Halloween Paper Garland

I have fallen in love with paper garlands.

I can’t really put my finger on why I love them but I do. They are so festive yet unobtrusive. They are happy and fun. And as an added bonus, they are so simple to make. Oh, and the options are endless. I want one in every color scheme and I want to hang them everywhere I can.

You need one for your home. You really do. And this is how you do it.

Pick your colors and type of paper. For our Halloween garland, I used seven pieces of 12×12 inch cardstock though non-cardstock paper works too. I picked varying hues of orange and black, a couple with metallic finishes and a few with polka dots.

I used my Cricut machine to cut out two sizes of circles: 2 inch and 1 1/2 inch diameter. The seven sheets of cardstock made enough circles to make a long, long, long garland. No Cricut? There are circle punches too, available online and in craft stores.

Once the circles are cut, fire up the sewing machine. With a running stitch, sew them all together, one after another. You can leave a gap between each one or not. I used a denim needle for the extra strength. I’m not sure it’s necessary but with the cardstock, I felt like I should.

For more fun, you can make a stack of three circles and add that in. When the garland is finished, fold the circles on the stitching line and it makes a little ball.

Then hang them up.

Lay underneath them and stare. It’s very calming.

It will give you time to think what colors to use in your next garland. :)

Take care.

About Amy Christie

Amy is a wife, mother of two and a maker. Making is her thing whether it is food, DIYs or photos of her children. Follow Amy on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Twitter, and through her once-a-month newsletter to keep up with the latest from this heart of mine.

6 thoughts on “Halloween Paper Garland

  1. Would love to try this but I’m curious…. What do the ends look like??? How are you making sure its not unraveling???

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