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Big Fringe Garlands

Here  is a party idea that could be used for decoration, a photobooth, or even hung as a garlands. Big curtains of fringe make a huge impact and are so easy to make. Click through here to find the easy step-by-step instructions.

Click through for full instructions and photos.

Materials Needed: Folds of Crepe Paper (buy the good stuff here or the cheap stuff here) , Scissors, Tape

Step 1:  Cut the roll of crepe paper in half (you may need a box cutter for this)
Step 2: Take the roll of crepe paper and with another person’s help, have each person stand at an end and pull until most of the stretch from the paper has been removed. (To speed up the process you can do these two at a time.)
Step 2: Fold the paper together.
Step 3:  Begin cutting fringe halfway through the fold, leaving some space in the middle.
Step 4: Turn the fold over and finish cutting the opposite side of fringe. Be sure to not cut all the way through.
Step 5: Attach one side to the ceiling and let the other side fall to the ground. Twist the bottom to create twists in the crepe paper. And you are done!

Credits and our Talented Contributors:

All photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
Art Directed by Jordan Ferney
Produced by Ashley Rose Kirschling
Styling by Milan Shimono Lee

  1. caroline

    October 9, 2012

    this is SO AMAZING. omg! what an awesome photobooth backdrop! or buffet table backdrop! i am in love!!

  2. Danielle

    October 9, 2012

    sooo pretty! I’m constantly amazed at all the gorgeous ideas you come up with for crepe paper!

  3. Ashlynn

    October 9, 2012

    Thanks for always doing the hard work for me – genius. I will be using this at my upcoming party.

  4. rubi

    October 9, 2012

    you are so cute.

  5. chiara

    October 9, 2012

    gosh – this looks amazing! If I could do over my wedding, I would want that behind me!

  6. andrea nicole

    October 9, 2012

    oh hey now. that’s fun! you could use this in so many ways!

  7. LARY@ Inspiration Nook

    October 9, 2012

    Super cute!

  8. dina

    October 9, 2012

    do any stores sell this crepe paper?? if so, which ones? i need it for my 30th bday this weekend !

  9. christin

    October 9, 2012

    i am SO obsessed with this.

  10. Meg Biram

    October 9, 2012

    Oh. My. Gosh. What a great use for those giant crepe papers you had! Love it! I’ve been waiting to see what you’d do with them!

  11. jannatul rahamoni

    October 9, 2012

    this is an awesome DIY ever for home decor….

  12. Emily | Sparkle Meets Pop

    October 9, 2012

    This is amazing! I want to do this for our big Christmas party — perfect for a photobooth backdrop and everything. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Tina (Vintage Movement)

    October 9, 2012

    I LOVE this so much can’t wait to make this for my Christmas party! This is decorating genius!

  14. rachael

    October 9, 2012

    they’re SO FUUUUN! nice dresses ladies!


  15. mom in mendon

    October 9, 2012

    SO CUTE!

  16. Sarah W

    October 9, 2012

    This is so great! I might just have to do this for my daughter’s upcoming birthday party. I already think I’m going to do the scallop frosted cake you had up a little bit ago. Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  17. Jessica

    October 9, 2012

    This is a great idea for a photo booth. I’ll have to remember it. Thanks!

  18. Jee | Oh, How Civilized

    October 9, 2012


  19. Kryn

    October 9, 2012

    Best Idea ever! Totally love the colors you chose. And those dresses? They really need to be mine! (in other words: where did you get them?)

  20. Sarina

    October 9, 2012

    I have to try this. Really. it looks like a better life behind you ;))

  21. jonahliza

    October 9, 2012

    i love this.. and will definitely be easier than making a bunch of regular sized ones. whoo hoo. cant wait to start making things for our wedding, next year. i heart oh happy day!

  22. isabella

    October 9, 2012

    this is so lovely! i wish i had this DIY a week ago!

  23. Trish

    October 9, 2012

    These ROCK! And they seem so easy. 🙂
    I adore them

  24. Theresa

    October 9, 2012

    Oh that is so gorgeous, especially the dip-dyed ones!


  25. Yelle

    October 10, 2012

    This is so fun! Love all the different colors!

  26. Corner Story

    October 10, 2012

    Oh the colours! They are just perfect, wonderful project once again. X

  27. Al

    October 10, 2012

    Wow, the ombre paper!!! These are just calling out to be at my wedding!

  28. Jess

    October 10, 2012

    Wow this is a really great idea. Can’t wait to find an excuse to give this a go and take some pictures 🙂

  29. Daniela Jayne

    October 10, 2012

    WOW! How very clever and so very effective. I love this and cannot wait to try it out!

  30. ampa de o'mimi

    October 10, 2012

    so lovely! I think I’m going to make some of them for my daughters birhtday early november!!! thank you for the inspiration!

  31. Anja

    October 10, 2012

    Cute idea – this would be a really cool party decoration! I just think it might be hard to get an ombre effect because there are just not that many different colors for sale – at least in the shops I have seen.

  32. Michelle A

    October 10, 2012

    You had me at shazam.
    Love the creativity and colors!!! Great work.

  33. elli by studio34E

    October 10, 2012

    This ia awesome!!So beautiful and happy BIGGGGG garlands!!I love them!

  34. abby

    October 10, 2012

    Holy poopers this is AWESOME! I’ve been wanting something dangly for our wedding decor and this is just so cute! Love love love it. You always have darling DIY’s 🙂 xxx

  35. Erin

    October 10, 2012

    Amazing. I’m inspired. How many drops do you get per roll? I cannot quite tell from your photos. BTW- Seriously love the links to the crepe paper sources too. Thanks!

  36. Ami

    October 10, 2012

    Love, love, love these! Can’t wait to make them for a party!

  37. Ashlea Walter

    October 10, 2012

    Love this! Big bang for not toooo much effort.

  38. Marie

    October 10, 2012

    I love this! The textures and colors are really nice. What a fun backdrop! 🙂

  39. erin rosenow

    October 10, 2012

    jordan those are super cute!! how come you didn’t use the martha stewart fringe scissors? they are awesome!!!

  40. Lisa D.

    October 10, 2012

    I need that pink/red dress Pleaseeeeee share???!

      • jordan
      • October 10, 2012

      Hi Lisa! It’s from H&M I got it last month!

  41. Cheryl

    October 10, 2012

    How many sheets do you need of the paper? What an awesome idea.

  42. Olithée

    October 11, 2012

    I am organizing a 31st bday party for my buddy soon (in Neuilly Sur Seine you might know !) and these fringes sound perfect for a party kinda mood

  43. Cati Barros

    October 12, 2012

    Lindo, lindo!!
    Amei a idéia!

  44. gaia

    October 12, 2012

    Oh man, I love these so much! We used your other tutorial to make these for our wedding– we covered a whole (ugly) wall with them!

  45. Anneliese

    October 13, 2012

    Just beautiful! I LOVE the scale of these. thank you!

  46. sal

    October 14, 2012

    how many sheets of each colour do i need? also, are they hung over string or individually taped to the ceiling?

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