Christmas Tree Holiday Party Favors

With Christmas just 15 days away (ahhh, send help!) I’ve been scrambling to get the last of the holiday posts done before it’s too late. Do I have my shopping done? Nope. Holiday baking done? Absolutely not. But I do have a giant lip balm Christmas tree hanging on my wall, so I’m going chalk that up to a slight holiday win. If you’re hosting a holiday party this year, consider sending your guests away in color with these holiday party favors using EOS lip balm! This project is fun to put together and makes a unique party favor idea for all ages of your party-goers!

Attach EOS lip balm to a black matteboard for a fun holiday party favor idea! Allow each guest to pick one off the tree to take home!

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DIY Holiday Photobooth Backdrop (+ Tissue Paper Fan Tutorial!)

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Learn how to make DIY Tissue Paper fans to create photobooth backdrops or holiday fireplace decor!

If there’s one thing that I would prefer leaving to the pros, it would be home decorating. You would think that as a designer I would automatically find this enjoyable, but unfortunately it’s not something I have grown a love for over the years. I enjoy an occasional apartment rearrangement, watching HGTV, and gushing over everyone else’s homes – but for the most part I tend to prefer smaller projects that don’t require much manual labor and assembly (I’ll blame a household of brothers & a handyman dad who put everything together for me growing up). A friend recently showed me a picture of an ahh-mazing tissue paper photo backdrop that she made, so I thought I’d give it a try. Tissue paper is one of my crafting enemies because it seems like no matter how I try to mold it the way I want, it always just ends up a wrinkly mess. Now I’d be lying if I said that this project didn’t start out as one of those wrinkly messes because it totally and utterly did. We’re talking big, jumbled balls of frustration. But thankfully I pulled myself together and came up with a final step-by-step method that didn’t make me want to pull my hair out. (Just look how deceiving it can be by the photo below. One minute it’s nice & cute and the other minute it looks like it aged 100 years.)

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