Photography: Charles Schiller

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2004

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. 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.

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

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

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