Dress up your walls for a colorful Fourth of July party with this pleated fan DIY


Create your own party decorations for a look that’s more unique than store-bought options. Courtesy of Lisa Milestone of Pippa & Co., this DIY craft project will impress your guests for your Fourth of July party or any celebration year-round. Start by making 1-inch accordion folds lengthwise on a large sheet of tissue paper, folding it in half along the marks. If you want to personalize your design, you can add decorative edging by cutting into the tissue. In order to adhere the center, space out dots of glue evenly along the tissue paper before folding it in half once more. Use tape to connect the multiple pieces in the center—as shown, Lisa used two sheets of paper to create two pleated fans—and spread open. The finished look is so fun and festive and will look great hung on a wall, draped on a mantel, or hanging off the edge of a party buffet table.