Hiya, creative friends! I have a really fun spin on crepe paper rolls to share with you! You guys know how much I adore working with crepe paper. It’s inexpensive, and really easy to work with. I discovered last week that you can dye your crepe paper rolls by using alcohol ink! So cool, right? All you need is a few bottles of Tim Holtz alcohol ink mixed with water. Ready to get started with this fun crepe paper DIY??
Crepe paper DIY backdrop supplies:
- 5-6 Rolls White Darice Crepe Paper
- Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink
- Darice Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
- Small Mixing Bowl
- Large Foam Core Board
Using your hot glue gun and glue sticks, start at the bottom of your foam core board and adhere the crepe paper in long pieces. Rotate the colors in a repeating pattern. Continue gluing and adding more rows of crepe paper, working your way towards the top.
Sooo pretty! I just love how the ink bleeding gives it such a lovely watercolor feel.
I had quite a bit of dyed crepe paper leftover, so I made some pretty flowers for my cake topper as well. Told ya I love working with this stuff!
These colors are so perfect for my daughter’s birthday party. She is turning twelve next month, and she is ready for a more sophisticated look, but still loves really bright colors. This would be so fun to do for a summer party too. I think I will make another crepe paper DIY backdrop with red, white, and blue for July 4th!
Let me know if you try this project out! I always love seeing how people create with crepe paper.
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Natalie is a wife and mom to four fabulous children. Well, except the last one. She’s a bit of a stinker. Natalie is a full time crafter, thrifter, blogger, photographer and creator of Natalme.com. She has a studio in her home where she likes to hide from her children and watch Netflix on her iPad. I have done everything from being a power seller on eBay, to selling handmade goods and upcycled furniture at local boutiques and art fairs. In her free time, she volunteers for the Circle of Love Foundation and the Special Needs Youth Athletic Foundation, all in hopes of one day being forgiven for her constant use of profanity.