Easy Paper Scrap Garland Tutorial

You’ve probably seen photos of them all over the place, Paper Garlands are all the rage right now. They are the perfect touch to add some flair to parties, baby nurseries and even just to your living room. I made this one using scraps of paper and the entire project took under 10 minutes! Quick and easy and I love the outcome!

What you need:

– Scraps of patterned paper

– A paper punch (circle, scalloped circle or starburst works best)

– Sewing Machine & thread


Step 1:

Select which size and shape of punch you want to use and punch the shapes out of your paper. Depending on how long you want to make your garland you will need anywhere from 80-200 shapes. I used about 85 on my garland and it is approximately 6 feet long.


Step 2:

Leaving about 5 -6 inches of thread pulled out, line up your first couple shapes and stitch them down the very center using your sewing machine. Go slow and have your next shape lined up ready to be stitched immediately after and so on. You want to keep your shapes almost touching each other but not overlapping. Continue slowly until all your shapes are stitched together in one long string. Then leave another 6 inches of thread off the opposite end.


Step 3:

Tie a loop in the thread and knot it on either end of the garland.


Now go find somewhere to hang it! 🙂

About Jessica Acs

Originally from Victoria BC, Canada, I'm now living in Chicago IL. I mostly just make mini albums now, and I’m the author of Memory Makers Book: “Outstanding Mini Albums”, 2009. I am a Certified Ranger Educator and I previously taught classes in Vancouver BC, as well as at Scrapbooking Conventions around the USA. I'm also an Exotic Animal Trainer/ Wildlife Educator and with my husband we do educational live animal shows for schools, parties and events. We literally have a small zoo at our home, with over 70 different animals. To add even more excitement to our lives, we recently became new parents when we welcomed our baby girl, Ava, in July 2012. As well as here at Homeketeers, I can be found over on my other 2 sites: www.jessicaacs.com and www.outstandingminialbums.com

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