Success in creating the perfect party setting lies within the details. With just a scissors and stencil set, you can create coordinated décor for your next summer bash that will really impress your guests!
Outdoor Garden Party Decorations for any Occasion
By Emma Jeffery
- Ideal for cutting a wide variety of materials including denim, silk and multiple layers of fabric
- High-grade, precision-ground, stainless-steel blades offer a lasting sharp edge that cuts all the way to the tip
- Ergonomic handle is sculpted to fit your hand, maximizing cutting control and sensitivity
- Bent handle design keeps material flat for mistake-free cutting
- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- The Original Orange-handled Scissors™ (8")
- Ideal for embellishing craft projects like handmade cards or home décor pieces with paint, ink or markers, or for applying gesso, modeling paste and other craft mediums
- Matching designs in multiple sizes make it easy to create coordinated home décor pieces for a unified aesthetic
- Transparent stencil lets you see where you are applying the design for mistake-free results
- Stencils store flat to save space
- Stencils will not yellow with age
- Lifetime warranty
- Native Arrows Decorative Stencil Set
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Painter's tape or washi tape
Foam brushes or sponge
Fine tip markers
Glass milk bottles
Embossing pad, powder and heat tool
Summertime is one of the best times of the year to gather with friends and family for any occasion. Part of the fun of throwing a party is creating the ambiance and the decorations. The best way to keep your decorations simple is to take what you already have around the house and add to it. Although there are several elements to this party scene, there are only a few steps to each part. It’s amazing what a difference one or two embellishments can make!
To Decorate The Wooden Crate:
1. Paint the wooden crate using your base color of choice and let dry.
2. Position the large Native Arrows stencil on the side of the crate and secure at the edges with tape. Use a pencil to make a small mark in the + shape in each corner of the stencil. These indicators will help you re-position the stencil when painting continuous patterns.
3. Using foam brushes or sponges, dab paint over the stenciled areas, alternating colors.
4. Allow the paint to dry to the touch, peel back the tape and reposition the stencil using the pencil marks you made earlier as a guide.
5. Continue to paint the crate until your design is completed.
To Make The Cake Stand Trim:
1. Fold an 8" wide strip of tissue paper in half lengthwise twice.
2. Using the Original Orange-Handled Scissors™, cut through the tissue paper to create a fringed effect. With their precision-ground blades, these scissors will cut sharply all the way to the tip, even through the tissue paper layers. Cutting through multiple layers helps save time. Be sure to stop your cut before the end of the paper, or you will cut it apart.
3. Tape the finished fringe around the perimeter of a cake stand.
To Make The Glass Vase Lanterns:
1. Use the scissors to cut multiple tissue paper squares. Folding the tissue paper will allow you to cut many squares at a time.
2. Lightly coat the outside of the glass vase with adhesive, and attach the tissue paper squares to the vase in a mosaic effect.
3. Allow the adhesive to dry thoroughly.
To Make The Fruit Pail Labels:
1. Use the scissors to cut patterned paper to the height of your pails.
2. Apply adhesive to the pails, and attach the paper to the front of the containers.
3. Finish by labeling your pails with self-adhesive alpha stickers.
To Make The Straw Flags:
1. Use the scissors to cut cardstock strips measuring 1” x 3”, and cut a triangle out of one end to make the flag shape.
3. Place the small Native Arrows stencil over the cardstock, and use a fine tip marker to color in the design.
4. Wrap a flag around the top end of each straw and secure in place with a dot of adhesive or tape.
To Decorate The Milk Bottle Vases:
1. Using the scissors, cut a piece of brown paper. The size will depend on the size of your milk bottle. To determine the height, use a ruler to measure from the base of the bottle to the base of the neck. To measure the width, wrap a piece of string around your bottle and cut it where the pieces meet. Use a ruler to measure the length of the cut string.
2. Tape the small Native Arrows stencil in place, and make sure to mark the corner indicators so you can reposition as needed. Dab paint over the stencil using a foam brush or sponge.
3. Continue to reposition and stencil until the paper is covered.
5. After the paint has dried, adhere the paper to the glass milk bottle.
To Make The Clipboard Sign:
1. Paint the clipboard using the base color of your choice and allow to dry.
2. Add your message or sentiment by hand using markers or paint and brush.
3. Align the large Native Arrows stencil on the clipboard and use painter's tape to mask off the areas you do not wish to include.
4. Apply an embossing pad to the portion of the stencil design you left exposed.
5. Remove the stencil, and sprinkle over the stamped design with embossing powder. Use an array of colors for interest. Brush away excess embossing powder and set with a heat tool.
Creating a summery backyard space is fun and easy! Whether you create one of these decorations or you are inspired to re-create the whole scene, you know your party will be a hit! With just a couple of tools and supplies your backyard will be a place to create lasting memories.