Birthday parties

6 birthday party DIYs that use dollar store items

By getting creative with basic, inexpensive materials, you can create custom looks on the cheap. These doable DIYs will give your kid's party a homemade touch.

By Amy Valm

6 birthday party DIYs that use dollar store items

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Parcel tag banner

Stick letters on individual parcel tags and string them together for a fun twist on the classic banner.

three types of bunting made from parcel labelsPhoto: Erik Putz

Paper bag stars

Do you have three minutes? That’s literally all you’ll need to make these stellar decorations. Gather up eight paper bags, a glue stick and a pair of scissors. Get the instructions here.

DIY paper bag starsPhoto: Erik Putz

Foam bunting

Cut triangles out of foam craft sheets. Attach them to each other with brass fasteners.

colourful foam bannerPhoto: Erik Putz

Loot containers

Use reusable plastic food containers with clear lids as loot bags. Fill them with party favours and finish with a thank-you note.

container with birthday lootPhoto: Erik Putz

Party headbands

 Hot-glue foam letters onto headbands for fun party accessories. The kids might not wear them for long, but they’ll make for adorable party pictures!

little girl wearing party headbandPhoto: Erik Putz

Double-duty centrepiece

Fill Mason jars in an array of sizes with colourful loot and then personalize the jars with your kid’s name using letter stickers. This vibrant centrepiece makes a nice sugar-free gift to divide up and send home with guests.

6 birthday party DIYs that use dollar store itemsPhoto: Erik Putz

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