I set up my first photo booth this past Sunday for my daughter’s 9th birthday party. I spent last week crafting ribbon flowers and planning the cake and putting together speech bubbles and planning the backdrop of the photo booth. I knew there would be crepe paper streamers in hot pink, black and white, but I really wanted to see some zebra print in there. The main decor theme was hot pink and zebra after all.
After a week of crafting and other work, I really just wanted a quick and easy garland that I could hang in between the streamers to give the backdrop that pop of zebra. So out came the zebra print paper and my 2″ scallop craft punch. Can I say how much I love my craft punch? Seriously, everytime I pull this baby out I say to myself “Man I love this punch!” It makes my life that much easier. AND it can be used for sooooo many projects. But I digress.
So, I pulled out the zebra print paper, my beloved craft punch, some white thread and some tape. Tape? Blasphemous! Yes, tape. I wanted quick and easy so I opted for tape. Thanks to the tape, it took me no time at all to put together four garlands.
I simply punched out about 60 scallop circles, and then cut and laid out four lengths of thread. I slipped each circle, back-side facing up, under the thread and used a small piece of tape to secure the thread to the paper circle. Repeat, repeat, repeat until my garland strands were the length I needed for the backdrop. Super easy! Need a pictorial?
It really is just that easy. Thank you tape! Once you’ve made as many strands as you need, just hang where ever you need a touch of colour, or zebra.
Yes, that’s me. Having more fun that I can shake a pinwheel at