Are you looking for a simple, kid friendly craft that will add some fun to your holiday decor? Look no further – with only a few supplies, you can make a pretty and festive paper garland in no time. Grab some holiday themed scrapbook paper and a few embossing folders, and you can make tons of fabulous paper decor pieces! Each individual paper garland will be unique and you can mix and match whatever paper and patterns you’d like to coordinate to fit your style.
Step 1: Choose your paper. I used a few different stacks of Core’dinations cardstock, including glitter paper and standard colored paper in reds and greens. I combined that with a heavy white cardstock and simple brown lunch sacks. Oh yes, lunch sacks make great paper to emboss for decor!
Step 2: Cut paper to your desired size and shape. Emboss the main layers of your paper garland banner pieces.
Step 3: Create layers of paper to add more interest and flare to your decor. Glue detail shapes to the banners – I used a simple tree shape.
Step 4: Punch holes in the top corners of each banner piece. If you are layering paper, make sure to punch holes in all the layers at once, if you can.
You can create a variety of looks and decorate in so many different ways with paper. You can reuse the embossing folders and use them with all kinds of papers. Coordinate paper patterns with the embossing pattern designs to make looks you’ll love to decorate with!
I hope you’ll try this fun festive paper garland idea and jazz up your space!
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Jen Goode is the owner and “doodler in charge,” a Denver based art and design studio. She has been a creative professional since 1996, developing art for a variety of uses in an array of mediums from handmade crafts to Graphic design and illustration. Jen, a designer member of CHA, is a tech savvy, work-at-home mom of 3 who shares her creative inspirations with other moms through her site Projects for Preschoolers and as a featured contributor on various sites throughout the web. Jen’s motto is “Inspiring Smiles Every Day.”