5 Easy Holiday Paper Garlands

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Today I am going to show how to make five different Holiday Garlands. My husband bought me a Silhouette Cameo 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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  1. 12.21.12
    Lindsey said:

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

  2. 12.20.12

    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. 12.19.12

    All of them are so pretty! Makes me wish I had a silhouette.

  4. 12.19.12
    Cameron said:

    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

  5. 12.18.12

    pretty pretty pretty !! Thank you for linking it up at the linky party at

  6. 12.17.12
    [email protected] n dishes said:

    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.

    • 12.17.12

      Thanks so much for visiting and pinning!

  7. 12.17.12
    Pamela said:

    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!

  8. 12.17.12
    emily said:

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

  9. 12.16.12

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

  10. 12.16.12
    Marti said:

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

    I look forward to seeing you again!

    Happy Holidays,

  11. 12.15.12
    Karyn said:

    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!

  12. 12.15.12

    wow, I love the look of the silver chain garland!

  13. 12.14.12
    Katherines Corner said:

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

  14. 12.13.12
    pricelessyona said:

    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!

  15. 12.13.12

    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”

  16. 12.13.12
    dianaramblesdotcom said:

    Pretty ideas! I would love you to come join my

  17. 12.12.12
    Erin said:

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

  18. 12.12.12
    cassie said:

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

  19. 12.11.12

    Lovely paper ornaments garlands!

  20. 12.11.12

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