Graduation Party Decorations {Paper Banner and Buckets}

Well, I can finally share some more of my handcrafted graduation party decorations!  Thanks for being so patient. 🙂  I wanted to share with you sooner, but — well, you know the story.

I posted HERE about the diy paper banner… still marvel at how simple and inexpensive this project was.  The measuring and cutting was a little time consuming, but I love how economical it was and I will reuse this, I’m sure.

So here is the finished product, hung across my breakfast room bay window and party ready!
I had a plan as well for some sweet little yellow bucket decorations that I could spread around the house and deck.  I used the leftover scrapbook paper and cut out additional smaller triangles, like pennants.  Then I printed out a few phrases on white card stock, like “way to go!”, “UGA Girl”, “Top of the Class”, etc.  I cut out smaller triangles with the phrases and glued them on top of the scrapbook triangles.

I attached each pennant to a dowel that I spray painted black.

Remember these little yellow buckets I scored at Old Time Pottery for 88 cents each?  I cut a square of florists foam to fit into each one and covered it with black paper shred.
I inserted the dowels with pennants attached into the florist foam.

I put one of these on each outdoor table on our deck, one in the powder room, one beside the beverages, and one on the coffee table.  Easily under $1 each to make. My favorite kind of budget party decor!
Next I’ll share the centerpieces and a few other celebratory touches that drew rave reviews.

Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Everything looks so lovely!!!!

  2. The Vintique Object says

    How cute, Heidi! I love the idea to put the flags on the stick — tucking that one away for later use.

  3. Aimee Steckowski says

    these all turned out so great — i love the flag & bucket idea!!! i think we need an old time pottery up north —- ADORABLE!!!


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