Paper Garlands

by Ashley Weeks Cart

I have my brilliant friend Justine to thank for this project. She made these lovely paper garlands from old maps and sheet music. They can be strung around the tree. Hung by the window. Made into a mobile. Piled in a bowl. Wrapped around a present. Let your imagination run wild!

Old paper
2-3″ circle punch
Sewing machine


1. Create circles from the old paper using a circle punch.

2. Pair up the circles. Layering the two circles directly on top of one another.

3. Thread the circles through the sewing machine, right down the center. Run a few inches of thread between each pair. Thread circles until the garland is the length of your choosing.

4. Separate the circle pairs by folding the paper away from the center. This will open up the circles giving them another dimension.