четверг, 18 февраля 2016 г.

Paper Christmas Lights Garland [Tutorial]

Paper Christmas Lights Garland [Tutorial]


Paper Christmas Lights Garland [Tutorial]


Ok I think I’m having a mom brain moment! The picture shows it scored every 1/2 inch but the directions say every 1/4 inch. And 1/4 of an inch does seem kind of tight. Which one is correct? I seriously love this garland and will be making a ton! Such a unique idea!


Oh goodness, thank you so much for pointing that out!! It is every 1/2 inch. I’ve updated the post so it’s correct now.


These are cute. Where do I get a scoring thingie?


Ooops this was answered below. Thanks.


Glad you found the answer!


So easy and so colorful!


If you have time, I would love for you to share this post over at the


Holidays Celebration link party that is live right now! It’s such a neat idea, I’m sure our readers would love it too! (http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2015/11/holidays-celebration-link-party-1-is.html)


Thank you. Headed over and linked up. I pinned your little girl bag tutorial, too. So cute!


Thank you for linking up! Your post has been pinned to the party’s Pinterest board (https://www.pinterest.com/pinteresab/holidays-celebration-2015/). Feel free to link up other posts too, and stay tuned for the features tomorrow!


Hi, just to let you know that the Holidays Celebration link party #2 is live right now, I would love for you to visit! Check it here: http://keepingitrreal.blogspot.com.es/2015/11/holidays-celebration-link-party-2-is.html


Where can I purchase the scoring board you have pictures? I’m drooling over it!! It would make holiday crafts so much easier to create!!!


It’s from Martha. I picked mine up at Joann’s. You can also get it on amazon here.


Thank you for asking this question! I must have one of these for Christmas!


What is your trick for keeping all the lights evenly spaced. Mine would probably all bunch together in the middle.


I used a thick twine that has those little hairs that stick out all over the place. If you really want them stationary I’d recommend after going through the two holes of the bulb looping over the top and going through those two holes again. Hope that helps!


I was going to ask the same thing but it looked like the twine was just thick enough to stay in place. The looping thing is a great idea. I can just raid my yarn stash rather than my husband’s garage twine stash.


These are fantastic! I think I need to make up a set to drape over something, not sure yet, but I’m sure I can find a surface that isn’t already decorated


Ha! The more the merrier, right!? Just start layering all your banners up. I totally know what you mean! I want to make everything and then when I’m done I have to make a place for it to actually fit.


You could staple the twine to the ‘light’ inside the gray part to hold it in place and still be out if sight. We are going to make these with my Girl Scouts. Thanks for the idea.


Where is your JOY sign from? It is so cute!


Thanks! For girl’s night last year my friend’s husband free handed them and cut them out for us.


Every year, I get so many Christmas cards. What am I to do with them after Christmas is over? Next year’s paper lights would be a great way to recycle them. I think using those cards for the decorations in this craft idea, would be awesome!


Love it!


What weight cardstock do you recommend?


I prefer 60-80 lb. cardstock. My favorite is Bazzill.


Do you think it would work as well with Cardstock? I have that on hand already.


Yes, that’s what I used too.


These turn out so beautiful!


Definitely going to give them a try with my kids this year.


Thank you! I love it!


Looks like it would easy to take down and store for years of use.


You can also glue cellophane front n back of the light bulb. .


These are so cute! I think my Elf is going to have to do a little decorating with them. Thank you for sharing the instructions.


I do crafts as a part of our Recreation Therapy program at a nursing home. I’ll have to do the prep for this, but what fun it will be to share this with our residents. They will love being part of making such unique & festive decor. Thank you!


This is so cute! What an awesome idea!


Here’s a tip to make stringing them easier…roll about 2 inches of the end of your string in glue and let it dry. You’ll have a nice self-needle to stick through all those holes. You’re welcome!


simply awesome


Where did you get the paper stock?


When placing a large order for card stock I order form thepapermillstore.com. For individual smaller projects I buy my cardstock at Joann’s, Pebbles in My Pocket, or American Craft.


This is super, cant wait to make them, you are very talented.Thank you ……


Adorable! I immediately started making these for the elementary library that I volunteer in. We have these 8 large windows along the hall and these will look perfect! I’m just sad that I didn’t use as many lights as you did. I have 10 on a 6\u2032 strand. Contemplating redoing the 3 strands I already finished….


I think you’ve created a monster.


Absolutely brilliant.recently purchased a hole lunch to make edible confetti so can’t wait to use it on the paper project as well! Thank you for the share


They stamped her hand? So everyone knows she’s overdrawn on her lunch account? That’s awful.


Love the garland, thought. Am thinking about a little puffy paint on the edge.


Agreed! She hates getting stamped and I’m not very good at remembering when she’ll run out of money on her card. :S


Thought the girls would like to do this garland…


LOVE the window with the chalkboard at the bottom. Know anywhere online that I could get something similar?


I’m not sure. If you can find an old window just paint straight on the glass with chalk paint. That’s what I did. Worked like a charm.


