DIY: Simple & Sweet Paper Garland!

Happy Monday, PN Readers! It’s Kim, your crafty party girl here bringing you an easy and fun DIY project! I recently designed a dessert table for Project Nursery’s booth at Jayneoni Moore’s She Having a Baby event. The event was quite a success and attendees loved our dessert table presentation! While I was preparing the paper goods for the table, I started searching for a new idea for a banner or garland to spruce up the front of the table. I came across some photos of a paper circle garland that I fell in love with! (I can’t find the source now!)

The garland photos that I came across used regular circles in various sizes, and I decided to try both 2″ circles as well as 2″ scallop circles.  I think the scallop circles version turned out darling, using my favorite 2″ scallop circle punch!  This paper garland is super easy to make and would be perfect for your next party or even as a room decorating accent!

Step One: Punch circles (6 per ball) from patterned or solid scrapbook paper or cardstock. Step Two: Fold each circle in half, with the pretty side folded in. Step Three: Use double-stick tape to adhere each half circle back to the next, with the exception of connecting the last two halves.

Step Four: On one of the last halves, make a strip of double-stick tape down the inner edge to stick the ribbon on. This way, your balls will be attached to the ribbon, and won’t move. Be sure to measure the distance between each ball when attaching to the ribbon (I spaced them 6″ apart). Step Five: Use the double-stick tape to close the two remaining halves to form the ball. Repeat steps until desired length of garland is reached!

There you have it, easy as can be! You’ll now be making garlands for every holiday and party that comes your way! Let us know if you give it a try! We would love to see what you create!


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    Kim, so cute! I would love to see how the circle garlands turned out — cute as well? (I ask b/c that’s the only 2″ punch I own!) Thanks for the tutorial.

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    That is so pretty! I love all the patterns that you can put in one scallop cluster. Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking.

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    Loved this idea and just used it for a baby shower we did this week. I actually cut the scallop circles from my cricut (what a time saver!) and then had my kids fold the flowers! We used a glue gun and glue stick instead of sticky tape (faster I think) and my friends 9 year old even helped us with this step. We took it one step further though and added a tie of tulle inbetween each ball. SUPER cute! I love the idea of using as a room accent…might have to do that for my boys room but in stars!
    I’ll be linking to your post on my blog with pictures today.
    Thanks for the great idea and tutorial!

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