Hello again! It’s Lorene from just Lu. Today’s project is a super easy paper garland — perfect for a birthday party, room decor, a Christmas tree, decorating your mantel — it can go anywhere, everywhere, anytime. So easy I’m not even sure I should call this a tutorial! 🙂
How to Make the Easiest Paper Garland EVER
- thumbnails of images, printed on cardstock (mine are 1.5” squares)
- circle punch
- double-stick tape
- (optional) colored cardstock
Cut out the squares and circles of your printed images, using scissors and the circle punch. I love this punch — it’s easy to see what you’re punching and easy to use without hand fatigue.
Tie a loop at the end of your twine. Decide how long you want your garland to be, and how far apart you want the images to be. Place a piece of double stick tape on one cut image, and another piece running the opposite way on another image or blank piece of carstock, and sandwich them on the twine. Continue doing this until you run out of images and/or reach the desired garland length. You can use colored cardstock between images if you’d like to make the garland longer without printing more images. Once you’ve reached the desired length, cut the twine and tie a loop to make hanging/draping easier.
Stacey - Craft Blogger says
This is a really cool idea! I'm totally doing this with pictures of the family.
Masshole Mommy says
That came out great! I love how it came out.
Kung Phoo says
I am sure my wife and kids would love this idea.. they are the ones who put the tree together every year.
This is a great idea! I love it! So fun and personal.
That is such a nice idea. I am making some of these for my tree.
Heather Jones says
OMG! I totally want to do this with instagram photos!!! You've given me a new idea!! Thank you!
I really love this. Its such a cute and creative idea. I might have to steal this.
Terri | Sugar Free Glow says
Super cute idea—my kids would love to help me make this!
Liz Mays says
There are so many fun possibilities with this! You could do themes and all sorts of fun things.
Cheap Is The *New* Classy says
What a cool idea. I would love to do this with pictures from Instagram.
Mistee Dawn says
What a fun and creative idea. I might have to try that this year.
Katrina Gehman says
i love this idea. it is so cute!!!! i'm going to have to try this.
BonBon Rose Girls Kristin says
What a fun way to personalize your tree that is!
Patranila Jefferson says
Such a cute idea. My ducklings would love it.
Lorene Nance says
Thanks everyone! This would be perfect for Instagram photos! And easy to add a new section every year for the last year's photos, too. Merry Christmas!