DIY Fringe Banner – Adorably cheap and easy!

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So, one issue that many have (or at least I do) when throwing a shin-dig is “filling” the space of where I’m having a party. The venue, so to speak. The worst feeling to have is realizing that you spent a ton of time and energy into creating an awesome party full of fun details, but the walls look bare in comparison. If you’re like me, you made a banner or two, pretty lengthy ones, or so you thought…and they hardly fill the length of a wall. But there are some easy and inexpensive ways to fill that empty space with some {SUPER EASY} handmade goodness. Not only can you whip up over 15 feet of this fringe bunting for $1, but once you get going, you can whip up a few sets while catching up on your DVR and doing your late night chocolate binge eating. Or at least that’s what I do.

What You Need:
– 1 pack Tissue Paper (makes around 15ft)
– Hot Glue Gun & Glue
– Yarn or string

Step 1-3: Simply unfold (partially) the tissue paper, and cut strips straight upwards toward the creased end, stopping about an inch-ish. When completed, unfold the tissue lengthwise, and cut up any remaining folded creases.
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Step 4-6: Once cut, separate the layers by gently tugging them upwards piece by piece, once they are all separated, lay 2 or 3 of them side by side slightly overlapping the edges of each sheet. (I’ve found that this is the easiest and fastest way to complete this project, Assembly Line Style.)
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Step 5-7: Now it’s time to glue. Grab your yarn, glue gun, and a spot on the floor. Apply a long strip of glue along the top of your banner, place your yarn/string right atop your glue. Then apply another strip of glue between the top of your banner and your yarn, fold the top over, covering the yarn, and hold for a second until the glue cools. My technique was to do a full sheet at a time, I had a good rhythm. Make sure you pull your yarn/string slightly taut when you attach it to your paper, so it doesn’t curl back slightly (since yarn has a little give.)
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Step 8-10: When you reach the end of one sheet of tissue, slightly overlap it with the next sheet and use a dab of glue to attach them at the top. Once you are finished with your bunting/banner, you will want to store it safely until party day, it is easily {Crinkled}. I just wrapped mine around some cardboard, secured it down, and tucked it away. Easy Peasy!
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Please stop by soon to see more easy DIYs that are totally doable in our busy lives.
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