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).


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).


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.


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 (7 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.

    • Kerry
      October 18, 2014 at 10:50 am (7 years ago)

      True, and it would make for an interesting post!


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