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Big Rainbow Fringe Garland

One of our most popular posts ever was this Big Fringe Garland from way back in the archives. A few months ago I was watching the movie Billy Elliot (best movie ever) and in the Christmas scene they had large twisty paper garlands. I was feeling inspired so we thought it would be fun to make a multicolor version. It’s pretty simple, you just need crepe paper, scissors, and a glue gun.

Big Rainbow Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day!

To get them to twist you just have to make sure they are long enough to pool at the ground a little. If they don’t touch the ground they won’t stay twisty. Make em in any color or pattern.

Big Rainbow Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day!

Big Rainbow Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day!

Big Rainbow Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day!

Big Rainbow Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day!

Materials needed: Italian crepe paper in different colors, scissors, hot glue gun, tape

Step 1: Take a roll of crepe paper and wrap both ends around a roll of wrapping paper. 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. (Tip! You can use rolls of wrapping paper to stretch the crepe paper more evenly.)
Step 2: Fold the stretched crepe paper together. Cut the crepe paper roll in half.
Step 3: Begin cutting fringe halfway through the fold, leaving some space in the middle.
Step 4: Turn the fold over and cut the opposite side of fringe. Be sure to not cut all the way through.
Step 5: Unfold the fringed crepe paper. Measure and cut fringe into 18 inch pieces.
Step 6: Apply hot glue along the unfringed edge of one piece of fringe and another piece in a different color. Continue gluing pieces of fringe together until you have enough length to reach from floor to ceiling.
Step 7: Tape one side of the fringe to the ceiling and let the other side fall to the ground. Twist the bottom to create twists in the crepe paper. You’re good to go!

Big Rainbow Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day!

Big Rainbow Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day!

Big Rainbow Fringe Garland | Oh Happy Day!


SHOP THIS POST: Giant Honeycomb, 2-Tone Honeycomb, Festive Festooning, Ice Cream Tumbler, Shoes

Photos & styling by Amy Moss
Crafting by Naomi Julia Satake and Justine Pon

  1. Hobby Lobby

    January 23, 2017

    Your wedges are so beautiful that I can’t stop myself from admiring them.

  2. Jessica

    January 23, 2017

    This is amazing I have no words! x

    Jessica — NinetyCo 

  3. Shari

    January 23, 2017

    Oh my – my imagination is running wild. You could make an ocean blue background with greens and blues, a tropical background with greens and hints of pink and a money or two…oh my, I can’t wait to try it.

  4. Michelle

    January 23, 2017

    It’s wonderful! I love the colour gradient!

  5. Kari

    January 24, 2017

    What a festive decoration!

  6. Alicia

    January 24, 2017

    Love the colors of her skirt! Can you add a link to shop this post for the skirt??

      • jordan
      • January 25, 2017

      The skirt and top are from Gorman a few years ago. I don’t think they’re still in stock. Sorry!!

  7. Horn Beads

    January 25, 2017

    Wow colorful idea! looks beautiful… i will try at my room and love it! Thanks for your tutorial..

  8. Kisha

    February 5, 2017

    Could you use regular tissue paper instead of crepe? This is so pretty and I can’t wait to decorate using this fringe decor

      • jordan
      • February 6, 2017

      Unfortunately, it probably wouldn’t work. Crepe paper is very sturdy, so it holds it shape when hanging. Tissue paper would be too thin to get the same look.

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