Ruffled Party Streamers

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posted on May 28, 2010 by  |  posted under Birthdays, Crafting, Sewing

Ruffled Party Streamers

My twin baby girls turned one this week {whimper, whimper}.  Really.  Why must they grow?!  In celebration of this event, I have been party planning like crazy.  Their party isn’t officially until this weekend, but I have been working hard on the details.  I just had to share these fun ruffled party streamers I made {easy}.  I orginally found this wonderful idea from MyPaperCrane. Ruffled Party Streamers Simply grab two rolls of crepe paper streamers and lay one on top of the other. Ruffled Party Streamers Sew them down the center, pushing gently so they bunch.
Ruffled Party Streamers Turns ordinary streamers into something special.   Ruffled Party Streamers I can’t wait to show you what I am doing with my ruffled party streamers. :)  But you are just going to have to wait…

Ruffled Party Streamers

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  1. May 28th, 2010 at 12:49 am
    Libby says:
    Oh man! :( can't wait to see!!
  2. May 28th, 2010 at 5:22 am
    Kim says:
    how clever! Though I never want to sew, I might have to break out the machine!

    Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
    party inspiration
  3. May 28th, 2010 at 5:43 am
    Philip @ RAOP says:
    These are perfect. My 2 year-old daughter has a birthday next month and she would love these. More importantly, I could actually make them giving my wife time to do other things. Thanks for the tip! I am looking forward to more great ideas.
    .-= Philip @ RAOP´s last blog ..Parenting Induced Insomnia =-.
  4. May 28th, 2010 at 7:20 am
    Lauren says:
    Shelley, I love this! I can't wait to see how their party turns out!
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..Sunday Visitors =-.
  5. May 28th, 2010 at 8:48 am
    Missy says:
    The little details seem to make all the difference and you are so great at them. Love it!
  6. May 28th, 2010 at 9:06 am
    Tiffany says:
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE Post more pics after the party! I want to see! My little girl will be turning one, and I would love some ideas! Thanks!
  7. May 28th, 2010 at 10:19 am
    Jax@Aly&Ash says:
    This is SOOOO cool! I would have never thought you could put crate paper in a sewing machine! Amazing!
    .-= Jax@Aly&Ash´s last blog ..Field Trip Friday with Seven Thirty Three---A Creative Blog =-.
  8. May 28th, 2010 at 11:03 am
    Karen says:
    I need details! My baby girls first birthday is next Friday. I'm taking all the ideas from your rainbow birthday already, though, so I think I have it covered...but more fun cutesy never hurts!
  9. May 28th, 2010 at 12:23 pm
    Nancy Pfeifer says:
    You know I CAN'T WAIT!!! These streamers look amazing already!!! :)
    .-= Nancy Pfeifer´s last blog ..Swing Into Summer Giveaways =-.
  10. May 28th, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    Heather says:
    This is such a cute idea...I'm throwing a baby shower in a few weeks and I'm totally going to use this - thanks!
  11. May 28th, 2010 at 2:05 pm
    Nichole Smith says:
    Oh my!!! How adorable!! I wish this post would've been up two weeks earlier. My daughter just had a fancy nancy birthday party last weekend - and these would've been great!!!

