41min beginner Resources

Anyone can make show-stopping party decor on a budget! All you need is an idea, some creativity, and a little elbow grease. In this class, a companion to our series "Bring the Party," DIY'er extraordinaire Kristen Johnson shows you how to create unforgettable scenes for your next affair.

Episode descriptions

Superhero Party With No-Sew Capes
1. Episode: Superhero Party With No-Sew Capes
8min

Meet Kristen Johnson of A Girl and Her Glitter and learn to make no-sew costumes for kids for an awesome superhero party. With a little felt and a lot of creativity, you'll learn to make capes and masks for any incognito event!

Doggy Gotcha Day Party With Photo Backdrop
2. Episode: Doggy Gotcha Day Party With Photo Backdrop
6min

Have you always loved photo booths and their fun backdrops? If so, this lesson is for you. Learn to use PVC piping to make a portable, storable, photo backdrop frame, and get some inspiration for how to design a backdrop to fit your needs.

Baby Shower With Balloon Arch
3. Episode: Baby Shower With Balloon Arch
8min

Bring in awesome decor for your party that doesn't require nails or tape. A beautiful and transportable balloon arch won’t get you in trouble with your venue but will be a hit with your guests.

Holiday Office Party With Twinkly Light Installation
4. Episode: Holiday Office Party With Twinkly Light Installation
9min

Fairy lights make any event sparkle. In this lesson, Kristen shows you how to make a twinkly forest scene to spruce up a party setting that needs a little magic.

DIY Wedding Reception With Giant Paper Flowers
5. Episode: DIY Wedding Reception With Giant Paper Flowers
10min

Paper flowers bring color and joy to any fete, and you'll learn how to make these oversized eye-catchers. From cutting, folding, and layering, to adding color and embellishments, Kristen has you covered.

About the Teacher

Kristen Johnson
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Kristen Johnson & Joshua John Russell
Kristen Johnson & Joshua John Russell
Our resident cake slayer, Joshua John Russell, is throwing an epic party and you're invited! Join the Man About Cake and his pal, DIY genius Kristen Johnson, as they dream up an array of creative celebrations — all on location. From the menu and decor to the cake (of course!), you'll get plenty of tips for pulling off a Pinterest-worthy party that your guests will remember.
Kate Alarcón
Kate Alarcón
Paper artist Kate Alarcón shows you how to make five different paper flowers, including a wild rose, floribunda rose, Icelandic poppy, peony and ranunculus, plus an air plant for added greenery. And, learn how to arrange your flowers into beautiful bouquets that are sure to impress.
Mary Giuliani & Dylan Dreyer
Mary Giuliani & Dylan Dreyer
Entertaining at home can — and should — be a breeze! Lifestyle expert Mary Giuliani and NBC Today’s weather anchor Dylan Dreyer offer their best tips for making year-round gatherings fun and simple. Whether you’re planning a get-together for drinks, dinner or brunch, make it memorable with Mary’s most-loved recipes, decor ideas and more.
1. Episode: Superhero Party With No-Sew Capes 8min
2. Episode: Doggy Gotcha Day Party With Photo Backdrop 6min
3. Episode: Baby Shower With Balloon Arch 8min
4. Episode: Holiday Office Party With Twinkly Light Installation 9min
5. Episode: DIY Wedding Reception With Giant Paper Flowers 10min

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