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How to Make a 3D Circle Garland

Posted by Especially Paper on

Paper garlands are inexpensive, easy to make, and add a nice splash of color to parties, work areas, and bedrooms. One of my favorite styles is the three-dimensional circle garland. This version is made with three 1.5" circles glued together for each ball. To make a 3 to 4 yard garland with 33 spheres, you'll need A) 99 card stock circles, B) glue, and C) string, baker's twine, or clear fishing line.


How to Make It

  1. Fold each circle in half. If you have a bone folder, that will be useful for make clean folds. 
  2. Glue one half of one circle to half of another circle so that you end up with a Y shape when viewed from the side.
  3. Lay the string along the crease of the open side. Add glue, avoiding the center where the string is so that the sphere will slide once completed.
  4. Glue the third circle over the open circle halves and string.
  5. Now, repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat....


  • Instead of gluing, stack several circles together and use your sewing machine to sew a straight stitch through the stack. Keep sewing for a few inches before sewing through the next stack. Once all the stacks of circles are sewn, fold the circles in half to fan them out from the thread.
  • Glue together four circles instead of two. Your ball will be a cross shape rather than y-shaped. But, you'll need more circles to get the same length of garland.

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