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There are so many things to love about the craft store.
So many things to inspire my creativity.
So many shiny things I want to take home and glue to something. Anything.
So many shades of paint I want to splatter on anything that doesn’t move. And even some that do! 😉
But the one section in the craft store that draws me in … calls my name as soon as I step foot in the store ... is the paper aisle.
So many colors. So many designs and patterns and beautiful color combinations. So many themes.
So many possibilities!
In the paper aisle, my head explodes with all those possibilities. Paper flowers … and origami … and custom cards … oh my!
Not to mention how many affordable ways I can use paper to create something beautiful for my home …
or, even better, how many affordable ways I can use paper to create something beautiful I can share with friends and family at a summer party!
For my summer nautical navy and white party ideas with paper, I zeroed in on these amazing Love Nicole paper collections at A.C. Moore in “ahoy” …
… and “seaside.”
You can find both of these collections (and even more amazing designs and colors) at A.C. Moore … and even more design inspiration by watching the A.C. Moore Hour, a recent partnership with Create and Craft airing every Wednesday at 11 AM Eastern time. Now you can tune into your TV and regularly get great craft ideas. You can watch Create and Craft on DISH Network or stream online at createandcraft.com.
Summer Nautical Navy and White Party Ideas with Paper
Paper Gift Box Tutorial
Trace cube box template onto back side of your paper (click here to download & print the template).
Cut it out.
Fold. Fold. Fold (per template).
Using a glue stick, apply to flaps.
I also used a little tape to better secure the sides of the box.
Finished box measures about 2 1/4″ square.
Paper Bow Tutorial
Trace template on wrong side of paper and cut out.
Fold over each side to form bow’s loops, adding more glue to stick ends to center.
Use a paper clip to secure until dry. (If it doesn’t stick, you can use tape or a glue gun).
I used glue dots to secure the looped bow to the base (you can also use glue or glue gun).
Wrap small strip around center of bow to finish off, secure in back (again, I used glue dots but you can use glue gun or tape).
Paper Sailboat Cupcake Topper Tutorial
You can download the triangle template by clicking here. (I used the smaller triangle for the mini cupcakes; the larger triangle is for standard size cupcakes)
Trace on wrong side of paper and cut out.
Add a small hole to top of triangle (using a small hole hand punch) along the right angle side.
And add a second small hole at bottom of triangle.
Feed through a small dowel (I used a wooden vegetable skewer that you can find at the grocery store). Add a small jute tie at bottom of triangle.
Cut dowels and insert in cupcakes.
Mason Jar Paper Topped Sippy Cup Tutorial
Trace mason jar lid on wrong side of paper.
Step not pictured: Before inserting circle cut outs into mason jar bands, punch holes for straws (you can also use a knife to make an “X” after you insert into bands)
Add straws … and serve!
Paper Navy & White Flag Banner
Trace and cut out. Add to jute string using mini clothespins (you can find them at the craft store).
Paper Napkin Ring Tutorial
Cut 1″ strips of paper.
Wrap around rolled up napkins. Trim excess and secure in back with tape.
Finish by tying off with a piece of jute string.
Pull it all together and you’ve got an amazing nautical themed party exclusively using paper to create your decorations!