2 colors of crepe paper streamers
sewing machine (you can do it by hand...but I would find a friend with a sewing machine if I was you!)
To get yourself set up for an easier experience....grab a dowel and put your streamers on it, holding it between your legs. You'll be thankful for this!
Overlap your two streamer ends, making sure you have enough overlap to sew down the middle. They can be as skinny or wide as you like.
I threaded my bobbin with pink thread and used a spool of green, then stitched on the opposite color so the thread would show up! If you want to hide your thread, stitch like colors on each other. Set your stitch length to a longer setting. Mine is set at 4.
And to make your life easier, to instantly ruffle your streamers without having to pull and wrestle with them to get it right...just hold some tension on the thread coming off the spool. This will very evenly ruffle your streamer/fabric or whatever else you're using!
Keep sewing, and sewing, and sewing. Yes this gets a little tedious and long, but it's soooo worth it.
I cut my streamers halfway to make two sets and to make it easier to roll up and store. Just make sure you tie off the ends so the ruffle doesn't come undone!
Roll them up until you're ready to use them!
Hang, admire, and listen to the Oooohs, Ahhhhs, and compliments!
I will post "after" pictures of them hanging at Gray's party. It's just 30 days away now!
If you want to be super colorful...you can always add a third color down the middle of your other two!
Imagine all of the combinations for different holidays too....red and green for Christmas, pastels for Easter, orange and black for Halloween!