DIY: Simple Halloween Garland

Last weekend I wanted to make some Halloween decorations but I was way too lazy to actually go to the store for supplies. Solution: a paper punch garland. All you need is some construction paper, a circle and/or scalloped circle punch, and a sewing machine.


Step 1: Punch circles out of colored construction paper. I used a few different oranges/yellows, black, and grey.


Step 2: Feed the circles through the sewing machine, one right after another. I just randomly chose colors as I went.


Step 3: Hang and enjoy!

10 comments:

  1. It's so lovely. I've been wanting to get one of those punches to make wedding decor, and something like this would be great.

    -Sara-

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  2. Beautiful! I was eyeing that scalloped hole punch yesterday at the craft store but I just couldn't bring myself to spend $27 on it! I think I will put it on my Hanukkah wish list instead! Love this craft!

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  3. Thanks, Sara!

    Elisha! I bought mine on Ebay for somewhere around $7! Amazon has them too!

    http://www.amazon.com/Fiskars-Squeeze-Punch-Large-Circle/dp/B000OMZXGU

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  4. I loooove it! :) Elisha, use a 40-50% off coupon from michaels or joann!

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  5. I really love this cute yet simple garland, thank you for sharing the tutorial:) I hope it's okay, I just couldn't help but feature your pretty garland in a Halloween crafts round-up I just finished.. you can see it here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Super-Cute-DIY-Project-Ideas-Decorating-for-Halloween

    Thank you again :)

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    1. Awesome round-up! Thanks, Jamie!

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    2. I've done these before--be sure to use a fairly long stitch on your sewing machine. If it's too short, the machine will perforate the paper, and then it will tear.

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  6. So cute! I just bought a large circle punch that would be perfect for this. Pinning to try this weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Pam! I think I'll make some more this year. They're so easy! :)

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