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How to make red carpet poles

Updated April 17, 2017

An iconic image often seen alongside the red carpet are the red carpet poles that line the carpet itself. The poles, connected together by thick and velvety red cords, keep the fans and paparazzi a few feet away from the celebrities. For a Hollywood themed party, craft the red carpet poles yourself to line your entrance, keep guests out of private rooms and line hallways with a festive touch.

Measure the circumference of the end of an empty wrapping paper cardboard tube.

Cut a hole in the middle of a tin pie plate the same dimensions as your measurements.

Insert the cardboard tube through the hole and to the ground. Flip the pieces over and secure the tube in place underneath with tape.

Paint the tube silver to match the foil plate or paint both the plate and the tube gold.

Repeat steps one through four to complete another pole. Continue creating poles until you have enough to line both sides of the hallway or entrance. The poles should be approximately two to three feet apart from each other.

String red garland from pole to pole, adhering the garland to each pole with a piece of clear tape. Do not pull the garland tightly between the poles, it should droop slightly from pole to pole.

Things You'll Need

  • Wrapping paper tubes
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Tin pie plates
  • Garland
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Glue
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About the Author

Michelle Barry graduated from Salve Regina University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then, she has worked as a reporter for the Wilbraham-Hampden Times, an editor for Month9Books and Evolved Publishing, editor and has spent the past seven years in marketing and graphic design. She also has an extensive background in dance.