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
- Cut 2 strips of crepe paper and place one on top of the other. My lengths varied between about 35"-37". Fold in half.
- Cut a triangle shape out of the ends to give the tails a "ribbon" look.
- 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.
- 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.--
- 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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