DIY Crepe Paper Banner ~ A Custom Look for Pennies!

by Krosiepowers
When I was planning my daughter's birthday party last month, I knew I needed something more substantial in terms of decoration (but I didn't want to spend any more money)!
I had streamers on hand, and after some Pinterest and Google searching, I became inspired to create this Crepe Paper Banner, perhaps the easiest and cheapest birthday decoration ever! But it's so pretty... I just love it. I couldn't bear to get rid of it after the party, so it's earned a permanent spot in the playroom :)
Here's how I did it:
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!
Hope you like it! It would look great in SO MANY color combos, and as one of my readers mentioned, you could coordinate it to match a themed b-day party too (like Sophia the First or Skylanders)!
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  • Claire Gordon Claire Gordon on Jan 28, 2014
    Think I'll do one in the Seahawks colors for the big game!

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 04, 2021

    This festive decoration would be very suitable at other functions including showers, grads, anniversaries, etc. Even though you used inexpensive crepe paper rolls, a higher-end look was achieved by not skimping on the volume.