Tuesday, December 3, 2013

DIY Christmas - #1 : Christmas Banner and Star Garland

There is always some DIY in my every Christmas to make it more special! 
But his year I am having a total DIY Christmas!! Well I'll have to buy a few things, but I will try to make it as DIY as possible:)

The past weekend I finished a few things, today I am sharing two of those:

Merry Christmas Banner
It is simple to make and looks elegant with a rustic touch! I made mine with these materials, Mine is totally hand-made however it would be much easier to print or make with a stencil.

Materials Used:
  • Craft Paper Sheet
  • Markers - Red, Silver, White
  • Scissors
  • Small Round Hole Punch
  • Bakers Twine
  • Stencil (optional)
  • OR Simply Print it!

Origami Star Garland
These are so easy to make and they look so cute and fun! I made about 200 stars big + Small, and got two 12 ft garlands! I Made the stars while watching TV!

With these you cam make garlands, ornaments or just fill them up in jars. Use patterned paper to get different types of designs on them.

Materials Used:

  • Strips of Colored Paper (I used 1.5 cm X 28 cm strip cut from A4 size colored paper and half the width for small stars). You can use any type of colored, shiny paper. If it is too thick take small strips and if thin long strips of paper.
  • Scissors
  • Twine to thread

The Steps:

Make a knot in the strip like this, turn around and fold the small flap in cit the excess strip.

Turn around and start folding over the strip maintaining the pentagon shape.


Keep folding till the strip finishes.



In the end, fold the small flap in and cut off if there is any extra paper left.
Hold it and pinch, it will automatically pop, shape all the sides.
 Here is your Star!

Feel free to pin and share, if you like it:)
Let me know if you have any questions.
Also share if you have any DIYs for Christmas.