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Basic Fringe Garlands

One of the most popular posts on Oh Happy Day is this Big Fringe Garland DIY. Since it’s been a few years since we first made them, we decided it was time for a refresh! These smaller versions are just as easy to make and look great as decorations or a photo booth backdrop. Click through below for more photos and instructions!

Basic Fringe Garlands | Oh Happy Day!

Basic Fringe Garlands | Oh Happy Day!

Basic Fringe Garlands | Oh Happy Day!

Basic Fringe Garlands | Oh Happy Day!

Basic Fringe Garlands | Oh Happy Day!

Basic Fringe Garlands | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Crepe paper rolls, scissors, gaffer’s tape

Step 1:  Unroll your crepe paper all the way so it’s in one long sheet.
Step 2: Fold it over itself until it’s a few layers thick (but you can still easily cut through it.)
Step 3: Cut 3″ strips out of the folds.
Step 4: Begin cutting fringe halfway through the fold, leaving some space in the middle.
Step 5: Turn the fold over and finish cutting the opposite side of the fringe. Be sure not to cut all the way through.
Step 6: Attach one side to the ceiling with tape and let the other side fall to the ground. Twist the bottom to create spirals in the crepe paper. Done!

Basic Fringe DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Basic Fringe Garlands | Oh Happy Day!

Photos by Sarah Hebenstreit for Oh Happy Day

  1. Trina

    August 12, 2015

    Love these! They look really cute and would dress up any party decor. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Bella B

    August 12, 2015

    These make a beautiful, colourful backdrop! I love how her dress has the same texture, too.

    xoxoBella | http://xoxobella.com

  3. Leslie

    August 12, 2015

    MUST know where she got that dress!

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • August 12, 2015

      It’s vintage!

  4. Molly

    August 12, 2015

    These are so fun and make such a statement without all the work of making a bunting or something. So glad I ran across this, because I’ll have to keep it in mind for parties!

    -Molly
    http://www.modcircus.com/

  5. Jane

    August 12, 2015

    Is this their engagement party? I swear I saw their wedding on Green Wedding Shoes..

    Jane

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • August 12, 2015

      Nope – although that’s a great idea! We took these photos specifically for Oh Happy Day.

  6. Paige

    August 12, 2015

    That fringe garland is so fun!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

  7. Ali

    August 12, 2015

    I’m confused about step 3: Cut 3″ strips out of the folds. Does that mean vertically so it makes the strips skinnier compared to the original version? You could skip that part if you were using cheap skinny rolls from a regular store, right? Thank you!

    • jordan
      • jordan
      • August 12, 2015

      Yes – you are correct. We added in photos of the step-by-step instructions to help visualize the process.

  8. Christine

    August 12, 2015

    SO pretty yet so simple! Lovely idea.

  9. Katelyn Mitchell

    August 12, 2015

    I think this is such a cute idea to do with all the rolls of crepe paper that I just have sitting in the back of my drawer. I also love how the texture of the woman’s dress matches that of the backdrop but it’s not too overpowering. This would be such a cute idea for like a New Year’s party and using metallic tones.

  10. Nicoletta

    August 12, 2015

    Herb scissors work great for this too! Multiple blades make lots of fridge in just one cut!

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