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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Circle Paper Garland

Today I said, "Good-Bye" to the beautiful rainbow paper garland that's been hanging in my house since Aria's birthday. Yes- it was intended to be a party decoration, but I loved them so much that I decided to keep them around until something else replaced them. 

For our annual Fall Fest, I've made another pretty paper garland. Just like the rainbow garland, these lovely circles spin as you walk by. Some are hanging straight down like below and others are draped in doorways. I really like how they turned out. 

Wanna see how I did it??

Heres what I used:

(1) Cardstock or other scrapbook paper cut into various sized circles. I recommend some type of paper cutter for this. 

(2) I used Fiskars circle punches in 4 different sizes.

(3) A mini hole punch. This little baby is by Martha Stewart and I believe it cuts holes about 1/16th of an inch in curcumference.

(4) Oval Jump rings. (Find them in the jewelry making section of any craft store.)

(5) Needle nose pliers. (A teeny-tiny pair.)

(6) PATIENCE + time
(If you don't got it- this project may not be for you.)

Once you have punched out your circles, use your mini hole puncher to make little holes at two points of the circle, one at the top and one at the bottom. You should be able to punch holes in 6-8 circles at once. 

 Then, use your pliers to open a jump ring. Loop a circle onto it, followed by another, then close the jump ring again. 

Continue adding circles until the desired look is achieved. 

 Hang them with string looped through the end-circle's mini-hole.

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