Make & Do: Victoria’s Christmas Garland


Use your crafty hand to create a Christmas garland courtesy of the brilliant Victoria of Style Made Simple. Embellish your home in pretty DIY decorations for a unique touch this Christmas! Put the Christmas music on and follow the instructions below to learn how to make a beautiful garland…



The run up to Christmas is my favourite time of year as I love all the planning and preparation that goes into the festive season, especially the crafting! Thanks to happy memories of threading together colourful paper chains and cutting out snowflakes as a child, paper crafts and Christmas just go together in my book. This year I decided to upgrade the simple paper garland and make a Scandi-inspired 3D star garland that should be smart enough for a mature living room. It’s a simple DIY that’s fun to make and looks very pretty when draped across a mantle or in a lovely sweep across a plain wall.

  1. For this quick tutorial you will need a roll of wallpaper, scissors, a needle and thread, and a star shaped cookie cutter. For a festive feel, reds or metallics work best. I’ve chosen Henley Stripe wallpaper in pale cranberry to create a simple, Scandi look.




  1. Use the cookie cutter to trace and cut out a galaxy of stars. Make them any size you like. To make a small garland, cut them all the same size, or if you’d like a more organic garland cut them different sizes.




  1. Take one of the stars and turn it over so you are looking at the reverse side. With a point at the top, fold the star neatly in half and press firmly along the crease. Repeat this fold through the center of each of the 5 points. Use the dotted lines in the photo above as a guide.




  1. Fold the star into a small triangle (it will naturally fall into that shape) and press the creases to a sharp central point.



  1. Unfold and you will have a 3D star. Repeat this for each star.




  1. Once you have a group of 3D stars, thread a needle with red or gold cotton, and then string your stars together by piercing the top of each one. Continue until you have a garland of the desired length.



  1. Hang your garland and step back to admire your handiwork! I draped mine across the mantelpiece and decorated with a big sweep of greenery.





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