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
- Fold each circle in half. If you have a bone folder, that will be useful for make clean folds.
- 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.
- 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.
- Glue the third circle over the open circle halves and string.
- 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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