Never underestimate the power of crepe paper to turn up any party space or plain Jane room. That’s right — the delicate paper usually designated for streamers can be used to create fabulous home decor, next-level party favors and even wear ables like headbands and fringe crowns. All you need to do to make it happen? Some bright-colored crepe paper, a pair of scissors and some glue. You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the cute and quirky results.
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1. Crepe Paper Poms:
Add a pop of color to any room by hanging up these crepe paper poms. The more the merrier, if you ask us.
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2. Crepe Paper Bunting:
This quick and easy DIY garland project only requires crepe paper, yarn, a stapler and scissors, but has a major impact on whatever room it graces.
3. Petals Wall Hanging:
How gorgeous is this crepe paper petal wall hanging? We can barely believe it was made out of crepe paper. It’ll take some time to make, but trust us — it’s time well spent.
4. Party Backdrop:
String up a color blocked flurry of crepe paper strips to create a bold party backdrop that can be hung as a photo booth setting or even behind your food table.
5. Giant Fringe Letters:
Nothing says “I love you” quite like spelling it out in fringe-y crepe paper letters. This DIY is made even more romantic by the ombre color scheme.
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6. Conversation Heart Piñatas:
Bring those teeny conversation hearts to life by creating these crepe paper piñatas, messages and all. Fill with actual conversation hearts to take it to a very meta place.
7. Fringe Crowns:
Have a free-spirited little one at home? They’ll love these fun and spunky fringe crowns made with colorful crepe paper and floral wire. You might even, too, come next summer’s festival season!
8. Giant Paper Flower Party Hats:
These are the most adorable party hats we’ve come across in awhile. The bigger the flower (and the smaller the tyke), the better.
9. Photo Booth Backdrop:
Layer colored crepe paper to create a fabulous striped photo booth backdrop. Because every good party needs a rockin’photo booth (or two)?
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10. Tassel Garlands:
If you can cut straight lines, you can make this party garland. We love how this festive garland looks when it’s color blocked, so be sure to grab a few hues of crepe paper before you get going.
11. Punch Board Calendar:
Next holiday season, forget about those advent calendars you buy at the supermarket. Instead, create this crepe paper punch board calendar for an interactive holiday treat.
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12. Candy Corn Piñata:
Sure, Halloween just ended, but swap that white, orange and yellow crepe paper out for green and you’ve got an Xmas tree piñata perfect for the upcoming season.
13. Pom Pom Cupcake Topper:
Here’s a simple DIY cupcake topper project for ya. Fold up multicolored pom poms to make your sweet treats extra colorful just like that.
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14. Paper Flowers:
Besides never wilting, paper flowers are some of the most versatile pieces you can make with crepe paper. Weave your bestie a gorgeous flower crown for her wedding, wrap the faux blooms around party lights to take your decor up a notch or just plunk a bunch into a vase and never worry about watering.
15. Mini Kite Cake Toppers:
These delicate crepe paper kites are absolutely stunning. We can’t think of a more whimsical way to top a cake!
16. Fringe Layer Streamers:
Turn crepe paper streamers into fringed garlands to add texture to your party decor. Yes, it requires a LOT of snipping, but it’s so worth it for the look.
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17. Crepe Paper Butterflies:
Did you just double take too? These butterflies are part origami, part coloring book and 100% amazing.
18. Pom Pom Party Hats:
Craft these hats for your little cutie’s next birthday party. They’ll be an absolute hit.
19. Candy Poppers:
These DIY candy poppers will make great party or even wedding favors. Start saving your toilet paper rolls.
20. Modern Crepe Paper Lanterns:
Because everyone needs a crepe paper lantern at some point in their lives.
21. Paper Dots Garland:
Polka dots are always a good idea, especially when they’re made out of crepe paper and strung into a garland. Even use this stringy piece as a table decoration.
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22. Floral Photo Booth Backdrop:
Believe us when we say the photo booth backdrop possibilities are endless. In this version, we’ve turned crepe paper into pinwheels and flowers and to make the wall look like it’s bursting in bloom.
23. Snowflake Strand Lights:
Let it snow. Give strand lights a wintery makeover with snowflake-cut tissue paper.