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Fringey Streamers DIY

I was making party decorations for Roman’s party and ended up sort of inventing these little streamers. They might be my favorite thing ever right now–they are just so fringey and frilly! Plus they are a cinch to make. Here is how to do it.

Crepe Paper in sheets (not tissue paper, crepe paper has a stretch to it.)

Step 1: Cut off about a 2″-3″ section of crepe paper.
Step 2: Start on one side and cut fringe evenly spaced. Leave some space in the center.
Step 3. Turn it over and cut fringe on the other side, still not cutting too far into the center.
Step 4: Muss up the fringe on each side, separate the layers and scrunch it with your fingers.
Step 5. Et voila! Unroll and hang your fringey streamers and celebrate!

(I was wearing those stripey socks because I was cold but somehow they became the stars of the photos.)

  1. Kate {domestikatedlife}

    February 16, 2011

    They are SO pretty! Great tutorial, I'm definitely going to try it out — where do you buy the crepe paper in sheets?

  2. Paul Byron Downs

    February 16, 2011

    Simple and elegant at the same time. Great for party or my Cinco de Mayo.


  3. Anonymous

    February 16, 2011

    Shredding scissors would make this project even easier!

  4. Kayla

    February 16, 2011

    We've got a first birthday coming up…these would be perfect!

    Also, your post about grocery shopping in France has me seriously itching to move abroad. It sounds like a cooking lover's DREAM.

    Freckles in April | a modest clothing blog

  5. Paul & Paula

    February 16, 2011

    this is great, guess I will do this for my little boys party in March… looks really cool and fluffy and fun and so easy…

  6. Anonymous

    February 16, 2011

    Do you think this would work using crepe paper streamers if I can't find crepe paper in sheets? Seems like that would just eliminate the step where you cut the sheets into strips. So pretty!

  7. Sarah K

    February 16, 2011

    It looks so beautiful, for relatively little work. Great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Jessica Pollock

    February 16, 2011

    Such a clever idea! And now another reason to get shredding scissors! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  9. Jan @ Family Bites

    February 16, 2011

    I love this. Also wondering if it would work with the same way with a roll of streamers?

  10. jordan

    February 16, 2011

    Anonymous 8:34 PM: I've tried something similiar with regular crepe paper on the roll and it is harder to work with because you have to unroll it, then roll it back up, then cut it and it was much more difficult. Art and craft stores should carry the crepe paper in sheets. Like right here at Dick Blick.

  11. shawna [of styleberryBLOG]

    February 16, 2011

    adorable & so easy! love this idea!! :) thanks for sharing.

  12. jordan

    February 16, 2011

    Also I have a pair of shredding scissors but I find they work best on thinner sheets of paper. This project requires you to really "work" the scissors.

  13. Erika

    February 16, 2011

    This would brighten any space any day. I love the Cinco de Mayo idea…it's on my list!

  14. silly eagle books

    February 16, 2011

    It's beautiful and I love the socks, too. :)

  15. Molly Covert

    February 16, 2011

    These are totally amazing. I want to hang them all over my shop and my house. They would be great for a wedding too!

  16. Susan Crabtree

    February 16, 2011

    LOVE the simple beauty of these fringey streamers!

  17. Melanie

    February 16, 2011

    I love the citron colors you used. Super simople but super cute, my kind of project.

  18. Ashley

    February 16, 2011

    I love this idea! I've added a stop at Dick Blick this weekend to stock up on colorful crepe paper.

  19. Gaby

    February 16, 2011

    I love it!
    BTW I'm a socks addict! And yours are lovely hahaha I have ones like that but mines instead of black&white stripes are orange and hot pink :)

  20. lifeofkevrik

    February 16, 2011

    Wow, these are fabulous. And I LOVE the socks! Where are they from?

  21. bink and boo

    February 16, 2011

    Genius! I just bonked myself on the head and said, "why didn't i think of that?" Thanks for sharing! The streamer colors you chose are so dreamy.

