Objects old, vintage, hand made or upcyled, and old techniques with a modern twist

paper-garland

Instead of a ‘Monday Mood Board’ post this week, I have a Monday project instead. The project has been inspired by the lovely bright flower blossoms featured in my post on May 18th, and uses the tissue paper circles that I made for the Mood Board post on May 11th.

The paper garland is super easy to make, and very quick- it is also a good way to use up small scraps of paper, or to upcycle used wrapping paper!

Tissue-paper

MATERIALS:

  • Coloured tissue paper
  • Thread
  • Glue (I used a glue roller so that the tissue paper didn’t get soggy)
  • A circular hole/craft punch (mine cuts out circles 1.5cm in diameter, and with a scalloped edge)

circular-paper-punch

First, cut out some paper circles- you need twice as many circles as counted on the garland, as the circles are stuck together in pairs.

Tissue-paper-garland

Lay out a length of thread and glue the circles together in pairs (one on top of the other), sandwiching (and therefore securing) the thread between them.

paper-circles-garland

Keep going until the garland is as long as you like, or until all of your circles have been used up: et voila, one finished garland!

Confetti-garland

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