Hello, and welcome to another quick DIY Christmas project: the Christmas garland. Because we never change our Christmas decor very much, this year I decided to create a garland in order to spruce up things a bit. But I wanted to keep it as simple and inexpensive as possible, so I'm sharing here what I made, and I also created a pdf pattern in case you want to make something similar.
This garland is very easy to make and will be the perfect addition to your Christmas decor. Besides, each individual piece, though large, can also be used as a gift tag if you want.
- the garland pieces pattern - download here
- Christmas craft papers - which you can buy or print (a quick search on Pinterest will provide you with dozen of free printables)
- a hole punch
- eyelets (optional)
- a piece of ribbon or yarn in a matching color (cut it as long as you want your garland to be, adding a margin on each side for hanging)
All you need to do is print the file, cut the pattern and use it to cut your papers. The garland pieces are rather large, so if you would like them to be smaller, reduce the size when you print the pattern.
Once you have enough shapes cut, punch holes on one of the sides as shown below. If you want, you can use eyelets for a more polished finish:
Thread the shapes through the ribbon or yarn, tying a knot on each individual piece to keep it in place. Because the shapes are large, I spaced mine about 15 cm apart.
And here is the garland, hanging over our nativity: