Craft-Punch Summer Party Decor
Photography: Johnny Miller
Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2012
With a flower punch, you have a summer-party motif in the palm of your hand.
Use the flower punch craft tool to cut a floral design in card stock, and then apply the strips to everyday items. Using things you likely already have at home, do one of these projects or many, depending on how punch-drunk you feel.
Adhere the flowers to paper strips to create straw flags and to toothpicks to make cupcake toppers. Wrap trim around napkin rings and ice cream cups, securing with double-sided tape. Use adhesive dots to attach the paper decorations to votive candleholders, hurricane glasses, and gift bags. Or make over a simple cake stand: Apply double-sided tape to the outer edges of the stand, and attach trim of various lengths to create a vine garland.
Flowers on a Vine deep edge punch, $20, michaels.com. Paper straws, in Striped Blue and Clover Green, $4 for 20, shopsweetlulu.com. Sticky Dot Runner, $6, thermowebonline.com. Traditional Sweet Shop Candy Stripe paper bags, 5" by 6", $7.50 for 50. White cups and disposable wooden forks and spoons, $5 for 10, thinkgarnish.com.