I need some Spring color! Enter: an array of tissue and crepe paper garlands, tassels, and streamers. For a list of crepe paper tutorials on how to make each and every item shown scroll on down! Instead of making the regular ho-hum mantel display I thought I would give my entryway some Spring umph. As an added bonus I set up an area to take some pictures of the kids,using the decorations as a photo backdrop.
Crepe and tissue paper is inexpensive and can be turned into garlands, tassels, streamers, puffs. Basically it is some versatile shiznit if you want some cheap and fancy looking decorations. I really wanted a mix of textures and colors. You can see a bit of the variety in this detail shot. After making them all, I hung them from some lightweight command hooks. Easiest thing to make a temporary display, plus crepe paper is so lightweight it takes nothing to hang them.
Since I basically had a love affair with tissue and crepe paper I have a ton of tutorials to offer:
Crepe Paper Tutorials
- How to Make Dye/Ink from Alcohol: (To color your own crepe paper)
- How to Dye Crepe Paper
- How to Make Ruffled Streamers
- How to Create Tissue Paper Garland
- How to Create Elegant Tissue Paper Tassels
- How to Make Thick Tissue Paper Fringe
In the mean time check out some of the details: