I love the look of paper crafts – all the adorable custom invitations and clever food labels you see out there – love it! But I don’t have the patience for it. It’s ironic that I love blogging so much, but when it comes to graphic design, my motivation goes down the drain. And designing with real paper and art supplies takes me a looooong time. And I dislike my handwriting which leads me back to graphic design on the computer, even if it’s just for text. Therefore….party guests received email invitations this year and paper products were kept to just a few pretties.
Plastic drink bottles accented with ribbons and a mermaid sticker were quick to make – the kids helped me while dinner was cooking one evening and we were done in no time!
I punched scalloped circles from white sticker paper (which you can purchase at an office supply store) and stamped a mermaid in the center. We stuck it on the bottle, tied a couple ribbons around the rim, and added a cute straw. Stripey straws make everything more fun – truly, they do. Parents could write in their child’s name to keep track of germ sharing. An extra handful of plain white scalloped stickers were provided for adults to write their name and label a mason jar for their own beverage.
I also picked up some bottles of bubbles and gave them a 5-minute makeover by hot gluing strips of paper around the centers and popping on a mermaid sticker.
Same mermaid stamp that we used for the cupcake toppers, see? I suppose you could color and glitter them in for the stickers, too, but I was going for quick!
And that about sums up my custom paper crafts for the mermaid party!