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DIY Easy Crepe Paper Garland

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Today I’m doing a project on how to make party decorations on a budget. This project is super easy and can be made with less than $6 in materials. It would be perfect for a baby shower or a little birthday party. It’s ok if the flowers aren’t perfect. They are really forgiving and look even better if there is some variation. DIY instructions below!


Materials Needed:

Crepe Paper, Thin Gauge Wire, Scissors, Wire Cutter, and String

Step 1: Cut out the petals and the leaves. Taking stacks of the crepe paper cut out the shapes of the petals and also of the leaves. For the petals we made them 2.5″ wide and for the leaves we made them skinny about 4″ long. Take special care to get the shape you want since it makes a big difference what your flower looks like.

Step 2: Make the Flower. You need four petals for each flower. Take the first petal and roll it to make the center. Then take the second petal and wrap it around the first pinching it at the base. The last two flowers you should mold and stretch out with your thumb before adding them to the flower. Take a 5″ piece of wire and wrap it at the base of the flower to hold it in place. Leave the tail of the wire attached like a stem.

Step 3: Attach the flower to the string. Taking a few flowers and a few leaves hold them up to the string. Taking the tail of the wire fasten the leaves and flowers to the string by wrapping it around tightly. Clip off the extra wire with wire cutters. Et voilà! You have a pretty floral garland.

All photos by Oh Happy Day.

A special thanks to Katy Culver for assisting me today!

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  1. Sarah @ Designsgood

    August 26, 2011

    I love this idea! Do you think these flowers would work to make a backdrop similar to the BHLDN one you posted last week?

  2. Sharon

    August 26, 2011

    So pretty!!!

  3. Abby Noel

    August 26, 2011

    Ooo those are so sweet :)

  4. Sarah Bella

    August 26, 2011

    Love this. I’ve noticed quite a few crafts that call for crepe paper, but where do you buy yours? I live in the Bay Area and no craft stores seem to sell it in sheets. Where do you recommend stocking up?

  5. Crystal

    August 26, 2011

    I wonder what T-Mobile has to do with these beautiful paper garlands?

  6. Kari ~ The Handmade Event

    August 26, 2011

    So pretty! I have been used to making fake flowers out of fabric, but these paper ones look so light. Must try…

  7. Kate

    August 26, 2011

    Absolutely stunning. I had the hardest time finding crepe paper in the past that wasn’t either in bulk or in a pretty colors. Do you know where I can purchase some online?

  8. jordan

    August 26, 2011


    @Crystal TMobile is a sponsor of Oh Happy Day. They made it possible so I could spend time creating this DIY.

    @Kate I usually have luck at art stores or online search “crepe paper folds” but my favorite source is this German Crepe paper. Its imported and made in the most beautiful colors ever.

  9. Emma Robertson

    August 26, 2011

    O lala! I worked with Katy in Paris last year – she is a wonderful girl :) Love this*

  10. Katie

    August 26, 2011

    I’m a sucker for a garland! This is lovely! xo

  11. Kacie

    August 26, 2011

    I absolutely love this. We are redoing our kitchen and flooring and I’m planning a big house warming! I’m going to focus on these when our house is a disaster and use them for the party!


  12. Jenna

    August 27, 2011

    Thanks for sharing this great DIY – So Pretty!

  13. Simple Side of Life

    August 28, 2011

    Great idea! Love the fun & creative garland idea!

  14. Eco Transformersi

    August 29, 2011

    Nice idea! Check out my blog

  15. Susan Hazel

    August 29, 2011

    So pretty! I am definitely going to make this!

  16. teresita

    August 30, 2011

    so nice, clean and easy! I’m trying this for my girl’s birthday, thanks!

  17. Pear Tree Greetings

    August 30, 2011

    This is so pretty!! What a great way to add your party colors to a special event. I can see this at a baby or bridal shower beautifully! -Steph

  18. Marta

    August 31, 2011

    They are so nice! Gave me an idea for a party I have this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Marta

    August 31, 2011

    so nice!! sorry for the previous email

  20. Lindsay

    August 31, 2011

    How pretty, love this idea

  21. Cloudarte

    September 2, 2011

    Congratulations for your blog! Is very beautiful!

  22. jayne

    September 5, 2011

    this is absolutely adorable and i will definitely be trying this project. thank u!!

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