Monday, December 12, 2011

DIY Wedding: Crepe Paper Anyone?

Hi there! I hope everyone is having a productive Monday so far!  Today I wanted to share with you one of the most inexpensive, easy, and colorful ways to create decor accents for your wedding. Crepe Paper! Crepe paper is basically a wrinkly paper that is a bit thicker than tissue paper and can be bought already cut to streamer width on a roll. In the United States, crepe paper can be found at any dollar or party supply store in any color. Amazing right? Yes! Here are ten easy ways you can use crepe paper streamers to take your desi wedding from fine to phenomenal! Enjoy!
1. The Crepe Paper Backdrop
For this diy project, all you have to do is cut long strips from your crepe paper rolls and attach them to the horizontal pole that you'll be using for your backdrop. Easy enough right? Some ways you can incorporate a crepe paper backdrop into your wedding is to use it behind your alter or stage. It looks amazing in photographs! If you're having a mandap at your wedding ceremony, you could use the hanging paper streamers as the four post posts on your mandap! This backdrop idea also works well as a way to spice up your dessert table or outdoor wedding. Just be careful to store the backdrop carefully before the big day to prevent tearing as the paper is pretty delicate!

2. The Crepe Paper Chandelier
Attach crepe paper to your desired size of hoop and voila! You've got a beautiful crepe paper chandelier! I am loving the way it is used in the idea featured below in the high peaks of the tent at this outdoor wedding. You could also hang these chandeliers from the ceiling and make them come down fairly low as centerpieces for your tables!

3. The Crepe Paper Canopy
This is a great idea for outdoor weddings and will look even more magical when used in conjunction with lights as pictured below. The lights will also work to stabilize the streamers when they are suspended in the air. 

4. The Crepe Paper Lantern
This is a lovely idea for hanging above dessert tables entry ways, or even sprucing up a photo booth set. (Post coming on photo booths soon!) Just blow up a balloon, start gluing, and pop the balloon when everything is dry and just the way you want it!

5. The Crepe Paper Rose Accent for Chairs
This is the cutest idea ever! And, it's great if you weren't able to get your hand on some good-looking chairs. It looks a little intimidating, but follow this tutorial and you'll be dandy :) 

6. The Crepe Paper Woven Tablecloth
The name says it all! Simply weave the crepe paper and use some scotch tape on the bottom to keep everything in place. Have fun with color for this one!

7. The Crepe Paper Fringe Streamers
For this project, use the same paper as before, but a couple inches into the streamers to create a fun fringe effect! It's super easy to do and adds a little something to the traditional paper streamer.

8. The Crepe Paper Accented Wedding Invites
Crepe Paper is a great way to cut out simple embellishments to use on wedding invitations. Just make sure you give yourself enough time to do this as it may take long and you want each one to be perfect. Tip: Make your wedding invitations worthwhile because after all, they are the first impression you get to make about your wedding and you want it to be a good one!

9. The Crepe Paper Candy Twist Wedding Favor
Wow that was a mouthful! These are great as wedding favors and if you don't feel like mass producing them for all of your guests, they are a great way to keep the kids busy. Just twist candy inside the crepe paper and tie it off with some ribbon.

10. The Crepe Paper Surprise Ball
These are also great wedding favors to hand out to to the children at your wedding. Again, these are a bit more time consuming to give to all of your guests. Unless of course, you have a lot of helping hands! The surprise ball basically consists of tiny little favors and candy wrapped inside a crepe paper (surprise) ball. Check out this Christmas version done by Kate Spade to see what I mean! 

(all images via pinterest)

Well, that's the end of the crepe paper goodness. I hope you all enjoyed this and please let me know if you try any of these diy projects. I would love to see how they turn out!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Awesome ideas!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!