Last year, I drove down to the States and of course, stopped by Anthropologie.
One day I want to make a TON of these streamers for a huge party!
For now, I'm content with working on a MUCH smaller scale. I mentioned earlier that I'm working on decorations for my nephew's small 100 day celebration. The sheep art is done. The only other decor I'm making are a few of these streamers but I'm using felt instead of tissue paper.
I bought six sheets of 8 1/2" x 11" at the dollar store and cut out these circles. You can just eyeball it- they don't need to be perfect. In fact, I think they look better if they aren't perfect.
Now make a slit through the center of the circles using whatever method you find useful. I was in bed watching TV as I was making this so I just used scissors to cut a slit in the center. Make sure the slit isn't too big or else you'll have problems with the next step.
If the slit's big, you're going to need a BIG knot to prevent the yarn/strong from slipping through.
Next, cut your yarn/string to whatever length you need- don't forget you'll need more yarn/string than you think because of all the knots you're going to be making.
I worked from the bottom up so I tied a knot, fed the green circle through, eye balled about 2", tied anther knot and fed the white circle through.
And if you're going to use tissue paper... I figure you'll need hundreds of sheets to get good volume.
You can also vary the distance between the circles or have 3 circles together then a knot, 5 circles, then a knot, etc. - all suggestions I'm going to try the next time!
I'm thinking of hanging these either behind the sheep art or on either side of it. I'll post images of the total look after the party in about 2 weeks!
We're keeping it simple so that's it for decorations. All I have left to do is to make cupcakes! Yummy!