As an event designer I really love any super-quick and easy project. Jordan’s yellow party – awesome! And I don’t even know how often I’ve used her fringey streamers DIY by now. Whipping up lovely decor in bulk is pretty much one of my favorite things. So, today I wanted to show you one of my go-to DIYs when I need to decorate for a party and don’t have a lot of time. I’ve made bunting the regular way: cutting out shape after shape and attaching it to string. The end result sure is great, but really if you want to decorate a bigger space, it’ll take a long time to craft all those garlands. If you’re anything like me, you’ll love this simple way to create bunting from crepe paper streamers in no time at all!
Materials: Crepe paper streamers & scissors
Step 1: Grab some streamers in the color of your choice or cut strips of a bigger roll of crepe paper.
Step 2: Fold up your streamer/strip accordion-style. The length of your fold really depends on the end result you’re going for. Here I made them about 2.5″ long. Just try it out and see what works best for you.
Step 3: You can keep folding for a while; sharp scissors will cut through quite a few layers of crepe paper easily.
Step 4: If you like, draw on the shape you want to cut out. I went for a scalloped look, but triangles are great too.
Step 5: Carefully cut along the line.
Step 6: Unfold and make some more.
The first time I made these, I initially just wanted to find a quick way to make a scalloped backdrop, but then used them for the entire party decor. For the backdrop, simply attach the garlands to your wall with a bit of transparent tape. Great for photo booths or to make your dessert table a little cuter.