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You know how it goes…

All of a sudden it’s the BIG day or someone volunteers you to host the BIG day {even if it is yourself, out of the kindness of your heart}…

and you need something that says, “PARTY” but is also quick to assemble and inexpensive.

{{This happened to me not too long ago…thankfully, I have a brilliant sister-in-law that shared her idea.}}

So, here it is: the new twist on crepe paper, party streamers:

The Paper Streamer Banner

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Select a few crepe paper rolls perfect for your party’s colors, but don’t forget to add a patterned one – it adds so much more playfulness! {They can be found at party stores, if not at the dollar store}.

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Cut your strips to the desired length, depending on where you plan to hang it. I just pulled and cut mine between 12″ – 18″ because I wanted more of random look.

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Fold the top of your strip over about one inch…

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…and stick it on your sewing machine! Follow up with the next strip and continue until it gets as wide as you need it to be! {I love that it’s only a simple, straight stitch…it goes by so fast!}

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Pull a little extra thread at the end to use to hang it up.

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Hang it in your windows, in the doorways, over a table, on a 4-post bed, on a mantle, on the deck…the places are endless!

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For a finished look, carefully fold the end of each streamer in half and cut at a 45 degree angle.

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I loved how it looked from the outside…a great way to tell people that “The Party is HERE!”

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It is sooooo easy and instantly adds the feeling of celebration! What could be better?

Where do you plan to hang your festive paper Party Streamer Banner?

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16 Comments
COMMENTS
  1. June 4th, 2012 at 8:20 am
    alison@howdoesshe says:
    CAUTE! I want to come to the party!
  2. June 4th, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    Ruth says:
    How fun, makes me want to plan a party just to use this idea!
  3. June 5th, 2012 at 5:41 am
    Heather Lynne says:
    I love this! Pinning it :)
  4. June 5th, 2012 at 10:14 am
    Missy says:
    So festive! Love the colors you picked. That is my kind of sewing project. ;)
    • June 5th, 2012 at 2:06 pm
      Caley says:
      Thank you! Yeah...straight line sewing projects are the only ones I dare do! :)
  5. June 5th, 2012 at 2:04 pm
    Elsie says:
    Hi Caley, it's such a pretty banner. I just posted a link and one pic on my site, hope you don't mind? I had to share with my visitors.
    • June 5th, 2012 at 2:07 pm
      Caley says:
      Thank you Elsie! Of course I don't mind, I'm glad you love it! You'll have to share a photo of the one you make with us on facebook! We'd love to see it! :)
  6. June 5th, 2012 at 2:47 pm
    norma brooks says:
    love your ideas
  7. June 5th, 2012 at 4:24 pm
    Monique Leslie says:
    So simple yet so darn cute. Love this idea!
  8. June 6th, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    connie says:
    Wow! Great project! Link it up with me on my Wow Us Wednesday, ok? Over at www.familyhomeandlife.com
  9. June 6th, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    Katie says:
    So cute (and simple)! Love it!!
  10. June 6th, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    Jamy says:
    Insanely cute, and I just got my very first sewing machine!!! Cannot WAIT to make these for my kids' birthday!!!
  11. June 6th, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    stephanie says:
    We're using this idea for VBS, our theme is PRAISE, but we're limited to colors...so I saw this and thought...hummm...instant color everytwhere!! Thanks for the ideas!! Keep them coming!!
  12. June 13th, 2012 at 12:49 pm
    The Sisters says:
    This is CUTE!!! What a great new twist on streamers! Love it! Thanks for linking up with us on "Strut Your Stuff Saturday!" We hope to see you next week! -The Sisters
  13. April 20th, 2013 at 8:29 am
    Sarena V says:
    Love it, don't know why I never thought of this. I think I will do your streamer idea for my best friend's daughters party I'm helping with next month.
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