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These easy-to-make garlands are cute and super customizable for any kind of event you’re having! I made some for Hunter’s birthday, which passed a couple of days ago, and they had a big effect on how our little apartment space looked.

how to:

  1. Decide on a color scheme and pick out some fun papers (ribbons, balloons, and other fun pieces can be included too). I used stiff, matte construction paper in blues and greens and some patterned wrapping paper in neutrals.
  2. Cut papers into (somewhat) uniform triangular shapes. (Hint: It really doesn’t matter if they’re perfect; once they’re all hanging, it’s pretty hard to see any wobbly cuts.)
  3. Measure out long strands of something study to hold up your garlands. I used common kitchen twine.
  4. Tape your paper triangles to the twine. I attached a piece of tape to the top (flat part) of my triangle, then pressed it around the section of twine and to the other side of the paper. Super secure!
  5. Continue taping your triangles along your twine in whatever color order you want until the whole thing is covered and looking beautiful!
  6. Optional: Leave some spaces throughout the garland to tie on ribbons or balloons.
  7. Hang and enjoy!

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