Party Decor doesn’t have to be expensive or hard to make. Give these simple DIY Room Dividers a try. It’s made with streamers and a tension rod.
A Simple DIY Party Decor
We hosted a Murder Mystery Party for Rory’s 21st birthday — it was a blast! In preparing for the party, I had to figure out ways for the guests to spy on each other or have secret meetings. We have a long hallway in our house with the bathroom about two-thirds of the way down. So, I decided to create room dividers to break the hallway into sections.
Now, I did not want this to be difficult or costly, but I did want it to be fun and festive and go with the other party decor. And that’s how this idea came to be using crepe paper streamers (in the party colors) and a tension rod.
These room dividers were a huge hit and so much fun to sneak behind for covert meetings or spying for the mystery game. They would also come in handy to block off areas you would rather guest did not go.
Let’s make a Room Divider!
Gather your crepe paper streamers and set them in the color order you desire. I used a barbecue skewer through the center of each streamer roll to make pulling the streamers easier and more manageable.
Figure out how long you want your streamers and cut them. Fold the streamers in half length-wise, but do not crease them.
Hang your tension rod so you can freely work with it. Take the folded end of the streamers and go over the tension rod from the back to the front.
The folded end of the streamers creates a loop. Pull the straight streamers through the loop to the front.
Pull the straight streamers gently until the loop tightens around the tension rod.
Repeat these steps until your tension rod has the fullness you desire.
These crepe paper room dividers were easy to walk through but definitely worked well for creating separate spaces. If you are using the room dividers to block off an area, you can also attach a “Please, keep out,” or “No entry,” banner.
Check out the dessert we served for this party… it was a KILLER CAKE!
Have fun with these DIY Room Dividers at your next party!
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19 thoughts on “Room Dividers – A Simple DIY Party Decor”
Crepe paper room dividers are a clever idea that can work for any party theme/color scheme. I can imagine my kids loving to walk back and forth through these. 🙂 #HomeMattersParty
HA! Yes, they are fun…our cats loved them too. They didn’t shred them, just enjoyed running through them at top speed! 🙂
I love party decor that doesn’t cost a fortune! This would work perfectly as a backdrop behind a party table also. It’s so pretty as a room divider as well. I need to keep this in mind for my next party. Thanks!
It makes an awesome photo booth backdrop too! 🙂
This looks cool! Love the color combination. Maybe there is something more water repellant that could be used as an alternative. Looking forward to your other projects.
What a great idea! Not only a fun backdrop but a great way to divide off part of the house you don’t want guests going too! #HomeMattersParty
I love these! What a great, inexpensive way to make a room more festive. #HomeMattersParty
LOL! I’m laughing because while I like the room dividers you created I think your post feature should have been that awesome cake! I love it! Thanks for sharing everything!
Click through, Jeannee! That cake has a post of its own. It really was wickedly fun…and super tasty too. 🙂
At first, I thought the steamers were strips of fabric pieces. They look great and clever use of tension rod. I had to check whether this tension rod comes in curved shape. #HomeMattersParty.
This looks so lovely!
This is such a great party idea! #HomeMattersParty
That’s such a clever, quick and inexpensive idea AND it looks good – brilliant!