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DIY Big Fringe Garland



I’ve been eyeing off this Big Fringe Garland from one of my favourite bloggers Oh Happy Day for a while now.

We tried it.

Loved it.

And the best bit…

It’s super easy to make.


It was the perfect backdrop for our recent Soccer themed party.


How to make a Big Fringe Garland

You will need:

5 x crepe paper (I used white and black, each one makes 2 strips)


String for hanging

Tape, to secure if you are outside


How to make:

1. Cut the crepe paper in half.

2. Then unravel the piece and stretch with your hands.

3. Fold over 4 times.

4. The cut each side with scissors (see pics below).

5. Then unravel and hang across string, we secured with tape as we were at an outdoor venue.





The menu

Jelly Cups

Watermelon Pops

Soccer Ball Cupcakes

Cheese Ball Cones

Soccer Chocolate Bars

Platters of calamari, nuggets, pizzas and chips

Soccer Ball Cake

Soccer Ball Party Favours

DIY Soccer Ball Party Poppers


Here’s a couple of pics from the big day.



We chose to have the party at our new local.

Yamba Shores Tavern,

What a fabulous spot for a party!

Renee and Tiffany were fabulous and organising was a breeze, we bought a few items and they supplied the platters of food.

The kids agreed the food was great and had a ball in the playground.


The bonus…no clean up was required of our house before or after, love it!


The activities

Face painting by the fabulous Kate from Fun2play

Kate was the master of Zombies, blood splatters and shark faces for the day, and there were a few beautiful butterflies too. She had a system where the kids had bands and after each one was painted they found the next person to paint, so they could keep playing and not have a line up. Clever girl!

Oh and talented too, check out the little guy below.

Draw on the table

We added white paper ontop of our black plastic table cloths and placed pens on the table so the kids could draw or write if they wanted to.

Play in the playground

(The kids spent most of the time here, it’s the best playground.)


We tied colour themed balloons on the backs of chairs, everyone loves a balloon!



Thanks for all my fabulous helpers,

I couldn’t have done it without you.

Miss T for helping setup and decreasing stress, (lifesaver!)

Dot for the best cupcakes.

I love how she made them with no wrappers, less mess to clean up!

Our new, old friends (I,B,B,S) who were just there, supporting us, thanks guys.

Oh and the new mums who made us feel like we were right at home and part of the family.

(right down to the surprise selfies on my phone, priceless!)

I knew we were going to like it here in Yamba.



Thanks to Oh Happy Day for a fab idea. I adore all your party ideas.


Big Fringe Garlands rock, we’ll be making them again.


Do you have a thing for garlands at parties?

Ever had a kid’s party at your local?



Have a great weekend guys,


Live with Love,



PS: On the house front we may be ok’d at council mid next week, super exciting!

Sanding, still going… (when will it end?)

The big guy cracked a job today, happy days!

My Concrete Mozzie Coil holders… we’re making more of these, so many people loved them, keep an eye out.

Love ya mum x


NB: This is not a sponsored post, just passing on my reviews from fabulous suppliers.

Linking up with With Some Grace Life Love and Hiccups, Maxabella Loves






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13 responses to “DIY Big Fringe Garland”

  1. Ah, the Yamba Tavern is such a great spot! We loved it when we were in Yamba and the party looks awesome! Hope Kirby had a ball!

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks lovely lady, we watched the sunset from there this evening. Party was a huge success, all the kids loved it. Me included, have a great weekend. x

  2. Grace says:

    Oh, my gosh! That is soooo awesome! I’m taking down notes in preparation for the twinions’ birthday next year!

    • Sarah says:

      Yep I am such a fan of Pinterest for that reason, all those fab ideas, this was one of those pins I’ve pinned ages ago and now we’ve tried it, will be doing it again, it was super easy to do. Thanks for dropping by Grace. x

  3. That looks like one majorly awesome birthday party hun – dang you nailed it and I love the garland too! xx
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    • Sarah says:

      I must say we had a ball, me included, the garland was super easy to make and hang up, just drop over the string and secure with tape.

  4. Maxabella says:

    Such a fun party, Sarah. I love the tassled crepey garlandy thingies. x

    • Sarah says:

      I thought they would take ages, but they were really quick, the trick is to fold up small as the scissors cut better through a few layers of crepe paper. Thanks Bron. x

  5. So simple and so effective. I love the doodle table runner too. Zoe xx

  6. Bele @ BlahBlah says:

    Best looking football party I’ve ever seen. I’m so glad they had a good time x

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  8. Oh that’s a fab idea for decorations, I love this Sarah! The tavern is a great spot, that kids playground is of the best. Great for parents too – I hope you enjoyed a cheeky wine at sunset here once it was all over with!

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Ashlea, it was super easy to make and put up, we had a fabulous time at the Tavern, it’s one of our favourite places and perfect for the kids too. Yep, a cheeky wine was had at the end of the day after all the kids left. x

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