How-To Make Shabby Chic Party Decor

Shabby Chic party decor is easy to make with your Cricut as is decor for almost any party theme. Today, I'm sharing a few simple items to make that will take your party from so-so to fabulous, and, at the bottom of this post, you'll find links to more inspiring party inspiration and everything is made with a Cricut machine.

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Links are below to each of the projects used. Cricut Access Premium was used for each of these projects.

How to DIY Your Own Shabby Chic Party Decor

A Giant Cricut Rose

I have been wanting to make a Giant Cricut Rose for a long time and this was the perfect reason to make one. It turned out even prettier than I thought and I'm planning on making a few more. I'm not sure why, but they are so pretty!

I used the Llama Rose which is free in design space.

I didn't alter the rose at all but I did have a hard time figuring out how to assemble it so I will be making a video in case anyone else also has some questions about assembly.

Easily create impact and a focal point with a Giant Rose but be prepared, this one took 18 pieces of cardstock for one flower. I was able to salvage most of the paper to reuse for other projects, which is a great plus, but make sure you have enough on hand if you make one for yourself.

I placed the Giant Rose on top of my favorite cake stand from The Sweet Tooth Fairy and I added a pennant banner above it, also made with Cricut.

Products Used:

Cricut Explore Air™ 2 machine

Cricut Access Premium

Pink and Coral Cardstock

Scotch Double-Sided Tape

Pink Baker's Twine


For my party decor, I made three banners and for each banner, I'll have a link to the project which you can access with a Cricut Access subscription.

Mingle Banner

This banner was simple to make with a scalloped background and the letters to spell MINGLE. You could change up the letters for any occasion using names or the occasion itself.

I used SCOTCH Double-Sided tape to adhere the letters to the scalloped discs.

Next, I punched a hole at the top of each disc and threaded Baker's Twine through the letters and then hung it from a vintage-looking chalkboard.

Doily Banner

Doily banners are easy to make and quite literally look like doilies, which is a wonderful Shabby Chic decor staple. I saved a few of these doily discs to put under the small cake plate and the candy jars.

Print and Cut Disc Banner

Cut and print is the final banner option I chose and the ability to coordinate the printed portion of each disc really helped to nail down the final design.

I chose a different background for each disc, printed them out on cardstock following the prompts in Design Space, punched holes in the top, and threaded with Baker's Twine.

Chalkboard Decor

The final decor I made is on the smaller chalkboard.

Using a scrap of vintage book paper left from a book page printable I made last week. I set up the draw mode in Cricut and added a bee to the paper. I also had papers left from a card catalog project I worked on and used double-sided tape to add those to the board as well.

Additional Details

Three apothecary jars from the dollar tree filled with pastel candy

I used small lidded jars from Dollar Tree to hold some small pastel-colored candies and added one to a cupcake stand. I also added some pastel straws, faux roses, and a vintage scale to complete the Shabby Chic look.

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