A runner made with crepe paper is a terrific low-cost decoration for square or rectangular tables; all it takes are two pieces in coordinating hues and a pinch of effort. You'll need crepe paper on rolls, since they don't have fold lines; we used ones 20 inches wide.

Charles Schiller
  1. Cut both pieces to desired length, letting them drape over table's sides, if you like; for the piece that will be the top layer, trim one inch from width.
  2. Create ruffles on long sides of each piece: Pinch paper between thumbs and index fingers and pull paper outward, stretching it about an inch.
  3. Repeat to finish both sides. Place runner on table, centering top layer on bottom one.
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Comments (11)

Anonymous
January 21, 2010
doesn't crepe paper run if it gets wet?
Anonymous
April 19, 2009
Crepe paper is crinkled and that's the beauty-you don't get the wrinkles out. Find crepe paper at artist supply stores and some craft stores carry it as well.
Anonymous
March 12, 2009
how do you get the wrinkles out of the crepe paper?
Anonymous
March 12, 2009
how do you get the wrinkles out of the crepe paper?
Anonymous
March 12, 2009
how do you get the wrinkles out of the crepe paper?
Anonymous
March 12, 2009
how do you get the wrinkles out of the crepe paper?
Anonymous
March 2, 2009
I think this was the site that they used: http://www.blumchen.com/craft_shop_crepe_fancy_paper.html
Anonymous
March 2, 2009
I think this was the site that they used: http://www.blumchen.com/craft_shop_crepe_fancy_paper.html
Anonymous
December 25, 2008
I can only find pink and blue crepe paper at target.com. anyone know another provider?
Anonymous
October 25, 2008
Target.com has rolls for $35
Anonymous
July 25, 2008
Where does one find 20" crepe paper!!??? Looked everywhere ....