I threw together this baby shower idea using only paper–no computer printing or design work. Easy for anyone to do–and very low cost! Just takes a little time to put together. I bought a few different 12×12 coordinating paper within the color theme I was trying to go for–soft tones of blue, grey and yellow. These are fun party ideas for anyone to do–low cost and a good way to put paper to use.
Topper flags make a simple cupcake festive and an extra lovely way to top off your cupcake creation. Buy wooden skewers or toothpick then cut 1/2 inch strips of your 12×12 paper. Wrap the paper strip around the skewer and wrap it like you would do to a tie around a neck. Then cut the ends. Decorative cupcake wrappers also make fun topper flags–fold in half twice then hot glue to a toothpick. Simple.
Banners are a great way to honor the mommy-to-be (or birthday kid). With this banner, I measured and then cut my 12×12 paper into rectangles then snipped the bottom to make it look like a flag and hot glued it on thick yarn. For the letters, I used a stencil. Or you can free hand it.
Cut more 1/2 inch strips of paper for serving cups and then made decorative windmills from 6×6 inch paper that I cut down from the 12×12 inch paper.
Tiny baby food jars make really great favors! Fill it with candy or in this example I used flowers. Clean the jar then paint the bottom with craft paint. Let it dry upside down. I used an alphabet stamp for the thank you tag that I stamped on the remains of the paper I was using. I used a 1.5″ flower punch then I stamped and attached with some kraft ribbon.