Craft

Crepe Paper Numbers

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I needed a fast, easy, and wallet-friendly party decoration and the first thing that came to mind was a good old-fashioned crepe paper number. You know, the kind where you cut squares, wrap it around a pencil and glue it on. Back in grade school, we used this technique a lot in art class and I thought these 7s would make the perfect addition to may birthday party table.

First, I created a “7” stencil using my Cricut machine and then I traced it onto two 7s onto medium-weight cardboard.

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Next, I cut little squares out of my crepe paper, about 2 x 2. Then, I wrapped each square around may pencil eraser, pulled it off, placed some hot glue on the point where the eraser was and placed it on my 7. I continued this process, creating layers, until my entire 7 was covered in little crepe paper squares.

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I wanted to mount my 7s on sticks, so I found a dowel in the basement, cut it into smaller pieces using my scissors and glued it to the backs of my 7s.

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This created the perfect accent to my Barbie birthday table! I also created a quick and easy layout with a picture of them in my everyday paper notebook!

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Till next time,

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