web stats

Make a Crepe Paper Ruffle Wreath & Party Vignette!! (tutorial)

Happy Friday my friends!!

Can you believe it’s Friday?? Where did this week go?? Two of my kids have birthdays coming up this week — and they are big ones. So I thought it might be fun to change out my little Beadboard Nook from Valentine’s:

To a Birthday Vignette:

And I have been working all week on an extra special surprise. But I can’t let the cat out of the bag just yet. Just in case they are reading my blog. But I have something extra special in the works. I am so excited to share it with you next week!!!

For the main part of the vignette I made a little wreath out of crepe paper and cardboard.

It’s kind of ruffly and fun!!


Here’s what I did:

I got the idea for this wreath from the Fiskars website. There weren’t many directions, so I made up my own on some my own.

  • I cut out a wreath form out of cardboard. the inside is 12 inches and the outside is 16 inches.
  • Then I cut 12 lengths of crepe paper in each of the 5 colors. I measured the outside of the wreath circumference and added 50%.
  • Once the lengths were cut, I sewed them down the middle.
  • Then I folded them in half.
  • After that I used pinking shears (bought mine from Hobby Lobby for $12) and cut the top straight edge off so it would be ruffly.
  • Then I cut the crepe paper lengths half way through in 1 inch intervals through the entire length, making sure not to cut all the way through.
  • The next thing was to glue the strips onto the wreath form. I glued one color to the inside and another to the outside. Then I added more lengths until the whole thing was filled in. There were two circles in each color.
  • Once they were glued in, I ruffled the colors.
  • And then I added some 3M Poster Strips to the back and hung it up!

A couple other things I did to make the Party Vignette were:

I made some Crepe Paper Poufs.

I filled the glass containers with left-over crepe paper.

I made a Glittery Pennant Banner.

I made mini-poufs and glued them onto some striped straws.

I cut out some sparkly letters and taped them onto a polka dotted plate.

I cut some crepe paper strips and taped them on the beadboard back, twisting them for a festive effect.

The thing I love about crepe paper is it’s so colorful AND so cheap. It’s a great way to decorate for very little $$$.

More fun party details coming up. I can’t wait to share!!

In the meantime, it’s FRIDAY!!!

My favorite day of the week. I hope you can stop in for the Weekend Wrap Up Party tonight. And I am excited to say there is a really fun home decor giveaway this week. You are going to love it!!! The party starts at 6 pm MST. I can’t wait to see YOUR Great Ideas!!!

Happy Friday!!!



  1. Although your tutorial is great, what I really want to know is what the red print on your pillow is called? (and on the turquois plate). I love that style, but I don’t know where to begin because I don’t know what it’s called. Can you email me back?!!

  2. Awesome! Thanks for the tutorial. I’m so going to get supplies this week and make a St. Patrick’s Day version!

  3. Super cute!!! Will have to do this for sure!!!

  4. OK, so I know the post was about the wreath, but I LOVE your little vignette with the plate and the number! So easy and so festive!

  5. I’ve been making lots of the ruffled crepe paper streamers and loving it too. Crepe paper is awesome!! LOVE your creativeness already and it sounds like we haven’t even seen the best of it yet! hmmm….. exciting. :)

  6. This makes me so excited for spring/summer. The colors are so happy!

  7. Love all of the bright colors! It reminds me so much of spring and makes me wish that it was spring right now! Looks totall cute!

  8. What a cute little celebration space! Happy celebrating Jen!


  9. Love the colors! So bright and cheery!
    Songbirds and Buttons

  10. I love it, love the colors, love it all…I will have to do this for one of my girl’s birthdays! Thanks for the inspire!

  11. Happy Birthday to your kids! A 16 yr old, wow, I’m scared for that :) My oldest just turned 13 & he’s the girl I never had LOL Nook looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing!!

  12. This is so precious. What a great way to make it special for their upcoming big days!! I wish I had a nook space in my house, i’m so jealous of your cute little space! Adorable!!

  13. So festive and bright!

  14. How bright and fun this is!?! Excited to hear about the birthday surprises! Bet they’ll be awesome!

  15. I love the colors in the wreath and everywhere else! So pretty:) I bet your kids feel SO special!!

  16. So super cute! How great to have a space like that to do super fun things, somehow I missed the Valentine display and that is just as cute!

  17. Emily Clark says:

    did you also pink the edges of the crepe paper before you cut the slits into the sizes? It’s hard to tell from the picture, but the edges look kind ok pinked?

    • Emily!!

      Thanks so much for your comment. I totally spaced that step in the directions. I have the picture, but forgot to add the step. Thank you! I added it. Yes, I used pinking shears to cut off the top straight edge of the crepe paper. That’s what makes it ruffly. LOL.

      Have a super weekend!!


  18. What a great way to make this area special for a birthday. I love all the colorful decorations. Thanks for all the great ideas. Happy celebrating!

  19. Jen that wreath is so fun! I love the cute paper flowers on the paper straws too! I’m sure you are going to have some happy birthday kiddos:)

  20. i was just thinking about creating with crepe paper in my head…so strange! I really Love this!!!! and I love little nooks…especially this one!

  21. Tobi Wright says:

    Jen, I love these ideas. I have several rolls of crepe paper left over from past parties! Of course, these would be cute as simple holiday decorations too. I pin so many of your ideas b/c they are too good not to share. Any ideas for left over bright-colored party napkins?

  22. So colorful! I love it. Thanks for the tutorial.

  23. Oh…… my……. GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your nook is MADE FOR PARTIES!!!!!!!!! Fabulous!!!!!!!


  1. […] lovely Tatertots & Jello has a wonderful tutorial this week on making a crepe paper wreath, but I was even more excited to see her space!  I have […]