Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Party Decorations Part 2: How To Make A Party Garland

Diy party garland tutorial

Four days until Noah's birthday! As I mentioned in my last post, I am currently doing a week of birthday party crafts in preparation for Noah's second birthday! If you missed part one click here. Today I decided to make a quick and easy garland to hang over the fireplace and it was a lot easier than I thought that it would be! If you want to make one, see below! 

Diy party garland tutorial

What you'll need: crepe paper, scissors/ guillotine and some string 

Diy party garland tutorial

Firstly, choose your crepe paper. I decided to do a multicoloured garland using bright colours as mine is for a child's party. You could do yours all one colour, alternating colours or whatever style you want! Make sure you have two sheets laid on top of each other and fold it in half to the left. It should look like the picture above.

Diy party garland tutorial

After you have folded your paper, you will need to fold it again! This time though fold it from the bottom upwards so that the crease is at the bottom.


Diy party garland tutorial


Finally fold your paper to the right so that you are left with what looks like a book. I promise this is the last time you will have to fold! 


Diy party garland tutorial

I'm using a guillotine but you can use scissors if you don't have one. Begin to cut slices out of your paper but make sure you don't cut all the way to the top. Leave a border of around an inch or two and make sure that your border is on the side closest to you. Once you reach the fold on the left cut all the way up rather than leave the border. You should see what I mean below!


Diy party garland tutorial

This is what it should look like!

Diy party garland tutorial

Separate the pieces into two. Open it up like above so that the crease is in the middle.


Diy party garland tutorial

Using the border in the middle, roll the paper upwards and twist the middle so that it bunches into a garland shape. 


Diy party garland tutorial

Repeat this process until you have enough to make a garland. Grab your string and hang your tassels over it. You could tie some thread around the tops of the tassels to secure them but I just left them like that.

I'm hoping this survives Noah's party as he likes to grab things that he isn't supposed to touch! I hope you liked my tutorial. Let me know what you think!



If you'd like to see parts 1 and 3's tutorials click the links below

2 comments:

  1. This is such a good idea!!! Love it, your blog is great x

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    1. Thank you! That's really nice of you!

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