Enjoy the holiday season this year with fun homemade Christmas decorations! This DIY Christmas paper garland is easy to make with our free Christmas garland template. Get the kids making their own holiday decorations to hang on the tree or in the classroom. Christmas time is a fun opportunity for Christmas crafts and activities!
HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS GARLAND WITH PAPER
THE HISTORY OF HOLIDAY GARLANDS
A garland was traditionally made from natural items and greenery like flowers, leaves, and twigs. Holiday greenery has a long tradition and dates back to winter solstice celebrations. As the shortest day of the year, the winter solstice was often met with unease, and people would remind themselves of the cyclical nature of the seasons by decorating their homes with evergreen, as it symbolized the idea of perseverance through the winter.
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The first garlands, brought to America from Europe, were used to
decorate Christmas trees and bring some festive cheer to the home. Christmas garlands can be made from beads, tinsel, fresh greenery and even ribbon. Get the kids involved in decorating for Christmas with this easy to make paper garland below.
DIY PAPER GARLAND
- Shapes template
- Glue Stick
- Cereal box
HOW TO MAKE A CHRISTMAS GARLAND
STEP 1: Print out the Christmas garland template and cut out the Christmas shapes.
STEP 2: Open an empty cereal box and unfold it completely.
STEP 3: Place your Christmas shapes on the cardboard and use them to cut out a cardboard backing for each one.
STEP 4: Glue the paper shapes to the cardboard.
STEP 5: Tape string to the back of your shapes to create your garland.
Have fun decorating the Christmas tree or any where you like with your homemade garland!
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