I LOVE this!! can’t wait to do it with my girls! Shared on fb, Insagram and pinteres!


Thanks so much for sharing!!


Thank you!


Love these! Thank you for sharing.


I noticed the square snowman in the word Joy. Is there a tutorial for that? Super Cute!


My friends husband cut them out for us freehand style. Sorry, no tutorial.


I’m so mad at the school for that dang stamp!


Oh how cute is this! I think I might be able to fit this in my crafting schedule…I have just the “right” spot for it too! Was just wondering- is there a print option so that I can just print out the instructions instead of copying the whole thing? Not sure if this was answered already…thanks for sharing! I LOVE this!


Sorry, I don’t have a print option. So glad you like it. I know what you mean about your crafting schedule. HA! I can’t seem to fit it all in.


Joanne — try highlighting/copying the text you want, then go to Print/Print Selection. Stand by to hit “stop” on your printer when all the comments start printing out! Just the instructions will be 11 pages.


You can highlight the directions, copy it, then paste it into a Microsoft Word document (or something similar). That way you can adjust the size of the pictures and the font to fit on less pages. Then print it.


So cute. I am going to one for home an done for school. For school, I am going to have each student complete one for each book they read and then hang the garland up


This is off the scale brilliant! My daughter and I made a garland this morning, for her to hang in her dorm room at school. Thanks for sharing this fantastic idea!


These lights are SO cute! Thanks for the tutorial.


Cute idea! And so easy.


Could you add a “Pin it” button so we can Pin on Pinterest?


Thanks for bringing this up, Tiffany! I just installed this, so you should be able to pin directly from any of the images in a blog post.


Awesome! Thank you so much!!


These are so great! I’m going to use these to decorate at work, where power source for real lights are in high demand and short supply!


I’m in love with this idea! Thanks for sharing


This is absolutely adorable. Love it! Thank you for sharing this with us.


Some of the pics are not working!!!!


They are working on my end. Not sure. Maybe try a different browser.


So stinkin’ cute!!!


A friend posted a picture of hers on Facebook, so I had to come looking for the instructions online because this is just too cute! I love paper garlands, and this is such a simple idea. Since I just moved into a new place, I didn’t plan on really decorating for Christmas, but I might just have to make a strand of these before I host Christmas Eve dinner. Thanks!


These are adorable! At first glance I thought they were made out of recycled toilet tissue tubes,which would also work as well, I believe but just paint them.


I loved this idea for christmas and made some for work. However my daughter has just brought home “100 days brighter” project for kindergarten and guess what this is perfect!!! Thanks again f9r brightening up my day with this project!


Love it!!


Very creative, very beautiful Christmas lights, I also try to create.


Hi, friends! It’s cold, windy, and snowing outside. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas so we might as well get started on Christmas crafts, right? This kind of weather bums me out so I went with a brightly colored craft to share with you today. One that comes together quickly and doesn’t take a lot of supplies.


Let’s get started.


Supply List:


Gray cardstock


Colored cardstock in colors of choice


Glue gun or paper glue


Hole punch


Scoring blade or other scoring tool


Twine, ribbon, or yarn


Cutting Your Cardstock:


Cut out your gray cardstock in 1 1/4\u2033 x 4\u2033 strips


Cut out your colored cardstock in 1\u2033 x 8.5\u2033 strips


Putting Our Lights Together:


Take your gray cardstock and score it every 1/2\u2033. Make two marks a half inch down at 1 1/4\u2033 and 2 3/4\u2033.ξFold your paper on the score lines and use a paper punch to punch two holes where we added pen marks.


Take the two ends, overlap one 1/2\u2033 flap onto the other end’s last 1/2\u2033 flap and glue.


Now onto shaping the bulbs. My eight year old came home from school and I recruited her to help. Ignore her out of lunch money stamps.


Take your strip of 1\u2033 x 8.5\u2033 cardstock and fold in half lightly pressing at the crease.


Pinch your two ends together and push the paper onto your palm. When you bring it back up it should resemble a Christmas light. If not try it again until you get the shape you like.


While still pinching your ends together use your hole puncher to punch a hole through both layers about a 1/4\u2033 down. Make sure it’s centered.


Now let’s start stringing our lights together. Stick it through one hole of your gray light top and then insert your bulb in the center and string your twine through both holes of your bulb. You can push your bulb paper up high to make it easier.


String it through the other side of your gray cardstock. Repeat for as many lights as you need to get the garland length you’d like. Make sure to keep the side you glued in the back on all the bulbs while stringing them together.


And that’s it. Now display them somewhere fabulous and admire your quick and easy Christmas lights garland. I think they turned out pretty darn adorable. I hope you do too.


Yep, fun Christmas crafts like this help me find the snow a little more tolerable. I’m just a big baby when it comes to being cold. Thanks for crafting along today!


Original article and pictures take http://www.stubbornlycrafty.com/blog/paper-christmas-lights-garland/ site

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