How to make decorations with crepe paper streamers

Updated March 23, 2017

When decorating for a party, crepe paper streamers can spice up your party area. The streamers are popular decoration options that are affordable and easy to use. The streamers are versatile for occasions such as birthday parties, bridal and baby showers, business dinners and more. Coordinate streamers based on the colours for your event.

Mix different colours of crepe paper streamers to coordinate with your party theme or decor. For holidays such as Thanksgiving, use yellow, brown, orange and red. For Christmas, decorate with gold, silver, red and green streamers. For bridal showers, use colours that represent the wedding colours. For baby showers, use colours that show the gender of the baby. If the gender is unknown, use neutral colours, such as light green or yellow.

Hang twisted streamers along the wall or from the ceiling. Use tape or a thumbtack to hang the streamers. Take two colours that match your colour scheme, hold one side steady and twist the streamer loosely until you reach the desired length. Hold the streamers together by taping it at both ends. Use one or two colours for making your twisted streamers.

Decorate party tables with crepe paper streamers. Line the edge of the table with streamers by stretching them out along the edge of the table. Use small pieces of tape to connect the streamers to the table. Trim tablecloths with streamers by taping them to one end of the table and attaching the streamers to the circumference or length of the tablecloth.

Swag streamers along the ceiling by placing a tack in the streamer every 12- to 14-inches and attach it to the ceiling to form a design that hangs from the ceiling. Decorate the perimeter of the ceiling with the swag streamers and overlap the streamers throughout the middle of the ceiling.

Create ruffled crepe paper streamers by overlapping two streamers and using a sewing machine to sew the streamers down the middle. Sew the entire length of the streamers to create ruffles, tie the loose ends and put a small piece of transparent tape on each end of the streamers to hold the string in place.

Things You'll Need

  • Crepe paper streamers
  • Tape
  • Sewing machine (Optional)
  • Drawing pins
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