Easter Garland DIY
Easy and fun paper decoration idea with FREE printable
Today I have something really fun for you – let’s make an Easter DIY garland! All you need is some old paper, a pair of scissors and twine! Super affordable, great to make and looks absolutely amazing. If you have a garden party or a family gathering coming up – this Easter garland is ideal! Plus it’s not suitable for Easter only, it is completely up to you to decide what designs to cut out!
Inspiring motif ideas to try as well:
Birthday party – a simple cake with a candle, name, baloons, flowers
Baby shower – bear, elephant, bodysuit, booties, dummy, baby toy, bottle, rainbow
Halloween – pumpkins, bats, cat
Housewarming party – house, heart, wording, fireworks
Easter Garland DIY
- FREE Printable templates
- old sheets of wrapping paper
- soft pencil
- cutting knife
- cutting pad
- paper glue
Preparing the paper layers
Firstly, print out the Easter templates and cut them separate. Take some old wrapping paper and fold it to double the paper or have even four layers. I used an old paper that I brought some spring flowers in. I love to recycle these so I kept it for projects like this! It is ideal because white or recycled – the sheet is usually quite thin and see-through.
If you need to, iron the paper first to smooth out any creases and make it easier to draw on. When you have the paper nicely flat and folded, take the template motifs and place each under the first paper layer. The reason why it’s good to fold the paper is because you can make four motifs at once!
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Fun & Easy Spring Crafts
FREE Printable Easter Coloring Pages
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Transfering the designs
Trace all motifs onto the first layer and use a small square guide to draw a rectangle around each. My rectangle was 15 x 17cm. Now it’s time to cut the motifs out with a small paper cutting knife. To do this, use a cutting mat and trace carefully each of the motifs. It’s better to make the ‘holes’ before you cut the rectangles out, especially if you’re working multiple layers at once. Larger paper sheet holds everything in place better. When you’ve cut out the motifs, cut the rectangles out.
The final step is to attach each decorated rectangle onto a twine. Glue the paper again if you need to, to make it nice and flat for the garland. Apply a bit of glue on about 1/2 inch of the top rectangle edge and fold over the twine. Leave about an inch space and attach the next rectangle. Done!