17 Apr

DIY Tutorial: Pretty Receipt Paper Streamers

receipt paper streamers tutorial

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…

recepit paper streamers with martha stewart craft punch



by Anastasia Turkov

– 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.)

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.

recepit paper streamers tutorial

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.

receipt paper streamers tutorial - step 2

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.

receipt paper streamers tutorial - step 3


Now get to decorating! ENJOY :)

receipt paper ribbon tutorial


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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!

April 17, 2012 at 10:06 am

Natalie {Miss Social} SAYS:

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

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

Susan SAYS:

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

April 18, 2012 at 5:12 am

lisa SAYS:

This is fantastic!!!

April 19, 2012 at 6:38 am

Jessica SAYS:

Beautiful! Except for the whole BPA issue. Yikes.

April 19, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Anastasia SAYS:


April 19, 2012 at 7:43 pm

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!

April 24, 2012 at 6:47 am

Victoria SAYS:

How did you hang them up

August 5, 2013 at 11:50 am

Rebecca Anderson SAYS:

I love this. I was thinking it would be beautiful and easy for my head table, but I am with Victoria, how did you hang them up?!

December 13, 2014 at 7:01 pm
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