  22. Amnah

    February 16, 2011

    Oh my. You are my go to gal when it comes to decorations. I wish I had seen this before my cousin's graduation party last weekend.

  23. Jenna {Jenna Sais Quois}

    February 16, 2011

    These are adorable! But you're right, your socks are definitely the star. Where did you get them!?

  24. Anonymous

    February 16, 2011

    great idea! i love the font of the numbers in your tutorial. what is it? thanks.

  25. Emily

    February 16, 2011

    I thought you'd made those! Love them! Happy birthday to your little guy. :)

  26. Jeannine @ Small and Chic

    February 16, 2011

    I don't even understand step 1. Cut off 2-3 inches of paper. Okay, but how are all the layers connected? Is the paper sold in sheets that are attached on the short edges?

  27. jane

    February 16, 2011

    LOVE this. and the blog too, this is the one i look forward to read everyday!

  28. jordan

    February 16, 2011

    @Jeannine: It is one long continuous sheet/roll. You can get it at an art store.

  29. jordan

    February 16, 2011

    The socks are from H&M. I love stripes!

  30. junebug

    February 16, 2011

    Lovely and lovely. Thank you for sharing your discovery!

  31. ashlynn

    February 16, 2011

    will copy thank you

  32. Michelle Cummings

    February 16, 2011

    so pretty! thanks for sharing!

  33. The Maltese Kat

    February 16, 2011

    I love these! They are so fancy and simple to make at the same time. I just ordered some crepe paper so I can give it a whirl for an upcoming Birthday party.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    *{Maltese Kat}*

  34. EMILY

    February 16, 2011

    oh this ARE so frilly and fun. I love this idea. Implementing! x

  35. annawithlove

    February 16, 2011

    bookmarked! this is just fabulous, must try it for the next party!

  36. Amy @ Blowout Party!

    February 16, 2011

    This is incredible! My new favorite garland!

  37. Jennifer W.

    February 16, 2011

    Love it!

    For readers in the LA area, in addition to Dick Blick, they sell crepe paper at Alin Party Supply :)

  38. elisa

    February 17, 2011

    Genius! I am seriously perplexed at how you come up with these things. Please admit you are an alien. This is all not humanly possible.


    February 17, 2011

    These are simply gorgeous and fantastic. I have bookmarked this so I can remember to order some from Dick Blick in a couple months for Wren's 2nd birthday. What a lovely idea!

    P.S. yes, your socks so steal the show! Love.

  40. little t

    February 17, 2011

    Oh my God I love this idea! I am definitely doing this for my own birthday!

  41. Ammie

    February 17, 2011

    The socks are STARS, but those fringey streamers are real lookers. Woohoo!

    Thanks for sharing the tute.

  42. Julia | Room for Dessert

    February 17, 2011

    OMG…I LOVE these!!!!!

  43. Jolyn @ DIY Party Designs

    February 17, 2011

    LOVE the texture the fringe adds to it all…thanks for sharing!

  44. Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair

    February 17, 2011

    So pretty – love this tutorial – thanks, will definitely be using this xo

  45. TwoBrunettes

    February 17, 2011

    AMAZING! so pretty, and such a simple idea with a bold impact. The socks are to die for as well! Love it all.

  46. Torrie

    February 17, 2011


    (& the stripey socks too =)

  47. Shannon

    February 17, 2011

    I love them!! My baby girl's first birthday is in April! These will be perfect!!
    How many sheets did you use of each color?
    Thanks for sharing!!

  48. karla

    February 17, 2011

    SO in love with this! So very creative. Great work!

  49. Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza)

    February 18, 2011

    Trust creative you to come up with yet another simple, but super-cheery decor idea!

  50. Laura *You Stir Me*

    February 18, 2011

    These are amazing! I'm going to include them in my Friday "Stirring Around" roundup! Love them!

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