    I guess it is never too early to start planning her next birthday.. right? ;)
  12. May 28th, 2010 at 2:08 pm
    Alison says:
    Shelley...Can I use those for my daughters birthday? It's next week:)
  13. May 28th, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    michelle {sweet mady} says:
    My twin baby boys turn 3 next month! SO hard to believe. Can't wait to see photos from your party. Have fun!
  14. May 29th, 2010 at 1:21 pm
    Jessa says:
    How adorable to add a little extra ruffle to them. And happy birthday to you little ones!!
    .-= Jessa´s last blog ..Fathers Day PaaRTayy -Coming Soon! =-.
  15. May 29th, 2010 at 10:35 pm
    Anel says:
    oh man... I wanna see
  16. June 1st, 2010 at 10:31 am
    Ashley says:
    That is adorable!!! Can't wait to see!!!
  17. June 1st, 2010 at 12:57 pm
    Andrea says:
    Are you going to post it before tis weekend? My daughter turns 12 this Thurs and I would love to use that idea for her party. I am going all out this year because she will be going into Young Womens--and she will love it!!!
    • June 1st, 2010 at 1:24 pm
      Shelley says:
      Ah! Probably not. I need to have the pictures edited and that is going to take some time. {There are bjillions}. Maybe I could send you a few?
  18. June 1st, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    kelli says:
    Ah I cant wait to see what you did for their party. Love the ruffled streamers so cute. I have twin boys that will be turning one on July 7th. I am doing a patriotic theme since it is so close to the 4th. I cant wait to see what you have done for your girls. Maybe I could steal some ideas. I have allready started planning. My hubby teases me about it. But then he says how often do you have twins that turn one?
    • June 1st, 2010 at 1:36 pm
      Shelley says:
      My little boy's birthday is July 7th! And twin babies too? We must have been destined to be friends. --And your husband is right,...how often do you have twins that turn one?! GO ALL OUT! ;) I'll get my girls' party posted asap. :)
      • June 3rd, 2010 at 11:12 pm
        kelli says:
        you are right Shelley! We are destined to be friends. I always love talking to moms who have twins. It is so great just to have someone to relate to. Someone to understand what you have been through, and what you are about to go through. lol... And i love that your sons birthday is the 7th. I cant wait to see all the pictures. Dont leave us out of any details!! I hope you had fun, and same with the girls!
        .-= kelli´s last blog ..Mothers Day part 2 =-.
  19. June 1st, 2010 at 4:44 pm
    Gabrielle Brits says:
    I just love this blog, I follow it and you continue to give fabulous easy-to-do ideas. This is great for a party or shower!! Love it~~
  20. June 1st, 2010 at 5:36 pm
    terri says:
    one word. ADORABLE. love them. thanks for sharing....cant wait for more fun pics!!!
    .-= terri´s last blog ..i heart long weekends!! =-.
  21. June 1st, 2010 at 5:45 pm
    kim-todayscreativeblog says:
    Smarty pants.
  22. June 2nd, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Alison says:
    I love these streamers! I'll have to steal this idea for my daughter's birthday next year.

    She just turned one a month ago, and I've been posting bits and pieces of the details of her party.
  23. June 3rd, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    Leigh says:
    How much longer do we have to wait?!? :) I've been checking daily! It's not nice to keep us in suspense!
    • June 3rd, 2010 at 1:41 pm
      Shelley says:
      Ha. I love it! :) I am working on sorting through the bjillion pictures from their party and getting them edited. Next week?! Deal?
      • June 4th, 2010 at 12:07 pm
        Leigh says:
        Oh, alright! :) If I have to wait...what else can I do!
  24. June 3rd, 2010 at 3:09 pm
    Tonya says:
    I love the ruffles! They would be so cute on party hats, the edge of plastic table cloths....a million places! I sure it will be a great party!
  25. June 3rd, 2010 at 8:35 pm
    Angie Smith says:
    Happy birthday to your baby girls!! birthdays are just as special to mommas and daddas as they are to the little ones! Bless your heart!
  26. June 3rd, 2010 at 9:42 pm
    Natalie Johnson says:
    You ladies are insiring me to become a birthday DIVA! I love all of your ideas adn ways to celebrate special days. I can't say enough about how easy it is to follow your tips and step-by-step directions. You're posts make throwing parties so much easier for me!
  27. June 8th, 2010 at 9:06 am
    Restorative Living says:
    WOW! They look so great! Sewing crepe paper never crossed my mind.
  28. June 9th, 2010 at 10:35 am
    Jennifer says:
    I need to know how you used these! I'm getting ready for my little girl's first birthday and have procrastinated (only because it't birthday season in my house and I've already planned 2 little girl birthday parties, a trip to Disney and an anniversary dinner for my parents since April)on gettting it all together. These would be quick and easy to do!!! I can't wait to see your pics. You all are such an inpsiration! Love your site! It's my favorite!
  29. June 9th, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    Liz@Its A Blog Party says:
    This is such a great idea!
    Thanks for linking up!
    ~Liz
  30. June 14th, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    AmberLee says:
    oh! your girls are one! babies do grow up too fast.

