Use Heavy Italian Crepe Paper Like Fabric

When we saw these curiously chic oversized streamers, we thought: what a lovely design element, not realizing they were party decorations. They are so UNLIKE any crepe paper we’ve seen before. The secret is extra wide Italian crepe paper, a whole other order of magnitude than the vin ordinaire stuff. It looks more like fabric.

Italian firm Carte Fini makes rolls in a spectacular array of colors, including Metallised GOLD, used in the room above…

gold crepe paper

Dig this 20′ x 10′ Copper Crepe paper roll, .

copper crepe paper

Among many subtle, saturated colors, including ombres, metallics and neutrals like black, grey and white. We love Poppy Red:

poppy red crepe paper

The rolls are big enough to be table runners or wrapping paper…

crepe garland birthday party

Fringed streamers are easy to make. We found a great tutorial at OH HAPPY DAY but you pretty much get the gist looking at these images.

crepe garland tutorial

Lots of possibilities…

crepe paper garland 2

Wonder how crepe paper would work to fashion a paper room along these lines?…

 Takeshi Asano and Shizuka Takahashi.

Takeshi Asano and Shizuka Takahashi.

via 100 Layer Cake-let and Oh Happy Day

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