How to Make a Grass Skirt for Tables

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Decorating for a home luau party or festive barbecue is easy and cost-friendly when you make your own decorations. For example, making your own grass table border takes few materials and can be completed quickly. A grass border jazzes up a picnic table or other surface during a themed get-together. Making a grass skirt for a table provides you with a craft project that leaves plenty of room for creativity and experimentation.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Streamer paper roll
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors
  • Decorative grass
  • Craft glue stick

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  1. 1

    Measure and cut a length of streamer paper that matches the measurement around the table top on which the grass skirt will hang.

  2. 2

    Spread the streamer out evenly in front of you and make sure that it is not twisted or crinkled.

  3. 3

    Spread a layer of craft glue along the bottom edge of the length of streamer. Use a wide gauge streamer so you can apply an inch wide line of glue along the entire edge.

  4. 4

    Apply long, fringelike strips of decorative grass to the glued edge of streamer paper. For example, craft grass can be purchased in a wide range of colours and textures. You can obtain natural looking grass for a luau or choose something festive like glittery silver tassels. Choose long grass of about 24 inches in length. Press the top inch of each strip of grass to the inch-wide layer of glue firmly. Do this until the entire length of streamer paper features fringed grass along the bottom.

Tips and warnings

  • As an alternative and creative step to buying craft grass, use a home-office paper shredder and coloured paper to create your own.
  • Apply the grass skirt to the edges of your table with double-sided tape. You can also use a stapler to affix it to the corners of the table, or use normal clear craft tape.

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