Christmas paper bauble garland

An updated version of the paper chain, this 3D bauble-like garland can be made from wrapping paper leftovers, newspaper, music paper, recycled Christmas cards; anything!

You’ll need:

  • Paper
  • String
  • Glue
  • A circle punch, from Spotlight or you local craft shop (you could cut the circles yourself but this allows precise circles every time for a neater bauble)

1. Materials needed 2. Cut circles of paper 3. Fold with pattern on the inside 4. Glue the back of circle halves 5. Stick circles together 6. Continue until four circles are glued together.

Step one

Punch a whole bunch of circles from the paper.

Step two

Fold each piece in half with the pattern on the inside.

Step three

Glue the outside of the folded piece (the “wrong” side), leaving a couple of millimeters from the fold bare of glue.

Step four

Stick to the wrong side of another folded circle to create a “T” shape when open. Repeat with the other sides until you’ve used four pieces and formed a bauble. Try two different patterns in the one bauble, or a single pattern for each bauble and alternate when threading together.

Step five

Use a thick mattress needle to thread the string through the centre of each bauble (there should be a gap right in the middle that wasn’t glued). We mixed our baubles up with small beads.

Step six

Hang and admire!

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