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Silhouette TutorialsMackenzie Smith16 Comments

So we all like to save a dollar. I don't know about you but planning a party for a little boy can be a bit challenging. A quick search for party ideas on Pinterest and a number of hits come up. Add in the specifier of "Boy" to the party theme ideas search, and the number dwindles. 

Image courtesy of Dollar Photo Club

Image courtesy of Dollar Photo Club

But speaking of party ideas on Pinterest... WHO ARE THESE PARENTS and WHERE DO THEY GET THEIR AMAZING PARTY PLANNERS? They certainly are selling party planners at Walmart and I am fairly certain the hubby would say that renting one is out of the budget! So what is a mom to do when she wants to throw a FANTABULOUS party but on a pinched budget? Well, she DIY's, of course!

Recently, my son (the baby of the family... but we only have two kids) turned 2 years old! Right now, he is ALL about "Meeska" (for those of you NOT in the MM Clubhouse know, that would be a reference to the big cheese, Mickey Mouse)!!! Naturally, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse supplies are slowly dwindling down from the big box stores (OR it's extremely popular in my area, either way it can be hard to find). Besides, who wants boring regular decor when you have a mom that is craft-tastic?

So to appease the masses, I broke out the ol' Silhouette Machine and got to work. This is what you will need for this project!


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  1. Once I figured out I was NOT going to have enough triangles on the bunting to put HAPPY BIRTHDAY, I decided to draw a Mickey Mouse head, his age and Name to be placed on it. 
  2. Cut this out in whatever method you choose (I highly recommend getting the Silhouette Cameo... but that's just me!)
  3. Peel away excess vinyl and then attach to the bunting.

Yes, my dears, it was THAT easy and cheap. I was able to get it done in one sitting. Look how cute it turned out!!!

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What are some of your favorite things you have made inexpensively for party decor?