She Uses Colored Card Stock And Some Twine To Create The Cutest Christmas Garland

November 24, 2015

Looking for a fun and relatively simple Christmas project to do this year?

Lisa Summerhays runs an amazing blog called StubbornlyCrafty.com where you can find all kinds of creative inspiration. We came across this "Paper Christmas Light" project and just had to share it...

christmas craft projects for kids
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Here's what you need to get started:

Gray cardstock, colored cardstock in Christmas light colors of your choice, glue, a hole punch, yarn or twine, and a scoring blade.

christmas craft projects for kids
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Cut out your gray cardstock in 1 1/4" x 4" strips. Cut out your colored cardstock in 1" x 8.5" strips.

Score the gray cardstock every 1/2" and punch two holes in every 3rd section as seen below. Overlap the two end sections and glue.

christmas craft projects for kids
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To make the bulbs, fold the colored strips in half by lightly pressing at the crease. Pinch your two ends together and push the paper onto your palm. When you bring it back up it should resemble a Christmas light. If not try it again until you get the shape you like.

christmas craft projects for kids
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While still pinching your ends together use your hole puncher to punch a hole through both layers about a 1/4″ down. Make sure it's centered.


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To string the lights together, insert the colored paper into the gray base and line up the holes. String your twine/yarn through.

christmas craft projects for kids
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And that's it. Now display them somewhere fabulous and admire your quick and easy Christmas lights garland.

christmas craft projects for kids
Credit: Stubbornly Crafty

Credit: Lisa Summerhays for Stubbornly Crafty. Check our more amazing craft ideas like this on StubbornlyCrafty.com and make sure you like SC on Facebook! Lisa also has an Etsy shop where she sells patterns and crafts.

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