17 Apr

DIY Tutorial: Pretty Receipt Paper Streamers

DIY Tutorial: Pretty Receipt Paper Streamers

Remember this adorable Aqua & Lace Party from our Party of 5 Post a couple weeks back? Well Anastasia also created a DIY Tutorial on how to make her beautiful and super budget-friendly backdrop! Can you believe it was created from rolls of office supply receipt paper? Pretty clever, right! Here’s what she says:

For my 4 year old girls birthday party this year I wanted to do something girly and elegant. I had an idea to use ribbons of lace as the backdrop to the dessert buffet, however I couldn’t justify spending that much on the backdrop. I started to think what I could use as an alternative and realized receipt paper is perfect- it’s thin, it’s paper, and it’s cheap. I found a Martha Stewart punch at Joann Fabrics called Flower Bed. It is very much like an eyelet border and eyelet kinda looks like lace right? Either way it turned out amazing!

Keep reading to learn how to create your own…

DIY Tutorial: Pretty Receipt Paper Streamers

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RECEIPT PAPER STREAMERS – A DIY TUTORIAL

by Anastasia Turkov

SUPPLIES:
– At least 1 roll of receipt paper, 2 inches wide (I used 3 rolls because it made things go way faster.)
– Dowel (or something similar)
– 9×13 Sheet
– Pattern Punch (mine was from Martha Stewart)
– Long workspace (I used my kitchen counters.)

STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Arrange your rolls into a row and stick a dowel through the holes of the receipt paper rows. Put them into a 9×13 sheet or something similar to keep them from rolling all over the workspace.

DIY Tutorial: Pretty Receipt Paper Streamers

2. Then lay the paper on top of each other, pull towards the punch and start punching away. For the ribbon to be nice and neat, make sure that all of the rolls are being stamped evenly. The punch has guides to where you need to move the paper to.

DIY Tutorial: Pretty Receipt Paper Streamers

3. Lift up the punch once in a while to empty the bottom of all the paper that is being punched out. Use these extras as confetti.

DIY Tutorial: Pretty Receipt Paper Streamers

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Now get to decorating! ENJOY :)

DIY Tutorial: Pretty Receipt Paper Streamers

 

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9Comments

1
Windy City Novelties SAYS:

I love the drink dispenser and the varied textured streamers in the background. That is a very creative way to make them!

Reply April 17, 2012 at 10:06 am

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Natalie {Miss Social} SAYS:

Looks great, but could be very time consuming! Was it? Maybe all good things come that way :) Beautiful photos.

Reply April 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm

Anastasia SAYS:

Actually it wasn’t! If you do 3 rolls at a time it goes by very quick!

April 17, 2012 at 4:04 pm

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Susan SAYS:

I absolutely LOVE this idea and will definitely be using it in the future. Thank you so much for sharing!!

Reply April 18, 2012 at 5:12 am

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lisa SAYS:

This is fantastic!!!

Reply April 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

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Jessica SAYS:

Beautiful! Except for the whole BPA issue. Yikes.

Reply April 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Anastasia SAYS:

BPA???

April 19, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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gracetocq SAYS:

BPA is only in thermal receipt rolls, if you just use normal paper receipt rolls this is fine and there is no health risk!

Reply April 24, 2012 at 6:47 am

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Victoria SAYS:

How did you hang them up

Reply August 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

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