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Giant Festooning DIY

I made this DIY last year for my book and am excited to share it today! I love me some good festooning and this giant fringe festooning is seriously SO easy to make. Just choose some good tissue paper colors and then all you need is scissors and a stapler. I love that you can make such awesome decor with such simple supplies.

Giant Festooning DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Giant Festooning DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Giant Festooning DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Giant Festooning DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Tissue paper, scissors, stapler

Step 1: Layer at least 4 sheets of tissue paper (in different colors.)
Step 2: Line the tissue paper up and cut a strip that’s 5-6 inches long.
Step 3: Begin cutting fringe halfway through the strip, leaving some space in the middle. Turn the fold over and finish cutting the opposite side of fringe. Be sure to not cut all the way through.
Step 4: Staple the sheets of tissue paper together in the middle of the fringed strip.
Step 5: Twist the tissue paper strip tightly and pinch the center so it stays in place.
Step 6: Place your hand around the twisted strip and squeeze (to make the fringe less perfect). Repeat along the entire strip.
Step 7: Repeat steps 2-6. Then attach the different strips together with a stapler to create a longer garland.
Step 8: Hang and enjoy!

Giant Festooning DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Giant Festooning DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Giant Festooning DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Photos by Sarah Hebenstreit for Oh Happy Day

  1. lauwake

    May 27, 2015

    It’s a nice idea to decorate a sweet table at celebration. To me, better than giants cookies…. yummmmy . They look good .
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    Sorry but my English is not very good .

  2. Heather

    May 27, 2015

    Obsessed with this! (PS – Those cookies look amazing.)

  3. Mel

    May 27, 2015

    This is amazing! Could the strips of tissue be sewed together before fringing rather than staples after twisting? Such a great idea and I can’t wait to try it.

      • jordan
      • May 27, 2015

      Yes! Though I think the sewing would be significantly more time-consuming than a little staple.

  4. Kristi Craig

    May 27, 2015

    I love the look of these! So much better than plain crepe streamers!

    Kristi |

  5. Paige

    May 27, 2015

    This is amazing. Definitely making this for my daughter’s birthday in August!


  6. She's Poised

    May 27, 2015

    Can you tell us more about the cookies (yum)?

  7. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

    May 27, 2015

    extreme festooning!! this looks so gorgeous and fun, can’t wait to try. plus that little boo looks pretty cute to be sitting amongst mountains of cookies.

  8. Carolyn

    May 27, 2015

    Looks awesome! But will the tissue rip a lot in the twisting process? Do you also staple once in the middle to hold the sheets together or down the strip a few times?
    Thanks! Cookies looks yummy too!

      • jordan
      • May 28, 2015

      WE didn’t have any problems with ripping!

      • Hi Jordan – I have the same question as Carolyn – Do you staple once in the middle to hold the sheets together or are you continuing to add staples down the entire center of the strip? LOVE this!! Will be using your idea this week! Wish me luck!!

  9. Mr. Wonderful

    May 28, 2015

    ¡Wow! Really nice, what a wonderful way to decorate a party, thank you so much.

    Mr. Wonderful

  10. Daisy - émoi émoi

    May 28, 2015

    These look great! And so many cookies!!

  11. Sarah

    May 28, 2015

    Hold the phone, your book?!!

  12. natasha

    May 30, 2015

    I am doing these!! LOVE THEM!! your blog is my favorite 🙂


    May 31, 2015

    These are just so lovely – definitely going to have a go!


  14. Stephanie

    May 31, 2015

    Love this, we are going to try this for my daughters birthday/photo shoot.

  15. Teresa

    June 2, 2015

    This is such a great idea and looks so fun! Those cookies look Amazing!!!

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