Every party needs streamers, am I right?! As this tutorial is YEARS old and the photography is not super great, I thought I should add a newer photo of the ruffled streamers from plastic tablecloths. I just used them for a party I styled and they looked so cute! FIY, you can also cut strips of the tablecloth and then fringe one side. Photo above by Dez and Tam. See original tutorial below! I love simple (but cute!) party decor ideas! How cute are these streamer! I’m not even sure how this idea came to me but I started thinking about how sometimes when you stretch plastic it warps it and creates a sort of lettuce edge. I gave it a try and they turned out super cute. So with just using a cheap plastic tablecloth you can create bunches of darling ruffled streamers.
This streamer above was the white version I tried a few weeks ago. What I love about these is that they don’t show flaws! If you tear one a little too much, no one can see it! Unless they were inspecting each inch of each streamer. Which would be odd. And you should probably ask them to leave your party.
*UPDATED TO ADD these actually warp easier and faster if you fold the strip so there are several layers to pull at once. It is less likely to rip and goes SO much faster. I will warn you, I have given myself blisters from making these. But they go away pretty quickly. And what is a little pain for the cutest party streamers ever? ;)
I did this when my husband was out of the house. When he got home he thought they were really cool but swears it must be too time consuming. Uh, hullo! I did it! It’s totally not time consuming. And this is one of those party projects you could easily do while watching TV. I even tried putting two strips of the plastic on top of each other to stretch two at once. It worked great!
They are also SUPER lightweight. Although I used my staple gun I am pretty sure that depending on what type of surface you are trying to attach to, most kinds of tape should be able to hold them.
I’m sure you’ll love these other simple party diys from Cupcakes and Cutlery!