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Project

Ruffly Runner

Introduction

A runner made with crepe paper is a terrific low-cost decoration for square or rectangular tables; all it takes are two pieces in coordinating hues and a pinch of effort. You'll need crepe paper on rolls, since they don't have fold lines; we used ones 20 inches wide.

Materials

  • Crepe paper on rolls, 20 inches wide, in two different hues
  • Scissors

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    Cut both pieces to desired length, letting them drape over table's sides, if you like; for the piece that will be the top layer, trim one inch from width.

  2. Step 2

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    Create ruffles on long sides of each piece: Pinch paper between thumbs and index fingers and pull paper outward, stretching it about an inch.

  3. Step 3

    Repeat to finish both sides. Place runner on table, centering top layer on bottom one.

Source
Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2004

Reviews (11)

  • grusate 21 Jan, 2010

    doesn't crepe paper run if it gets wet?

  • lemonhoneyginger 19 Apr, 2009

    Crepe paper is crinkled and that's the beauty-you don't get the wrinkles out. Find crepe paper at artist supply stores and some craft stores carry it as well.

  • JLWeatherston 12 Mar, 2009

    how do you get the wrinkles out of the crepe paper?

  • JLWeatherston 12 Mar, 2009

    how do you get the wrinkles out of the crepe paper?

  • JLWeatherston 12 Mar, 2009

    how do you get the wrinkles out of the crepe paper?

  • JLWeatherston 12 Mar, 2009

    how do you get the wrinkles out of the crepe paper?

  • Parties_by_Annie 2 Mar, 2009

    I think this was the site that they used: http://www.blumchen.com/craft_shop_crepe_fancy_paper.html

  • Parties_by_Annie 2 Mar, 2009

    I think this was the site that they used: http://www.blumchen.com/craft_shop_crepe_fancy_paper.html

  • nem005 25 Dec, 2008

    I can only find pink and blue crepe paper at target.com. anyone know another provider?

  • heartNhome 25 Oct, 2008

    Target.com has rolls for $35

  • Amythesamey 25 Jul, 2008

    Where does one find 20" crepe paper!!??? Looked everywhere ....