    These are looking beautiful. hope the party is smashing.
    .-= AmberLee´s last blog ..Salt, Pepper, and Curry Shaker =-.
  31. July 17th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    Liz says:
    I love this idea...I've never really liked crepe paper...(always thought it looked kinda cheap and cheesy), but this is AWESOME!!! I am working on a pool birthday party for my oldest two boys and I am going to do this as a backdrop for the tablescape..(use white, dark blue, and light blue)...I have a quick question for you though...How perfect are you when sewing the paper....I found sometimes it would ruffle really well, others not...plus I'm not the straightest sewer, ahem....Do I need to work harder at it, or will it look fine once it goes up? Thanks in advance for answering my question...I L-O-V-E your blog!
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..10 monthsoh how fast time goes =-.
    • July 17th, 2010 at 10:39 pm
      Shelley says:
      Mine were SOOOOO not perfect. They look great once they are up. Just sew as fast as you can,...some will bunch better than others,...no biggie. promise. :)
  32. July 22nd, 2010 at 10:38 am
    Erin says:
    A couple of quick questions - did you sew the entire roll of paper and then cut in to long strips? and how and what did you hang from? Doing my neices party saturday and I am working on them now. Thanks:)
    • July 22nd, 2010 at 11:21 am
      Shelley says:
      Oh boy....I did this project in the middle of the night and it is kind of a blur! ;) I sewed the whole streamer roll and then cut. I used packaging tape to stick it to the wall. I actually hung mine from a ledge which made it easier. Whew,..catch all that?!
  33. July 22nd, 2010 at 10:45 am
    Erin says:
    One more questions - how many rolls and strips do you think you used to accomplish a full looking background? Thanks again!
    • July 22nd, 2010 at 11:22 am
      Shelley says:
      Again, kind of a blur,...but I think about 40? Don't spend a lot of time sewing,...just go fast. The imperfections wont show up. Promise. Just push the streamers through your machine as fast as you can. :) I'd LOVE to see pictures!!!!!
      • August 12th, 2010 at 5:53 am
        stephanie says:
        Hi Shelley,
        Working on my ruffled streamers. I have alarge wall and have sewn a lot of streamer. How did you put them together? Did you sew them or just hang side by side? I have been sewing mine together and it is taking hours... Has to be an easier way. HELP!!!
        Thanks,
        Stephanie
        • August 12th, 2010 at 3:26 pm
          Shelley says:
          I just taped them to the wall (that took a while). Sewing them across the top would be brilliant! Great idea! I put two crepe paper rolls
          on top of eachother and pushed them the sewing machine as fast as the machine would let me. I sewed until the rolls were gone and them started on another roll. Don't worry about imperfections,...you won't see them. Just go as fast as you can. :) Hope that helps. I want to see pictures!!! :)
  34. September 10th, 2010 at 11:58 am
    Misty says:
    Is there any way to buy them already made? Unfortunately, I don't have a sewing machine and very little extra time. If not, would you consider selling to me? Thanks!
    • September 10th, 2010 at 3:07 pm
      Shelley says:
      OH boy. Mine are FAR FAR from perfect. They are only about 9' tall strands too (because I used them for the backdrop on my wall). If you are still interested, email me how many you are wanting and we can work something out. shelley@howdoesshe.com
  35. September 12th, 2010 at 8:57 pm
    Misty says:
    Thank you Shelley but I found someone willing to lend me their sewing machine so I'm going to try it this weekend. You are such an inspiration to me because I am so far from crafty. I too am a mom of twin girls and a 3 year old boy. I am planning my girls 1st birthday party which will be in 2 months and your blog has inspired me in so many ways. I cannot thank you enough! I'm going with a pink & white cupcake theme. I'm sooo excited!
  36. November 6th, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    Cassie says:
    I am making these for my daughter's 1st birthday and I found that if you increase the tension on your sewing machine it will ruffle the streamers for you, all you will have to do is keep the streamers straight! Hope that will save someone out there some time and headache trying to figure it out!
    .-= Cassie´s last blog ..Trick-or-Treat Street =-.
  37. November 13th, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    Melanie says:
    Ok, so I should have read the instructions and all the comments a little better before starting! I am only using a single strand of streamer, not two. And I will definitely increase the tension on my machine. Hopefully, this will make it go faster!
  38. June 6th, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    Katie says:
    So, so cute. I just want to make these and hang them all over my house! Unfortunately, I don't think the hubby will like them as much as I do! ;)
  39. February 15th, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    Rachel says:
    How do I do the streamer backdrop? So cute!
  40. May 29th, 2014 at 2:43 pm
    Marjorie says:
    Can you please tell me how you attached the streamers so that they would fall in the backdrop the way they did? I loved your tutorial!
  41. July 6th, 2014 at 3:57 am
    Nicky says:
    I made a rainbow version for my 1 yo boy. I used the machine on 8 tension and unhooked the last bit of the threading path of the machine, the little catchy bit right above the needle, as I found this made more ruffles, and sewed two crepe streamers together and they came out great. Quick and easy. Thanks so much for the idea!
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