DIY + Tutorial create-an-easy-recycled-paper-garland-for-fall

Published on October 9th, 2013 | by Bonnie Getchell

1

DIY Decor: Create an Easy Recycled Paper Garland for Fall!

Email this to someoneShare on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestShare on RedditShare on TumblrTweet about this on Twitter

DIY Decor: Create an Easy Recycled Paper Garland for Fall!

This past week I’ve been working on my new fall mantle. I created fun recycled fall letters, but I wanted to add another touch of whimsy and color. I created a recycled paper garland that’s so easy to make, you’ll be gathering your craft supplies before this post is even over!

What You Will Need:

1. Recycled paper. I used book pages, but you could also use newspaper, magazines, junk mail envelopes, or sheet music.

2. Scissors

3. Twine. If you can, use hemp twine– it’s more eco-friendly!

4. A pencil

5. Crayons

6. A hole punch

How To Do It:

1. Draw leaves on your recycled paper. I made them large enough to make an impact on my mantle, but small enough to still look “leafy.” Yes, leafy.

DIY Decor: Create an Easy Recycled Paper Garland for Fall!

2. Cut them out.

3. Choose which crayons you will use to color the leaves. You can use one color for all of the leaves, or vary the colors and do a pattern. I chose to do a combination of yellow, red, and brown– tying in all of the other colors on my mantle.

4. Color your leaves! This is the fun step where you become a kid again (or, let your kids do the coloring).

DIY Decor: Create an Easy Recycled Paper Garland for Fall!

5. Use your hole punch to put two holes in each leaf. I used two holes so my leaves would hang horizontally, but you could do one hole at the top, too.

DIY Decor: Create an Easy Recycled Paper Garland for Fall!

6. Feed your twine through each hole.

DIY Decor: Create an Easy Recycled Paper Garland for Fall!

Now your recycled paper garland is ready to hang! I hung mine on my mantle, of course, but you could also put it on the edge of a shelf or table. Perhaps you could even place it on top of your table with other decor items (like a bird cage) for an eco-friendly centerpiece. While you’re at it, make an eco-friendly acorn wreath, too!

Fall is officially here, guys– the crafty DIY decor and fall recipes say so!


Get non-toxic and cruelty free beauty and health tips from FeelGoodStyle!



Tags: , , , , ,


About the Author

Hello! I'm Bonnie -- a craft nerd, musician, writer, furniture and vintage lover, crafter, and diyer! If you would like to learn more about me, I also have my own blog, Revolutionaries, where I write about more craft projects, furniture redos, and my faith! You can also find me on , Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



Back to Top ↑