How To Make Sewn Paper Garlands
  • Colored cardstock
  • Paper punches, any shape
  • A neutral colored thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Gift boxes for storage
  1. Choose your desired color or color combo.
  2. Choose your paper punch shape (or shapes), and punch as many shapes from each sheet as possible.
  3. Stack your shapes according to color and size.
  4. Choose a neutral colored thread and thread your bobbin.
  5. Place your first paper shape on your sewing machine and begin to sew. Stop once you've reached the end of the shape.
  6. Add your next shape right after the first has gone through. You can alternate colors or shape sizes to create different patterns and color combinations.
  7. Keep going until your garland has reached desired length.
  8. For easy storage, fold your paper garlands accordion-style, and place them next to one another in a gift box.
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