How to Measure Materials for Decorating Your Prom

Prom Decorations Streamers made of a variety of materials — along with our light, airy gossamer — are the most popular materials for covering walls and ceilings at parties or dances. Streamers come in two widths – the traditional 2″ for smaller party rooms – 40′ by 40′ – and 4″ for larger ballrooms and gymnasiums – 100′ by 100′. Most of the rolls are 500′ long.

40′ by 40′ Room Example

For a room 40′ by 40′, with 2″ streamers spaced 6″ apart where they meet the walls – which is an average spacing – you will need eighteen 500′ rolls of material (Order several extra rolls to take care of mistakes if they happen. You can always return unopened rolls.)

If the walls in the 40′ by 40′ room were 8′ high, and they were covered top-to-bottom with 2″ streamers spaced 6″ apart, seven 500′ rolls will be required.

If 4″ wide streamers were used, sixteen rolls will decorate the ceiling and 6 will decorate the walls. The spacing between the streamers would be 6″.

100′ by 100′ Room Example

To make the same tent-like ceiling for a large ballroom or a gymnasium 100′ by 100′, with 4″ streamers spaced 12″ apart at the walls, you will need twenty-six 500′ rolls.

If the walls in the 100′ by 100′ room were 8′ high, and they were covered top-to-bottom with 4″ streamers spaced 12″ apart, you will need ten 500′ rolls.

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