tissue paper wreath

Birthdays can be expensive.  Finding cheap birthday decorations that are cute can often be challenging.  Every year I make my kids paper bag piñatas for their birthdays.  Using a similar technique, and preparing for my daughter’s 4th birthday party next week, I created a wreath made out of the dollar store streamers and a STYROFOAM™ Brand Wreath.  The perfect part about this wreath is that you can remove the steamers after the party and use your wreath form again. Can you guess the theme of my daughter’s party by the colors of the wreath?  Bonus points for the those that are right.



2 colors of paper streamers

12” STYROFOAM™ Brand Wreath

Long pins with a head on it

hot glue gun

sewing machine and thread

1.  This is painfully easy if you can sew a straight line with your sewing machine.  Take one roll of your paper streamers and run it through your sewing machine on the longest and widest stitch on one of the edges of the streamer.  Run the entire roll through your machine.


2.  Repeat with the second color.

3.  Pin or hot glue one streamer edge onto the back of your wreath.  Pin or hot glue the other ruffled streamer spaced evenly apart from the first one.


4.  Try your hardest to keep the two colors of ruffled streamers apart from each other so you don’t get a tangled mess on your hands.  Then just alternate colors wrapping the ruffled streamers around the wreath being careful not to twist them.


5.  Pin the ends to the back of the wreath. To add a little more depth create some tissue paper ruffle roses with the extra ruffled streamers.  You can see the process on the ruffle flowers here.


6.  Stick a head pin through the rose and into the side of the Styrofoam wreath.


7.  Use some paper streamers to hang it from your door.


Save the extra ruffled streamers to make a cheap and easy piñata.  Stay tuned for more 4 year old girl birthday décor soon.

Do you want to see all the wreaths I have made for the STYROFOAM™ Brand campaign this year?


Source: Land of Nod Felt Circle Wreath, 5 Minute Christmas Wreath, Ruffled Streamer Wreath, Back to School Wreath, Spider Infested Halloween Wreath, Racing Flags Wreath

For more wreath inspiration check out our Amazing Wreath Pinboard.


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  1. Aww, this is so sweet, Beckie! A very happy birthday to your sweetie! (And bonus, you can keep up this wreath through Valentine’s Day.)

  2. Beckie it’s perfect for the Copacabana! Love all those ruffles and I never knew the streamers would hold up in the sewing machine. Great idea, the color possibilities are endless!

  3. Good point Sharon I didn’t think about the fact that it work the entire month of February too. Bonus. We are throwing her a Tangled birthday party. See you in a couple of days.

  4. This is SO pretty! Until I saw your sewing machine was involved, I thought this was made of coffee filters, which is a wreath project I have done a few times, and really enjoy. I was wondering how you made flowers out of the coffee filters! lol
    Thanks for sharing-with wreaths like this, the possibilities of color variations is nearly endless! These can be made to fit any decor!
    Have a great weekend!

  5. This looks so pretty and I agree with Sharon that you should use as a part of your Valentine decor. Running the streamers through your sewing machine to make a ruffle is a great idea. I’m pinning this to remember for future projects.

  6. Thank you for the pin Paula. I love running streamers through my sewing machine. A little ruffle just makes the party doesn’t it? {WINK!}

  7. ? every wrap you attach are you cutting it? or leaving it intact? or wrapping it around the back of the wreath? Thanks in advance….L

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