Saturday, July 19, 2014

Crepe Paper Garland


Few posts back I had mentioned that I had a pile of crepe papers, left over from a rainbow Birthday party. Some of the pictures from that party can be seen here. I was trying to use up all the left over crepe paper by making different kinds of flowers, wreaths/signs and garlands. I am almost there using up all those papers and I like it when I get to make these pretty things with all the leftover stuff.



Today I made these beautiful garland with the crepe paper.

You'll need:
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- Crepe Paper strips
- Needle and thread

Steps:
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- Take a needle and thread. Tie a knot at the end of the thread and then make running stitch in the middle of the crepe paper strip through the length of the strip.  The length of the strip will depend on how long you want your garland to be.


- As you go along pull the string,so that the crepe paper strip starts to gather. While pulling also twist the crepe paper a little.


- Do it for the length of the garland and tie a knot at the end.

That's it. Here are some more pictures of the colorful garland.





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30 comments:

  1. You are a life savor! I'm hosting a baby shower for my cousin in a few months and she mentioned how much she loves crepe paper garlands. Now I know how to make them myself!! I'm glad I jumped over from the DIY Sunday Showcase this morning. Can't wait to start following you. :)

    Hope you can hop over to visit me. www.curvesandacamera.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the visit, Ms. Morgan!
      I am glad you liked the garland..:)

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  2. Fantastic idea and economical way to decorate! Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed Blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  3. Thank you for the easy project. I know I will enjoy making garland.
    Sheryl

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  4. So creative! I would love to have you link it up to my Feature Friday Link Palooza!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic
    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/search/label/Feature%20Friday%20Linky%20Party

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    1. Thanks Danielle for the visit and for the invitation to join the party. Hoping there now..:)

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  5. What a great idea! I love them! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday Linky Party! We loved having you and hope to see you again (sunday 6pm PST). Julia

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    1. Thank you Julia! Love being part of your Linky party...:)

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  6. This is great! I go waaaaay….back to the days of folding two pieces of crepe paper back and forth; back and forth; back and forth…This looks so much easier, and its much prettier too. The days of folding are gone! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. hahaha Karen... I remember those days too, folding two crepe papers to make the garland...Thanks for your comment..:)

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  7. They turned out just gorgeous, and I love the bright colors! Thanks for linking up this week. :)

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    1. Thank you Kara! I love those bright colors too 😊

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  8. Hi Priyam! Love your crepe garlands! So clever! I am featuring them tomorrow on my P3 post! Thanks for pinning!
    Kim

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  9. Beautiful idea!!! Thanks a ton :)

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  10. WOW, This looks awesome no doubt. I love it :)
    Thanks for sharing with us!

    Have a nice day!
    Khadija
    http://creativekhadija.com/

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    1. Thank you Khadija!
      Thank you for stopping by and you have a wonderful day too!

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  11. My nan used to make these for us for Christmas, she'd make huge long garlands joining all sorts of colours together. We would twist them as we hung them up and used them year after year. i'm assuming eventually they got really tatty and had to be thrown away. What lovely memories you have brought back for me thanks!

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    1. Thank you Julie for your sweet comment.. Loved to hear your story of your Christmas decoration times with your nan..its wonderful to know that it brought back some fond memories..:)
      We made paper garlands too to decorate during Christmas and other festivities..such simple times back then when we had just colorful paper at our disposal to decorate and such wonderful things that we could make just with paper..:)

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  12. I love that you're making a concerted effort to use up your leftover craft supplies. I'm so guilty of just stashing them away and letting it pile up. These garlands are very fun, thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

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    1. Oh, I stash lot of other craft supplies..;)
      Thanks Leslie for stopping by!

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  13. What a neat idea!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. I sure will. Thanks for the invitation Jess!

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    1. Thank you Sophie! It sure is quick and simple..:)

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  15. This is perfect for my kids' summer birthday parties! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

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    1. Great 😊. Thank you Teresa for the visit!

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