Christmas DIY: Contruction Paper Garland
Remember making garland out of construction paper? For decades kids made these in school and at home. The project requires nothing more than colored paper and a stapler (or tape).
While crafting has gotten much more ornate, we love this back-to-basics, old-school method of decorating the tree, alcove or hallway. This Christmas take the kids back in time, or relive your own childhood.
- Cut construction paper into 1-1/2 inch strips, width-wise (8.5″ long).
- Coil the first strip and close with a staple or tape.
- Coil the second strip (of an alternating color) around the first and close with a staple or tape.
- Keep going until the garland is the length you want.
That’s it! Now just hang it, drape it or use it as a table decoration.