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Monday, January 20, 2014

DIY Crepe Paper Party Banner

Make a Sweet & Simple Banner for Just a Few Dollars

A custom look in 5 easy steps


As I was finishing up the details for my 4-year-old's birthday party last month, I realized that I wasn't really happy with any of the decorations I had on hand. It just felt like something was missing. After seeing some cute buntings and fabric banners on Pinterest, I realized I'd be happiest (and save myself a trip to Party City) if I just made a version my own. This project was ever-so-simple, and I was thrilled with how it turned out.

Here's how I did it:


DIY Crepe Paper Banner Tutorial



  1. Cut 2 strips of crepe paper and place one on top of the other. My lengths varied between about 35"-37". Fold in half.
  2. Cut a triangle shape out of the ends to give the tails a "ribbon" look.
  3. Starting in the center of the strips, gently twist the paper together, around and around, until you have about 2" of a tightly-wound strand.
  4. Grasp the streamers together at the top, and make a loop by twisting the sides around each other. You could probably use glue to secure the loops for good, but I didn't, and it still looks great. --Repeat Steps 1-4 until you have enough pieces for your banner.--
  5. Cut a piece of twine or yarn to your desired length, decide on a pattern, and slide the loops onto string. Hang and enjoy!


During the party, I got tons of compliments on the banner, and I actually ended up liking it so much, it earned a permanent spot in the playroom!

I'm looking to add more ideas to my party arsenal. What are some other party-decorating tricks you use? Do you buy decorations new for each event or do you reuse them? Let me know!

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19 comments:

  1. Kristen! I love this and instantly found my Valentines decorations! Thank you!

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    1. Yay! So funny because I made them for my daughter's bday party, but as I was posting this, I was thinking they could totally work for Valentine's Day, too! Thanks, Susie!

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  2. My daughter just had her birthday party...wish I'd seen this sooner. Will have to remember for the next party. A nice way to add a punch of color.

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    1. Definitely! They actually make a nice decoration for any time--this one is hanging in our playroom now, and it makes it feel cozy in bright in there. Thanks for visiting, Sheila!

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  3. What a great tutorial! This can be used for everyday decor in my kiddos rooms (we know how they change their minds almost monthly as to their fave colors/themes/etc. are), so this is a great inexpensive decor idea!

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    1. LOL, thanks, Raina! And if you threw in a few neutral colors, you could just swap out the more dominant ones when it comes time to change!! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. This is such a great idea! I love the look of it!

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    1. Thanks, Sophie! I can't believe how cheap it was, too!

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  5. I love this simple project! It would look awesome in my children's room. Pinning and making it!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. What a nice project for a winter day with a party on the way. Your banner would make any room look like party time. Love it.

    I would love to have you to link up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2014/01/clever-chicks-blog-hop-70-with-three.html



    I hope you can make it!
    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, Kathy! I'll check it out!! :)

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  7. Thank you for sharing this! I am totally making this for my sons birthday coming up!!!

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    1. Yay! That's totally the best comment I could get! :) Have fun!

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  8. What a great idea Kristen!!! The banner is sooo pretty!

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  9. This is a super cool idea! I am adding this to my ideas for my sons May birthday party.

    I would love to have you hop over and share with us at Tell Me About It Tuesday (http://www.sweetsillysara.com/2014/01/tell-me-about-it-tuesday-3.html)

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    1. That's great!! My son's bday is in May, too, so I have a feeling I'll be making another soon :)

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