DIY Party Streamers

I’ve talked about these streamers on a couple of previous posts, so I feel as though there has been a build up leading to this project that is disproportionate to the actual effort involved.  But that’s okay. It’s still cute, and is a great way to spend an hour or so with your toddler, which doesn’t involve fending off requests for a snack or to watch TV. DSC_0138_edited-1

The finished product, which we hung outside of Ella’s door for her to see the morning of her birthday (see post with her reaction here).

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Materials include ribbon, a glue stick, paint samples from your local or big box hardware store (I chose all pinks and purples – it was for her birthday, after all), and a large paper punch (I used a one inch round punch).DSC_0097_edited-1Punch out many rounds from each paint sample. Apply glue to the back side of the rounds (Ella’s sweet little hands were perfect for the task).

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Set one round down on the table, glue side up. Place the ribbon in the center and put a second round on top, glue side down (so that the two stick together). Repeat. I suppose you could aim to have the rounds be the same color on the front and back, but that seemed like a difficult and frustrating challenge. If they are the same size, I didn’t see the point in being too particular about matching the colors.

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For the party that evening, I got a second use out of the streamers by using them to decorate the dining room table. I strategically placed some tape under the chargers to keep the streamers in place.

Reality Check. Fair warning – you sort of feel like you are shoplifting when you take that many paint swatches at once.

 

2 Comments on DIY Party Streamers

  1. Pat
    October 18, 2014 at 8:53 am (6 years ago)

    Love the photo with your hands working together:) I’m not too worried about the Reality Check though. After all, you do know a good attorney or 2 or 30.

    Reply
    • Kerry
      October 18, 2014 at 10:50 am (6 years ago)

      True, and it would make for an interesting post!

      Reply

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