I have been OBSESSED with fringe lately. . . I just think it looks so fun and festive! I also love that it is easy and inexpensive to make. I typically use tissue paper to make fringe, but I had some left over crepe paper streamers from a previous project, and thought I’d try using it this time. How fun is this DIY Party Fringe?
This is probably one of the easiest party décor DIY projects you can do. . . easy enough you can involve the little people in your life too! This project is also super diverse! You can make numbers, letters, shapes. . . whatever you want to complement your party theme and color.
In this case, I made a number to stand on a welcome table for a two year old birthday party, however, I think it would look adorable on a cake table, food table, hanging on a wall, or even on the front door to welcome guests.
So, let’s get to it. Here’s how to make your own fringe number.
- Cardboard (I used a piece of a diaper box I had on hand)
- Crepe Paper Streamers in Various Colors (you could also use tissue paper)
*You may also want a x-acto knife to make cutting easier.
Draw the shape you would like to create on your cardboard. In this case, I chose to free-hand draw the number two.
Cut out your shape. You could certainly use scissors, but since my cardboard was a little thicker, I used a x-acto knife.
To help myself create straight lines of fringe, I drew faint lines as markers.
- Cut strips of streamers to longest length needed to cover your shape.
- Fold streamers in half.
- Fringe cut the folded streamer.
- Open and cut streamer down the center so you have 2 fringed pieces (approx. 3/4 inch wide).
Using your adhesive, begin layering fringe strips. Be sure to start at the bottom of your shape.
After fringing your entire shape, give your shape a trim and cut off any excess streamer hanging over the edges.
And there you have it! A simple craft to jazz up any party!
For more party inspiration and DIY tutorials, check me out over Mindy Alyse Celebrations.