Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Graduation Party Decorations that are Cheap and Easy to Make

Are you looking for some inexpensive party decorations that are easy to make?  I get it.  We are finally planning my daughter's graduation and graduation party after months of waiting.  The last thing I want to do at this time is to spend lots of money or take lots of time making decorations.  So I'm going to show you How to Make Cheap and Easy (but cute and stylish) Graduation Party Decorations.  


Graduation Party Decorations that are Cheap and Easy to Make - make these super cute party decorations without a lot of supplies OR MONEY

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Last year when I planned my son's graduation party, I considered many details and stressed over them for months.  I figured I would do the same for my daughter's graduation this year.  And then the big, unplanned situation hit the world, and threw all plans out the window - including graduations.  We've waited patiently for months to see when my daughter's high school gradation would be, and now that we have a date, it's time to start planning the party.

Make Graduation Decorations that are Easy and Inexpensive


With everything that is going on in the world and in our family, the last thing I wanted to do is spend lots of time and money on a party.  But I still wanted to make it special.  I put my crafting skills to use and came up with some cute and stylish decor pieces that are done on a budget.


Cardstock Flag Table Centerpieces


Colored Cardstock is so inexpensive, it's the perfect thing to use for party decor!  The first thing I made was Flags for Table Centerpieces.



Graduation Table Centerpiece - flags made from cardstock, photo clips


Supplies Needed






Graduation Table Centerpiece - flags made from cardstock, photo clips


  • Download and print flag templates.
  • Cut the template out, place it on the cardstock, trace and cut out flags.



cardstock flags for graduation party table centerpieces


  • Use a small paper punch to make holes on the side of the flag for the dowel.  You may have to punch 2 holes, side by side, for the dowel to fit.



cardstock flags for graduation party table centerpieces


  • Insert dowel into bottom hole


cardstock flags for graduation party table centerpieces


  • Carefully maneuver the flag so you can insert the dowel into the upper hole.



cardstock flags for graduation party table centerpieces


  • The small hole punch makes the holes small enough that the cardstock stays on the dowel without any adhesive.  But if needed, you could run a bead of glue on the back of the flag to hold it on the dowel. 



cardstock flags for graduation party table centerpieces - easy and inexpensive table centerpieces



With 2 pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock I was able to make 4 small yellow flags and 3 large purple flags.  Then I used the scraps for the circle garland.

Cardstock Circle Garland


Using paper scraps left over from making the flags and a little bit of twine, I was able to make a 8 foot circle garland.


Circle Garland - cardstock circle garland for graduation party decorations


Supplies Needed




Circle Garland - cardstock circle garland for graduation party decorations


  • Use paper punches and paper scraps to cut as many circles as possible.


Circle Garland - cardstock circle garland for graduation party decorations


  • Lay the circles on a flat surface.  Put 2 of the same color and size near one another in alternating colors.


Circle Garland - cardstock circle garland for graduation party decorations


  • Place a dollop of hot glue one side of the circles. You can do about 4 circles at a time before the glue dries.


Circle Garland - cardstock circle garland for graduation party decorations


  • Place the twine on top of the dot of glue, then push the 2nd circle on top of it.  Repeat until you have finished with all of the circles.

Easy and Inexpensive DIY decorations for a Graduation Party - cardstock flags and cardstock circle banner decor



And that's how easy it is to make cardstock flags and circle garland. They are both so cute and would make any party so much fun!  Make these Graduation Party Decorations easily today!



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