How to make Circle Paper Garland

November 16, 2016

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It’s time for another 12 Months of DIY Challenge! This month we’re working with paper. Yep, the most simplistic tool in a crafter’s arsenol — paper. Paper is full of possibility and purpose. It can become just about anything. I’m taking it down a Christmasy, home decor, road with sewn circle paper garland. Show us your Paper craft using the hashtag #12MonthsofDIY on Instagram and you could be our winner winner chicken dinner!

How to make circle paper garland with regular card stock paper and a circle punch. Sew together to create custom party, and holiday home decor. An easy and inexpensive festive touch for any gathering.

First you gotta make yourself some circles. Lots and lots of paper circles.  (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures). 

How to make circle paper garland with regular card stock paper and a circle punch. Sew together to create custom party, and holiday home decor. An easy and inexpensive festive touch for any gathering.

I cut my perfect little circles with my Cricut Die-cutter. But, you can find a nice big hole punch, and achieve the exact same result without any fancy gadget. I chose a few shades of pink to create an ombre look. And, I threw in a few ivory-golden pieces for some sparkle, and to keep things from looking flat.

How to make circle paper garland with regular card stock paper and a circle punch. Sew together to create custom party, and holiday home decor. An easy and inexpensive festive touch for any gathering.

I kept all my circles in piles, arranged in the order I would like to attach them together, to get that ombre effect, and started sewing away. Sew down the center of your first circle, then grab your next circle, place it in front of your presser foot, and sew it immediately after the first. Keep going until you have a string of circles to your desired length. I used a small stitch with high tension on my sewing machine.

How to make circle paper garland with regular card stock paper and a circle punch. Sew together to create custom party, and holiday home decor. An easy and inexpensive festive touch for any gathering.

Make as many strings of circle garland as you need. My window arrangement took about 15 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ sized cardstock paper. I attached everything to my window moulding using these great reusable Scotch brand tabs. I even added a couple strings of decorative string lights, held with a finishing nail, and attached the battery packs to the underside of my window-sill using four Scotch tabs.

How to make circle paper garland with regular card stock paper and a circle punch. Sew together to create custom party, and holiday home decor. An easy and inexpensive festive touch for any gathering.

Supplies for Circle Paper Garland:

How to make circle paper garland with regular card stock paper and a circle punch. Sew together to create custom party, and holiday home decor. An easy and inexpensive festive touch for any gathering.

Once you have it all hung, just sit back and enjoy. Paper garland on it’s own, is just inherently festive. You put it against some other holiday treats, like a flocked Christmas tree, and you have your holiday-decorating beat.

How to make circle paper garland with regular card stock paper and a circle punch. Sew together to create custom party, and holiday home decor. An easy and inexpensive festive touch for any gathering.

I also love this for birthday parties. In fact, when my daugther saw me hanging my paper garland, she asked me excitedly, “Is this for my birthday party?!” And, truthfully, it is! Come December when her birthday rolls around, you better believe this paper garland will be pulling double-duty as some fun birthday party decor.

How to make circle paper garland with regular card stock paper and a circle punch. Sew together to create custom party, and holiday home decor. An easy and inexpensive festive touch for any gathering.

The string lights add that holiday touch. I love anything that adds a little sparkle come nighttime, especially around the holidays.

How to make circle paper garland with regular card stock paper and a circle punch. Sew together to create custom party, and holiday home decor. An easy and inexpensive festive touch for any gathering.

Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY PAPER project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.

How to make circle paper garland with regular card stock paper and a circle punch. Sew together to create custom party, and holiday home decor. An easy and inexpensive festive touch for any gathering.

From the top left, they are:

Free Love Peace Joy Christmas Printable from Sustain My Craft Habit

Silver Leaf Paper Trees for Christmas Tabletop Decor from The DIY Mommy

Rustic Gift Wrap Ideas from Love Create Celebrate

Book Page Feather Garland from Life Is A Party

Deconstructed Plaid Wrapping Paper from PMQ for Two

Make 3D Paper Flower Christmas Wreaths from Time With Thea

How to Make a Paper Garland from Fresh Crush

Quilled Paper Snowflake from Lifeovereasy

Funny Printable Gift Tags from Brooklyn Berry Designs

DIY Linocut Print Kraft Paper Christmas Gift Wrap from Woman In Real Life

DIY Chalkboard Paper Christmas Art from Vin’yet Etc.

DIY Floral & Paper Decoupage Girl Power Mirror from Heather in Heels

14 thoughts on “How to make Circle Paper Garland

  1. Thea

    I love, Love, LOVE this idea! Your instructions made making a circle paper garland are so doable. There are so many possibilities! The colours, where to hang it, and for all kinds of occasions. Adding the lights really made the difference! Well done!

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  3. Heather

    such prettiness! what girl wouldn’t want this at her party?! so fabulous….also, I never ever would have thought to sew, but that makes so ‘sew’ much more sense!:)

    Reply
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  5. ariel

    What a beautiful garland!!!! I almost purchased one, but I guess I can make my own now :) Kick-ass use of paper my friend!
    Also, what a cool hand-rail!

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