6 Clever Engagement Party DIY Projects

Celebrate your engagement with a party that’s all about the diamonds, the bubbly and the couple. With months of wedding planning ahead, keep your party simple and festive with a few clever DIY decor projects that work for a coed soiree (no one says no to diamond-topped donuts!). Let the 6 pretty project tutorials below guide your party planning. (Pssst! Newly engaged brides-to-be: make sure you enter to win a Just Engaged bag by Instagraming a photo of your ring, tagging @theknot and hashtagging #theknotrings!)

Paper Diamond Napkin Ring

Follow the tutorial here to learn how to make a diamond template and draw the right lines. Then, cut out the shapes from glittery paper and stick into a kraft paper chain loop for adorable and casual napkin rings for the engagement party.

Champagne Cork Clips

Since you’ll be popping so much celebratory bubbly, you might as well put those corks to good use! With a utility knife, carefully slice into the top of a champagne cork. Use the cork stands to clip engagement photos onto a garland, or set them up next to the dessert table as food signs.

Diamond Donut Toppers

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Make these amazing donut engagement rings by downloading this free diamond printable, then tracing the lines with a glue pen and applying glitter. Here’s the full how-to!

Photo Balloon Chandelier

Display engagement photos or your favorite couple’s shots in this amazing balloon display! Print off your favorite 4×6-in. photos, tape to 5×7-in. card stock, then hang at the bottom of the balloon’s ribbon tail. See the step-by-step guide here.

Floral Ampersand Sign

Make this gorgeous ampersand sign (large or small) with floral foam, floral wire, real ranunculus and roses. Set it up at the party’s bar, use it as a photo prop or hang it on a wall. Learn how to make them here!

Mini Champagne Favors

Give your guests another reason to celebrate with mini champagne bottles, patterned paper straws (like the ones here!) and a fake engagement ring. Download the printable flag template, then tie the elements together with a ribbon.

See More!

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