Barber Shop Party Decor – Make a Barber’s Pole Centerpiece!

M’s third birthday party was a huge hit, and yes, that halo of curls has been replaced with a shorter mop! I made this barber’s pole centerpiece after searching high and low for barber shop party decor and not finding anything satisfactory.

 

Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

 

Traditionally, many Ashkenazic Jews wait until three years old to cut a boy’s hair. While we don’t really follow that particular tradition, we decided to grow M’s hair anyway, since we couldn’t bring ourselves to chop off those curls…

 

So when his third birthday came, we threw him a barber shop themed haircut party! His hair was cut in the morning, followed by a party with plenty of friends and family.

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Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

I created the party in a traditional Barber Shop theme, and will be sharing with you various tutorials and printables as I go along.

 

Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

Anyway, with these adorable barber shop party decor centerpieces, I kind of lucked out. I had a vision in mind:  I’ll paint my box white, then use strips of duct tape for the stripes. But the day that I was making it (much later than I should have been…) I received a package in the mail that came in a white box!! Even better, the box was the perfect size.

 

Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

So I do hope you have the same luck that I did (otherwise you can purchase white packing boxes, or paint your box white.)

 

Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea! 

 

The barber shop party decor centerpieces got plenty of rave reviews at the event and were a huge hit. They were clean and neat to make, done in under half an hour. They were really inexpensive, and perfect if you’re trying to make a barber shop party on a budget. And when the party was done, they went straight into the recycling bin!
   


   

Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

What you need to make a barber shop party decor centerpiece:

 

 

 

How to make a barber shop party decor centerpiece:

 

1. Open and lay your box flat.

Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

2. Cut it to size. I cut mine in half so that I had two of the pieces pictured. Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

3. Starting in the center, place a diagonal stripe of duct tape on your box. Fold the tape around the edges of the box.Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

4. Continue alternating colors, leaving a wide strip of white between the colors of duct tape. Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

 

5. Do this until your entire cardboard is covered in alternating red and blue diagonal stripes, with white showing in between. Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

 

6. Now, fold your box into a long square pillar. Since I had two equal sections of my box already folded, I folded each one in half to form four equal sides. I allowed the top and bottom flaps to be part of the pillar, ignoring the existing folds. Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

 

7. Tape it in place using packing tape. Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

 

8. Blow up a white balloon, and place it, knotted end on bottom, on top of the pillar. Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

 

Make one for each table you plan to have it on! The size allows it to make a statement, and it will garner plenty of compliments!Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

This barber shop party decor idea was totally freestanding; we had absolutely no toppling issues…Make this barber shop pole centerpiece for you haircut party! This cool barber shop party decor idea is easy to make, mess-free, and uses recycled materials and is a great, easy upcycled cardboard box craft idea!

 

 

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