The days until Christmas are dwindling, and I’m certainly feeling the time crunch for handling my gift list and last-minute preparations. I love this quick and easy DIY from Evita of Le Papillon Vert. We’ve featured a couple of Evita’s projects in our Before & After column, and it’s great to see her clean, elegant style again in the form of this paper and thread mini-garland. You could whip up miles of this garland in an hour, making it a great party decoration or embellishment for a pile of gifts. I love the way it looks on these packages, and I really like how little time and materials are needed to pull this off. Thanks for sharing the great idea, Evita! — Kate
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- poster board, heavy card or photo stock
- thread/string & needle (For a twist, you could try red and white baker’s twine.)
- snowflake punch (ours is the Martha Stewart Nordic Snowflake Punch)
1. Cut out snowflakes with the punch. I averaged around 50 per garland.
2. Measure out thread/string. My garlands were around 10 to 12 feet, and I doubled the thread per strand.
3. Thread a large needle and tie a knot at one end of a snowflake. Thread the needle through one hole and then back through another. Slide the snowflake down a bit and continue.
5. Hang the garland and space the snowflakes to whatever length interval you desire!
6. Use your garlands around the house for a bit of delicate holiday decor, or wrap them around presents for a beautiful way to finish off a wrapped gift.