle
Making your own birthday candles is pretty awesome. But adding a touch of whimsy using your favorite cookie cutter is downright magical!
Get the tutorial at Studio DIY.
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Spruce up the birthday buffet or bar with a simple garland you can make from paper straws. Buy straws that complement your party’s palette, cut them into graduated lengths, and string them over a length of baker’s twine in groups to look like pennants.
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You don’t have to go for a store-bought tablecloth year after year! Here, eye-catching gold details brighten up a piece of pink fabric and work beautifully as a fortune runner.
Get the tutorial on Sugar and Cloth.
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Flower bomb decorations
Talk about an overdone birthday! A “blooming flower” installation is a fun way to impress your guest of honor and delight friends and family.
Get the tutorial at Camille Styles.
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Balloons filled with confetti
Dress up standard balloons by filling them with confetti for a splash of colorful birthday party decor.
Get the tutorial on Prudent Baby.
Floral arrangement for groceries
No, you don’t need to spend half your salary on flowers for a birthday party. Instead, turn a selection of simple supermarket flowers into an inexpensive, yet beautiful, masterpiece!
Get more last-minute birthday party tips from Sugar and Charm.
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Just a few dollars worth of tissue paper confetti is the foundation for this impactful backdrop. Choose any message you like, then hang it behind a cake table or use it as a fun photo with a basket of festive accessories.
Get the tutorial on Life Sweet Life.
Bright and bold decorations
Pastels are beautiful and soft pinks can be nice, but why not go all out with bright colors this year? We love the dynamic and limitless look of this party.
Get the Paper and Stitch tutorial.
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You can’t go wrong when perfection is far from the goal, like in this adorable table runner. Use staggered popsicle sticks to create the base for an inexpensive, festive runner, then splatter paint in colors that match your party look. And There you go!
Get the tutorial on At Home in Love.
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This colorfully styled paper hot air balloon is sure to add charm to any birthday party decor. You can even easily add an LED tealight to turn it into a lantern.
Get the tutorial on Oh My! Creative.
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Painted Bottle Centerpieces
Create centerpieces that are as simple as they are beautiful with this DIY that turns all the extra mason jars you have into stunning decor.
Get the Little Miss Momma tutorial.
Put the guest of honor front and center with these simple photo cake toppers. Simply cut out black and white snapshots of the honoree’s face showing different expressions, make little party hats for each one, and skewer them on wooden sticks. We challenge guests not to brag about the fun result!
Get the tutorial at Kara’s Party Ideas.
Give birthday party balloons a whole new twist: tie oversized helium-filled globes with a colorful assortment of ribbons of varying lengths, widths, and textures.
Get the tutorial on Green Wedding Shoes.
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For some occasions, more is more when it comes to sparkle and festivity. If this sounds like your birthday party, make a DIY disco ball piñata that will make your guests ohh and ahh.
Get the tutorial on Tikkido.
Real flowers are pretty, but they are expensive and don’t last. For a budget-friendly alternative, spruce up the party space with tissue paper flowers (non-perishable!) that you can DIY in a snap.
Get the tutorial on I Heart Nap Time.
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If you can fold a piece of paper, you can make this beautiful garland an affordable birthday party decor. Choose any colors that match your theme.
Get the tutorial on Oh Happy Day.
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