Paper garlands: the simplest

Garlands are a delightful and versatile way to add a touch of whimsy and personality to any room. The best part? They’re surprisingly easy to make!

This webpage will guide you through the process of creating some beautiful and simple paper garlands, perfect for any occasion or décor style.

The Magic of Paper:

The beauty of paper garlands lies in their simplicity. All you need to get started are a few basic craft supplies:

  • Colorful Paper: Choose a variety of colors that complement your décor or theme. Construction paper, scrapbook paper, or even tissue paper can all work wonders!
  • Scissors: A trusty pair of scissors is essential for cutting out your paper shapes.
  • Glue: A glue stick or white school glue will be your friend when assembling your garland.
  • Thread or String: This will be the backbone of your garland, holding all your paper pieces together.

Let’s Get Crafting!

Here are a few easy paper garland ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

  • Classic Chain Garland: Cut out simple shapes like circles, squares, or hearts from your chosen colored paper. Apply a dab of glue to one end of a paper piece and attach it to the next, creating a long chain. Repeat until your desired garland length is reached.
  • Fanciful Fan Garland: Fold accordion-style folds into your paper strips. Pinch the center of the folded strip and glue it together, creating a fan shape. Repeat with multiple paper strips and string them together for a whimsical touch.
  • Fringed Garland: Cut strips of paper and make small snips along one long edge, creating fringes. Glue the unfringed top of each strip to your string, forming a cascading fringe effect.

These are just a few ideas to inspire you! With a little creativity and this basic technique, you can create paper garlands in any shape, size, or color imaginable.

Paper strip garland

Such a beautiful garland is made incredibly quickly and simply. First of all, cut multi-colored strips and lay them in one column for the length of the entire table. Lubricate the thread, preferably thicker, with PVA glue and attach in the center of the strips, pulling the edges down. Let the glue dry, and when you lift it up, you will find the finished multi-colored garland. In order to give it volume, it is enough to twist the thread from either end.

Paper link garland

This is one of the garlands, for the manufacture of which there is no need for a thread. Cut colored strips need to be glued into links.

Paper lantern garland

It is a little more difficult to make such a garland in the form of a flashlight, the cutting instructions for which you can see above. After cutting the sheet into four identical rectangles, fold each of them in half, lengthwise. No need to mark the cuts with a pencil, just make the cuts not completely. All that remains is to glue the rectangle into a cylinder and flatten it.

Paper flag garland

It is also easy to make your own garland of flags. After cutting oblong rectangles, bend them in half and make two cuts on each. You can hang such flags in two ways, using a needle or glue, as simply hung flags will roll towards each other.

Zigzag paper garland

Zigzag is another garland for which there is no need to use a thread. The sheet is cut as shown in the image above and then stretched. Zigzags are glued together to stretch through the room or hang on the window.

To make any simple garland look more attractive, choose bright colored paper.

So unleash your inner crafter and add a touch of paper magic to your space!