Tutorial: How to make shabby chic drinks decorations

Reasons to be happy today... here in England we're all having a day off work for the royal wedding. Which means the perfect excuse to get crafting! To celebrate we've got some friends visiting and are going to a picnic in the park. I wanted to craft some party supplies for the occasion, so here's my 'how to' guide to dressing up glasses with shabby chic decorations...

How to make DIY decorations for party glasses

The plan for these drinks decorations was originally to make red, white and blue party supplies for the royal wedding. But unfortunately when I raided my craft stash i had a surprising lack of royal blue paper and embellishments! (er, excuse to go shopping for more supplies much?)

To solve the problem, I decided upon an alternative royal wedding colour scheme - using cream and teal blue to create a shabby chic feel.

Here's how to make easy drinks decorations

1. For the base layer, punch a piece of cream card to create a lacy strip. I used my favourite Martha Stewart lace border punch for this. You could also easily swap this for a length of lace trim from your local haberdashery.

2. Wrap the lace strip around your glass and secure in place using double-sided tape.

3. Now layer up a couple of ribbon strips on top of the lace strip. Again, secure them in place using double-sided tape. I couldn't resist topping mine off with ric-rac as I jump at any excuse to add it to all my craft projects lately!

Layer up punched paper lace and ribbon to dress up party glasses

Ta da! it's as simple as that, and this is a great way to use up whatever scraps and strips of paper and ribbon you have in your craft kit.

For more DIY party ideas, check out our virtual street party blog hop !

Here I am sampling my new decked-out party drink!