Lil' Bug Theme Birthday + Free Party Printables + DIY Polkadot Garland Decoration(Used in this project: Oval Labels, Cupcake Wrappers, Circle Toppers, and Petal Labels in Lil’ Bug style with Flower Clasp Boxes.)

Bumble bees, lady bugs and butterflies… the perfect theme for Vanessa’s 7th birthday party! We chose an adorable woodland theme complete with mushroom decorations, a mossy log, cupcakes, and butterfly favor boxes.

The new Lil’ Bug party printables made Vanessa’s special day extra special. We used green cupcake wrappers with matching oval labels and circle toppers to decorate her birthday cupcakes.

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Lil' Bug Theme Birthday + Free Party Printables

Red flower clasp boxes coordinated perfectly with the Lil’ Bug theme. I chose to add the new petal shape label to each box filled with candies for guests to take home.

Lil' Bug Theme Birthday + Free Party Printables + DIY Polkadot Garland Decoration

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Thinking of new ways to use circle toppers (other than attached to wooden skewers and poked into the cupcakes), I decided to make a fun polkadot garland to hang from a tree branch as a simple backdrop.

Lil' Bug Theme Birthday + Free Party Printables + DIY Polkadot Garland Decoration

DIY Polkadot Bug Garland

• Red cardstock
• Lil’ Bug Green Topper Printables (Download here for free!)
• Twine
• Circle punch
• Scissors
• Glue stick
• Tree branch

1. Download the green colored Lil’ Bug Toppers. Print onto medium/heavy weight white cardstock and cut out each circle with scissors.
2. Using a circle punch (choose any size, 1-2″ diameter works best), cut out coordinating red (or your favorite color) circles.
3. Cut your twine to the desired length of each strand of garland, leaving about 6-10 inches extra for tying.
4. Use a glue stick to glue both the bug toppers and red circles back to back with the twine in between. Alternate bugs and red dots, spacing each circle about 1 inch apart to create a garland strand.
5. Make as many strands as you like and tie them onto a tree branch to display at the party!

Lil' Bug Theme Birthday + Free Party Printables + DIY Polkadot Garland Decoration

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Rachel Beyer is an artist, designer and creative maker based in Portland, OR. She loves crafting, party planning and illustration. Rachel runs her own creative blog, Adventures In Making and also has a line of greeting cards, art prints and handmade goodies called Camp Smartypants.


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