My name is Aude, from heodeza, and I’m delighted to be guest blogging for Allie while she’s travelling around the globe.
I've put together a small paper garland tutorial for you today with touches of neon because, well, I can't seem to get enough of it lately!
The other day I came across a craft puncher I had never seen before: a button-hole punch. It makes two cute little wholes which make it super easy to thread pieces of paper together. It’s perfect to make a garland without any glue or a sewing machine (so far I had always used either one method or the other when making my garlands).
Wanna see how I did it?
Let me show you!
Here is what you’ll need:
- card paper (white and neon yellow)
- strong thread
- different round(ish) paper punchers (I used a small round one, a scalloped circle and an asterisk-shaped one)
- button-hole paper puncher (if you don't have one I guess you could also just poke your paper with a thick needle but it probably won't look as neat)
Start by punching the small button holes, making sure there is enough space in between them to later cut the circles.
- Use the different round-ish craft punchers to cut the shapes out. Make sure to aim so that the button holes are nicely in the center.
- Choose the place on the thread where your button should be and hold it there.
- Pass the needle through the first and second hole again.
- Pull the whole thread through.
Just repeat this over and over again all the way until you have a bright garland that you can hang somewhere pretty and admire all summer!
Thank you for this fantastic tutorial, Aude! Wouldn't this be so lovely to use for a party? You could incorporate this at a baby shower, engagement party, birthdays... or just to add a little extra spice in your home! It's super versatile. I can't wait to try it out for myself!