Contemporary Christmas Tree Garland Made with Scrapbooking Paper

Adorn the Christmas tree in this graphic garland made with cording and scrapbooking supplies.


What You Need:

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  • Scissors and ruler (optional)
  • 2-inch circle paper punch (optional)
  • Square paper punch in 2-inch and 5/8-inch sizes (optional)
  • Pink and blue pastel muted scrapbook paper
  • Brushed gold scrapbook paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • 18 kt gold leafing pen, such as Krylon
  • 1/8-inch hole punch
  • Gold scrapbook eyelets
  • Eyelet setter and hammer
  • Gold polyester cording
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • Gold hoop earring wires
  • Gold 6 mm beads
  • Long-nose pliers

How to Make It:

  1. Cut or punch out 2-inch circles and squares from pastel scrapbook paper. Cut or punch out 5/8-inch squares from gold scrapbook paper.
  2. Adhere pairs of large squares and circles together back-to-back using double-sided tape. Adhere small gold squares to the fronts (and backs if desired) of each large square and circle using double-sided tape.
  3. Edge each large square and circle with leafing pen. Punch a hole in the top of each square and circle. On a protected surface, add an eyelet with an eyelet setter and hammer.
  4. Space out small loops in gold cording approximately 2 inches apart, and hot-glue them in place. Attach the large squares and circles to the cording loops using the gold hoop earring wires. Add a gold bead to each wire. Bend the tip of the straight end of each hoop earring up 1/16 inch using long-nose pliers. This will allow it to catch and fasten in the other end of the earring wire.
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