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5 Easy Christmas Paper Garland Ideas

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Bring out your inner child this season with these 5 easy Christmas paper garland ideas using a Silhouette Cameo. Banners, chain garlands, ornaments, and more. For more Holiday decor ideas see my Christmas page.

5 Easy Christmas Paper Garland Ideas

Today I am going to show how to make five different Christmas paper garlands. My husband bought me a Silhouette Cameo for Christmas and gave it to me early. I was super excited to start using it and wanted to start with something easy.

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. You can use shape-cutting shears and/or scrapbook shape cutters.

Christmas Paper Garland



string for garlands

Teal and Red Ornament Garland:

paper for ornament

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.

paper stacks to make ornaments

Take 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.

staples paper ornament
paper ornament garland

Red Deer Flag Banner:

red banner 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!

how to fold paper for banner garland

Silver Snowflake Garland:

paper 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 pre-made Die-Cut shape punches in craft stores.

how to make a paper snowflake garland

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 the center.

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.

Paper Chain Garlands:

paper chain garlands

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 Ashlee Wall Designs. Again you could always use a border punch to create the same look if you do not own a die-cut machine.

gold filigree paper chain
5 paper garlands

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

Like the idea but do not have the time to make it? Try these ideas!

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5 Christmas Paper Garland Ideas


  1. All the garlands are so pretty! I especially love the cutout ones. :)

  2. These are all so cute!! Love them!!

    I also wanted to let you know that you were featured at Artsy Corner this week! Stop by & grab a button. Hope to see you again this week :)

  3. Love these! Don’t you love your Silhouette? I got one last Christmas, and I think I use it almost every day . . . best craft supply EVER

  4. Kari@Loaves n dishes says:

    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.

  5. 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!

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

  7. Congrats on your new present! I love all of the awesome garlands it makes!

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

    I look forward to seeing you again!

    Happy Holidays,

  9. 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!

  10. Katherines Corner says:

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

  11. pricelessyona says:

    Cute garlands – I never thought to make garland out of paper. I love your stapler!

    I’m stopping by from Katherine’s Corner blog hop.

    Happy Favorite Things Thursday!

  12. These are so pretty Kim. I love everyone of them! I really like that it is a no sew project. :) Thanks so much for sharing on “I Gotta Try That”

  13. dianaramblesdotcom says:

    Pretty ideas! I would love you to come join my

  14. I hope I get the chance to make at least one of these. They’re all beautiful!

  15. these are all adorable! i love the circle and snowflake one!

  16. Hi Kim, These are beautiful. I’m going to have to check out that die-cut machine. Joyous Wishes, Linda

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