5 Easy Holiday Garlands

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DIY Paper Holiday GarlandsToday I am going to show how to make five different Holiday Garlands. My husband bought me a Silhouette for Christmas and gave it to me early and so I broke it out last night (huge grin).

Now don’t stop reading this post just because I used a Silhouette Cameo Machine to make these garlands. That does not mean you can’t make them just as easy without one and will tell you how. This is also no sew project, which makes it even more super easy.

5 Easy Holiday Garlands


  • Decorative cardstock or paper
  • Paper-cutter
  • Silhouette CAMEO or other Die-Cut Machine, otherwise you can use decorative punches, stickers or already cut out Die-cuts (available at your local craft store)
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Crochet, Thread Silver/Silver
  • Decorative string for the garland
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue and gun



Teal and Red Ornament Garland:


Choose Holiday cardstock or paper in colors and patterns to use together. Cut them in strips 1 inch wide and 3, 4, 5, and 6 inches long.

IMG_7252Take 7 strips, one 3 inch strip, two 4 inch strips, two 5 inch strips and two 6 inch strips. The shortest strip in the middle, to the largest on the outside.


Line them up and staple them together on one end. Pinch the other ends of the strips up to meet the small strip in the center and staple them together. Put a dot of hot glue on the tip of the ornament and glue to the garland.


Paper Garland paper ornament

DIY Paper Garland chevron

Red Deer Flag Banner:

DIY paper deer garland

Choose your paper. Measure and cut your triangles. Mine is 3 inches on the sides. Leave a small amount of paper for the top edge to fold over the garland string to glue. Cut them and hot glue to string. Super easy!

Deer Banner Garland

Silver Snowflake Garland:


I used  2 Shiny Silver cardstock single sheets. Punch or cut out 1 inch diameter circles, 1 1/2 inch circles, 3/4 inch small circles and 1 1/2 inch snowflakes. You can buy Die-Cuts also in your craft store section.


For the three-dimensional silver medium circles, use 4 circles fold them in half. Glue two halves together add your garland string and glue to center. IMG_7346

Add the other two halves gluing them all together. For the rest of the embellishments, glue two of them together back to back on each side of the garland.

Silver dot snowflake paper Garland

Paper Chain Garlands:

Cut out 8 x 1 1/2 inch strips of cardstock. You can use decorative trim scissors for a scalloped edge. Hot glue the ends together intertwined as a chain. The Filigree Chain patterns were from a pattern in my Silhouette Library by Ashalee Wall Designs, but you could always use a border punch to create the same look.

silver green red stripe holiday paper chain garland

Cut out 8 x 1 1/2 inch wide strips of cardstock. {You can use decorative trim scissors for a scalloped edge}. Hot glue the ends together intertwined as a chain. The Filigree Chain patterns were from a pattern in my Silhouette Library by Ashalee Wall Designs. Again you could always use a border punch to create the same look if you do not own a die cut machine.

Green red stripe Paper Chain Garland

gold Filigree paper Chain Garland

And that’s it! super easy holiday garland you can make for you home decor this year!


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27 thoughts on “5 Easy Holiday Garlands

  1. I just clicked on this from Martha Mondays and I’m so glad that I did. I love how you’ve made regular paper garlands so pretty, I’m pinning this.

  2. I was going to pick my favorite but couldn’t. They’re all awesome. My daughter has a Silhouette machine and it’s amazing what all you can do with it. Enjoy!

  3. wow, these are all SOOOO cute! Love all the ideas. Thought you might be interesting in entering my Photobook giveaway.

  4. That’s so pretty! Thank you for sharing this at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!

    I look forward to seeing you again!

    Happy Holidays,

  5. Wow! These are so beautiful! I am pinning this to remember. I started a new saturday linky and would love to have you come by to share some of your great ideas!

  6. so beautiful! I lvoe the shapes of paper you created. Thank you for sharing your lovely post at the hop xo

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