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DIY Fancy Holiday Paper Chain

DIY Fancy Holiday Paper Chain

Who doesn’t love a good old fashioned paper chain? This version will bring back whimsical memories of your childhood holidays while keeping your home classy and festive.

 

To start, you will need:

  • Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers
    • Colorplan Scarlet
    • Colorplan Lockwood Green
    • Colorplan Park Green
    • Colorplan Bitter Chocolate
    • Sparkle Silver
    • Stardream Silver
    • Stardream Antique Gold
    • Speckletone Oatmeal
  • Stapler
  • Glue Pen
  • Die Cut Machine

 DIY Fancy Holiday Cardstock Paper Chain

 

 

Using your die cut machine software, design the bands for your chain. These turned out a little small so I increased the size to 8” wide by 1.5” tall. Using the slicing feature, cut out festive images making sure to leave about 1” on each end and 0.25” margin on top and bottom.

 

DIY Fancy Holiday Cardstock Paper Chain

 

Design another solid band with the same measurements but in a contrasting color to put behind the cut-outs. And cut!

 

DIY Fancy Holiday Cardstock Paper Chain

DIY Fancy Holiday Cardstock Paper Chain 

 

Glue the front to the back with your glue pen. Before rolling, pull the double band between your fingers like curling a ribbon to give it that smooth curve. Roll into a circle and staple, preferably with pretty copper staples!

 

DIY Fancy Holiday Cardstock Paper Chain

 

Continue in the color pattern you want, linking each together to form a long chain. Drape on your mantle, around your tree, over a mirror or down the middle of your dining table… the possibilities are endless!

 

DIY Fancy Holiday Cardstock Paper Chain

 DIY Fancy Holiday Cardstock Paper Chain

DIY Fancy Holiday Cardstock Paper Chain

 

Have you made your own fancy paper chain? Be sure to show us on Facebook or Instagram.

Happy Crafting and Happy Holidays!

-Melanie (A Peace of Creativity)

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