Party Tutorial Contest #4: Voting Begins

A big thank you to all of the crafty party peeps who entered the 4th Party Tutorial Contest to celebrate my 40th birthday. It's been so much fun, but the party's not over yet!

Pure Joy Events

The link party ended last Friday and Louisa over at FLIPAWOO, Nikki from Nikki, In Stitches and Kristen of Decorate This! have picked their top 3 DIY party projects (displayed in no particular order). Here's what the judges had to say about each tutorial.

1. Black & White Tray - Party Patisserie
~ I love that she made it from scratch, and didn't just rework an old tray or repurpose something. (And I love that she knows her way around the hardware store!) I'm beyond impressed by her ability to hand paint the design on the tray. (I absolutely would have had to use a stencil!) And I think her tutorial is easy to follow, and her pictures are really, really good.

2. Paper Lantern - Creative Juice
~ It seems easy enough where it doesn't require too many materials to put the lantern together. Various paper designs, shapes or textures could also be used to help fit the theme of your party. I wish I saw this tutorial earlier because I would've used this as hot air balloons for my daughter's birthday party last year! I love how the little boy made the tutorial fun to read as well!

3. No-Sew 3D Heart Garland - The Sweetest Affair
~ As a non-sewer, I really like how easy it is to put this together, and the idea will work well with other shapes. I like the 3D idea as well - it literally adds another dimension to your party backdrop :) The tutorial is super easy to follow, and the photos are great.

Now it's your turn to vote! Help decide who gets to take home a dozen flat fondant toppers from Lynlee's Petite Cakes, the $40 gift certificate to Piggy Bank Parties, and baked goodies from 6 Bittersweets. By simply voting and leaving a comment here, you'll be automatically entered into our random drawing* for Sweet Designs: Bake It, Craft It, Style It by Amy Atlas. Her long awaited book is currently on pre-order, but the lucky winner will get a copy as soon as it comes available. A must-have for anyone who is passionate about designing and styling dessert tables. Couldn't be any sweeter.

* Drawing is open to U.S. residents only. Must be a blog follower or Facebook fan of Pure Joy Events to enter. Finalists are also eligible for the drawing. Share this post and leave another comment for an extra entry.


  1. I'm a sucker for those tissue paper lanterns, I've seen them making the party rounds and one day...I'll sit still long enough to make them! Happy Happy Birthday again!!

  2. I love the garland! I can't think of a single party that couldn't use garland!

  3. Good luck to all 3 fabulous ideas, I just voted for my fave!!! xo

  4. They are all so cute! I just voted for my favorite one!!! Hard choice. :)

  5. Oh my goodness...they are all great! Way too hard to pick just one :)

  6. The laterns are so whimsical, absolutely beautiful.

  7. Good luck finalists thank you for the great inspiration!

  8. Congrats ladies...great projects!


  9. I voted for the paper lanterns- I think they are so versatile and fun! All 3 are such great tutorials!!!

  10. I love them all but I voted for the no sew heart garland. Sherry Baird

  11. I shared your link on my facebook page. Sherry Baird


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