Hanging Neon Party DecorJune 9, 2011 6:09 am Crafts, Green Crafting, Holidays, Home Decor, Kid's Crafts, Mod Podge, Scrapbooking, Techniques and Mediums
By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.
I absolutely love bright color party decorations – they always seem to fill the room with even more energy. I usually like to make them myself so I can customize them and it’s typically a lot cheaper than buying them.
I found some extra neon paper and took the opportunity to make some large, bright decorations that I can use for an upcoming party. They definitely brighten up the room.
What you’ll need:
Step 1: Choose four different color neon papers and with the short side facing you, fold each one as if you were making a paper fan. Each fold should be slightly less than an inch wide.
Step 2. Take each folded paper, pinch it in the middle and fold it in half so you create a smaller version of a fan; use the Mod Podge to adhere both halves together. To give it enough time to dry correctly, place each one under a heavy book.
Step 3. When all four are finished, glue them together side-by-side, then while they’re folded (similar to a flattened accordion), put it under the heavy book for an hour so it can dry properly.
Step 4. After it dries, slowly open it up and pull either end toward each other until they come together and the four fans form a circle. Paperclip it closed in the back. This gives you the ability to fold it back up after you’re done using it so it stores without getting ruined or taking up too much space.
Step 5. Adhere a white scalloped edge circle over the center where the four points of the fans meet. Attach an embellishment on top of it.
Step 6. Cut a long piece of wide ribbon and glue both ends on either side of one of the folds on the back – choose any fold except for the main one so you can still close the decoration up to put it away without having to remove the ribbon.