Have you found a fabric you’d love to use for an upcoming party–a party inspiration fabric? Miss Party has one in mind for a huge grad party this spring. Use your fabric to set the color scheme, style, and theme of your party! Of course, you’ll also want it to cross over to the paper realm for use in making party invitations, food and beverage tent cards, signs, borders, napkin wraps, water bottle covers, etc. It will pull your party’s decor together in a snap and look smashing in the process!
“Well, yes, that WOULD be lovely,” you say, “but where in the world would I get a paper version of the most perfect fabric ever?”
Ahhh, read on my friend, Miss Party will share the secret! Take a look at the photo above intended for a summer cocktail party. The Moroccan-inspired paisley table runner from The Pottery Barn in the back-left of the photo is divine but, naturally, it didn’t come in any paper form. So, how did Miss Party make invitations with it?
The ridiculously simple solution to solving the dilemma of wanting a coordinated look on paper with a particular fabric when one isn’t available – is to make it yourself! COLOR PHOTOCOPY THE FABRIC!! Try increasing the color intensity a bit on your home printer and print on a high-quality brochure paper. If your printer can’t quite do the trick, go to a copy center store and use a higher-quality color copier. If you need a piece larger than 8 1/2 x 11, use 8 1/2 x 14. You can also very easily reduce the pattern to get it in scale for whatever you plan to use it for. Miss Party reduced the floral pattern in the pic below to 85 percent for use in her invitation so that more of the pattern would show.
Next, is a Mexican-inspired floral fabric photocopied and cut to resemble a square Mexican tile for a Tex-Mex ‘Summer Fiesta’. It turned out perfectly and was super simple to throw together! Miss Party continued the inspiration fabric throughout the party by creating a Tex-Mex themed menu and used the photocopied fabric to make small food and beverage tent cards for the food table, a Salsa Bar, beverage bar and coffee station. Then, she pulled out the flowers in the fabric even more by using gorgeous paper zinnia and sunflower stickers.
Below is one more example using photocopied fabric to mat food signs and integrate the graphic black and white fabric pattern of the table runner into an invitation for a pre-Prom mocktail party.
Your guests will think you are amazing!! Only you and Miss Party need know how easy it was!!