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I know – I’m pushing it. We’ve got hours until Christmas and I’ve got the nerve to be sharing a Christmas tutorial. Well – good news is that this is easy. So, so easy. Easy enough to whip up in the next twenty minutes and still have time to eat the rest of the Christmas cookies and come up with a cover story, like “ummmm….I gave them to the mailman as a gift.”

You know how much I love my beloved circle punches and my Xyron sticker maker. Today’s post is a testiment to why…so let’s get crafting. There’s a pile of Christmas cookies waiting for you to eat.

Christmas Light GarlandYou’ll need:

  • an extra large circle punch like this one
  • glitter
  • scissors
  • black cardstock as well as other assorted colors
  • 1/2″ circle punch
  • baker’s twine

Christmas Light Garland

  • Punch an extra large circle from cardstock then punch it again to create a leaf shape

Christmas Light Garland

  • cut the black cardstock into a thin strip, then punch it with the 1/2″ circle punch to create the shape shown

Christmas Light Garland

  • Run the leaf shape cardstock through the Xyron sticker maker. If you need a quick tutorial on how this little gem works, hit up the video page and I’ll show you how it’s done.

Christmas Light Garland

  • Once you’ve made a sticker from the cardstock, adhere the black punched shape to the top, then sprinkle glitter on top.

Christmas Light Garland

  • Rub in the glitter and you’re done! You’ve got a glittery christmas light bulb. Now keep on going with more bulbs and adhere them to baker’s twine to create a garland.

Christmas Light Garland

Christmas Light Garland

Christmas Light Garland

How’s that for easy and doable – and perfect for Christmas photo ops, if I do say so myself!


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8 thoughts on “DIY Paper Christmas Light Garland

  1. Love this perfect bling for holiday photo ops! Another awesome idea, Amber! Best wishes to you and your family for a Merry Christmas!

  2. Great cover story for the ‘missing cookies’, and I will be doing this easy project to do with the grandkids at THEIR house! Thanks

  3. This was a lifesaver when I didn’t have time to get lights for the school theme day. #parsonschristmasthemehacks

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