DIY Paper Airplane Garland for Father’s Day

6/5/2012

Apparently I like to send gifts that are full of things like confetti that will spill all over and make a mess. But, at least it’s a happy mess! Remember this congrats in a box? Well my dad had a big birthday back in April and since I wasn’t able to be there, and money is tight, I came up with this fun surprise in a box to send him. It’s perfect for Father’s Day so I’m sharing it with you just in time… a paper airplane message in a box!

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My dad’s a history buff (He just wrote a book about World War II!), so I put together a Gettysburg Address inspired message on some paper airplanes made from maps of all the states he’s lived in. I used this tutorial to make them.

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Then stamped a message in each plane and taped them along a strand of twine. I attached a “Happy Birthday” message at one end and a “Pull Here” sign on the other, stacked them in a box and covered it with confetti (I made it by shredding sheets of blue paper with my shredder!) and left just the “Pull Here” sign visible. Voilá! A cheap and easy birthday or Father’s Day gift, that would make great party decor as well!

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