Whether you’ve decided that birthday party décor is too expensive, or the kids’ bedrooms need redecorating, here are some fun ideas to get you out from under all that movie paraphernalia and clutter. From old movie posters to pre-DVD video box covers, you can create some movie magic of your own with a little glue, some string, and a lot of imagination!
Movie Theme Teen Bedroom Décor
To remind your teen about all the video movies you purchased for them, and then repurchased for them, changing over to DVD format, string the boxes decoratively across their room. Recycle the plastic video casings with old film reel/tapes appropriately, and using sturdy fishing line laced underneath the video-cassette box lids, string the boxes banner-style wall-to-wall.
String up the action films, karate movies, and cartoon video-cassette boxes in your son’s room, saving the Barbie, Olsen twins, and Lindsey Lohan’s “Parent Trap” and “Freaky Friday” video film boxes for your daughter’s room. Use these as reminders of how much frivolity was once necessary to appease them. This is also an excellent way to show your teens where a lot of the family money has gone over the years.
Encourage your teens to see the brighter side of their new movie-banner garland decorations! They are perfect spit-wad targets (to keep them off walls and ceiling) and present a cheerful, Hollywood glamor persona, and décor to impress neighborhood friends, as well as study-hall guests.
Movie Theme Birthday Party Décor
Make movie theme birthday party invitations using scaled down copies of movie posters, replacing movie credits with party time, place, and R.S.V.P. number. These can easily be computer generated, copied, and then mailed out via email or post box.
Try movie themes like “Star Wars” or “Toy Story” that would guarantee an abundance of old movie props to be used; such as Woody’s talking belt buckle, or laser-light sabers, and Darth Vader or Storm Trooper helmets. Ask friends to show up in costume with all their old appropriate movie theme toys and props.
Make your own movie theme party decorations and games, using old movie posters of your tweens favorite actors and actresses. Mount posters onto easy-to-cut foam poster-presentation boards, and then cut out the actor/actresses face, to leave an opening for party-guest faces, and take pictures for future scrapbooking.
Scrapbooking Movie Theme Memories
Cut up old movie posters and video boxes to glue onto your child’s scrapbooking pages. These free scrapbook accents will add Hollywood glam to pictures of your kids and their friends, while tying together movie ticket stubs, and other memorable movie items.
Encourage your kids to create a family holiday newsletter using scrapbooking techniques to arrange family photos with movie cut-outs. Some ideas your kids might want to use would be gluing family photos over the old Dr. Seuss-inspired “Grinch” movie-family photos, or over Tim Allen’s face on the “Santa Clause” cassette box cover (to copy and send).
Your teen can also replace, and glue their photo, next to movie-star heart throbs (from old movie video-cassette box covers) for instance, next to Brendan Frasier on the “The Mummy” video box, or over beach-clad “Fools Gold” star faces. A class graduation or reunion could have photos replacing those of preschoolers pictured in Arnold’s “Kindergarten Cop”, or Eddie Murphy’s “Daddy Day Care” movie shots.
Whatever the occasion, you can set it to a favorite Hollywood movie theme, and use up all those old video cassette boxes, photos, and old movie stubs and props. Upcycle these memorable items and get some movie fun out of them one last time, before archiving, donating, or tossing.
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