The Academy Awards definitely meets the criteria for a party/decoration-worthy event.
Today’s post features a couple of projects that I dreamed up after reading this article over at Twig & Thistle. I was inspired to create my own DIY Oscar Party! Be sure to download their Oscar Nomination Ballot – it’s super cute and is the perfect finishing touch for an Academy Awards Party.
Now for my take on an Oscar worthy shin-dig.
First you’ll need invitation – obviously!
The design in pretty simple. Just some cardstock pieced together for a single sided invitation. I wanted the invitation to reminiscent of the envelopes at the actual award show.
I created the “seal” on the outside of the envelope using Microsoft Word. Then I mounted it on Pure Poppy cardstock which I die cut using the Papertrey Ink Limitless Layers dies.
As if receiving this envelope isn’t fun enough – just wait until you open it!
I lined the envie in metallic gold to add a bit of Black-Tie-Affair-Flair!
And how about that header?! So perfect for the event.
And here is the completed invite.
I just LOVE the silhouette of the award. I was able to create a die cut of the award using my Cricut Expression. If you’re interested in purchasing a few of these dies for your own invitations – I am selling them in my Etsy store in packages of ten!
Now on to the next part of this project.
What’s a movie party without popcorn! But this is the Oscars, so we can do a little better than regular ol’ Orville Redenbacher.
How about a miniature popcorn box?
I created this template so you can create these on your own!
The template contains four panels that you will adhere together. I chose to use four separate panels so that you can create a scalloped edge on each of the pieces and get a more authentic look.
After I used a border die to create scalloped edges:
Here is the completed box, which I dressed up with some strips of gold scrapbook paper and red ribbon. The “Popcorn” label is included with the template I designed.
Now, as cute as the popcorn box is – it’s lookin’ a little sad with no popcorn in it! Well, that’s an easy fix.
I filled these little boxes with homemade Toffee-Dark Chocolate popcorn – and let me tell you – it is DEEEEELISH!