Paper Bauble Garland
These fun baubles make a cute garland, but are also pretty as a stand-alone ornament. This is a great activity if you have lots of hands to keep busy, as it expedites the process. I used the 1-inch circle punch for this, but you may use a larger one if you like. This will produce a garland that is about 48 inches long. You may space the baubles however you like—closer together or further apart.
Supplies & Tools:
- Decorative cardstock, assorted prints
- Medium circle punch (1″ diameter)
- Yarn or other thin string
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue
- Doll needle
- Choose your cardstock. You can use as many prints/patterns as you like.
Note: I recommend using 2–3 colors of paper in order to make each paper stand out. For example, if choosing a monochromatic theme, choose 3 gradations of that color. If using a really busy print, then balance it by pairing it with a solid color.
- Using the medium circle punch, punch out circles (about 8–9 sheets of 12×12″ paper). This should yield about 200 circles. Fold each circle in half, colored side facing in.
- Make the baubles by gluing the circles together. See more detailed instructions here. Make half of the baubles with 3 circles, and half of the baubles with 5 circles.
Note: Be careful not to get hot glue in the center. Otherwise it may be difficult to string the garland.
- Cut a piece of string that is 5′ long.
- Thread the needle with the string and begin adding the baubles, alternating the 3-sided and 5-sided baubles.
- When finished adding baubles, tie a knot in the string to keep baubles on the garland. (You could also glue the first and last bauble to the string to keep them in place.)
- Now your garland is ready to hang!