Thursday, February 24

Paper Crafting Week - Part 4: Paper Garlands

We've all probably used those rolls of crepe paper to quickly decorate for a party, but did you know how versatile they can be? Gather them up with a sewing machine to make a sweet ruffle, twist them around and around to make fabulous flowers, or snip them with scissors and create a unique garland.... the possibilities are many. Just take a look at some of the amazing ideas I've found around the web.....

Ruffled party streamers by How Does She using two layers
of crepe paper and a simple machine stitch.

If you aren't into sewing, you could try this great idea from Oh Happy Day .
It's a no-sew version of party streamers.
Just follow her simple directions below or visit her blog for a step-by-step tutorial.

Grab a good pair of scissors and in no time at all,
you can have these unique party decorations. Soooo easy!

The Gaines Gang shows us how to make another version of a simple,
no-sew crepe paper garland, this one with two layers.

If you don't have time to make a garland yourself, you can always visit Etsy and buy some pre-made. Great shops like Julie Collings have many beautiful ruffled designs to choose from.

And Bake it Pretty sells this tissue paper fringe in a few colorways as well.

If you want something perfect for a spring party, be sure to check out this
easy tutorial from Prudent Baby for a flower shaped tissue paper garland.

I am so inspired! I hope these ideas have brought you some creative inspiration, too.