How to Make a Sustainable Paper Garland
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How to Make a Sustainable Paper Garland

Difficulty Beginner
Budget < £10
Time < 1 hour

Create your own sustainable no-sew garland with on-trend scandi patterns for the perfect mantlepiece decor! This is a great way to bring beautiful detail to your festive décor while using sustainable materials.

Learn simple illustration techniques to master this fun approach to crafting a personalised Christmas garland!

Project by Becki Clark.

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How to make

Step 1

Gather your cardboard, things like cereal boxes, cardboard delivery boxes, hardback envelopes will work well, just make sure it isn’t too thick to fit in the circle punch.

Step 2

Using the punch create a selection of cardboard circles, you will be gluing them back to back so cut double the amount you’d like along your garland. With your posca pen draw patterns on to the cardboard, think spots, stripes, gingham and stars for ultimate scandi vibes.

Step 3

Now cut your twine to the length of your desired garland and begin gluing the circles together back to back with the thread running through. The great thing about the circle punch is it will give you precise shapes so you’ll have no overlap on each side

Step 4 

Keep equal distance between the circles for a balance garland style, once dry hang from the fireplace, windows or up on the walls.

Your garland is now ready to hang

Sustainable paper garland

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