Crepe paper has been used for crafting for over a century. It is made from tissue paper that has added sizing for strength. It has then been creped (crinkled) for that wonderful texture. The tighter the grain, the stiffer the paper and the better it is to use in your crafting and decorating, as it will retain its shape as you form your projects. You might even wet it to take on the shapes!
Crepe paper is still produced today in the USA and in Germany and China. But we, as SilverCrow, of course, love the old stuff. The old papers have slightly faded and that type of patina only comes with age. Of course you can fake it with light and water, but the real aging process is the best. And, of all the crepes, of course, Dennison is the best. We're happy to offer you this wonderful Dennison crepe paper in its original packaging for you to complete your old-timey craft and party projects.
Whether you are making costumes, decorating tables, or making party favors or ornaments, you'll love the older papers. Use them in the same manner that you might use the new papers, but you'll know that your components are authentic.
This maroon crepe sheet fold measures 20 inches wide by 7-1/2 feet long and is in its original paper sleeve, which dates it to around the 1940s or 1950s.
The sleeve claims that this is "flameproof," however that term was used loosely. And, because this is vintage, please be even more careful with it. Underwriters Laboratories later devised a standard to indicated if items were truly fire resistant versus fireproof.
The label also indicates the original price of 19¢ per package. The paper is in fine condition for its age, with a little foxing on the edges. The back of the label is a form for ordering idea pamphlets for only 50¢ each. Unfortunately, these are no longer available as the Dennison Company no longer makes such wondrous products as they did way back when.