Creating your own party decorations saves you money and allows you to create a personalized look. Whether it’s a child’s birthday party or a New Year’s celebration there’s always an opportunity to add in some DIY party decor. No matter what the occasion, roll up your sleeves and get those creative juices flowing with a little help from these tutorials.

Welcome your guests to the party with this easy to make Wooden Chalkboard Sign tutorial from Shaken Together Life. She also has a tutorial for that cute-as-a-button fabric bunting-the perfect finishing touch to this rustic sign!

In keeping with a chalkboard theme, this changeable chalkboard banner tutorial from Mom 4 Real can be reused for any occasion and is so easy to make!

A decorated food table is all the rage in this era of Pinterest-perfect parties. Save your money on premade backdrops with this tutorial for paper fans from The Pinning Mama.

Pom poms are another popular party decoration, whether hanging from the ceiling or accenting a place setting. Martha Stewart has an easy to follow tutorial for creating your own Pom Poms with tissue paper and floral wire! By making the pom poms yourself you can choose whatever size and color you wish!

You don’t need to get elaborate with your decorations to have a beautiful party. On Sutton Place threw a box lunch bridal shower using simple and classic decor and help from a few rolls of ribbon. It’s amazing how a little ribbon can tie an entire event’s decor together!

Now that your decor is set, on to the refreshments! Rather than boring plastic cups, customize mason jars using this tutorial from Mom 4 Real.

Printable water bottle labels are a great way to upgrade your party drinks for just the cost of paper and printer ink!

Anyone can buy a candle but with a few minutes of your time you can take your cake to the next level with this free printable and cake bunting tutorial from The Tom Kat Studio!

These simple DIY tutorials can help you throw a party that is not only inexpensive, but beautifully decorated. What are your favorite ways to make your own party decor?