PAPER wheel garland
Use a roll of pretty giftwrap to make your own decoration
Takes 1hr Cost £5.50
Ruler & pencil Scissors Kraft white star wrapping paper, £3.50 per roll, Paperchase Thin double-sided tape Single hole punch Natural paper twine, £2, Paperchase
1 Using a ruler and pencil, cut a square of paper measuring 20 x 20cm. Fold it into 1cm pleats in a concertina style, then fold this in half. Cut a piece of doublesided tape and stick this along one of the halfway flaps, then join the two together so you have a fan shape. Repeat until you have enough fans for your garland (each wheel requires three fans). We also repeated step one using 14 x 14cm squares of paper to make smaller wheels, which means you can alternate sizes for interest. 2 Take three fans and, using double-sided tape, fix to each other to form a wheel shape. Repeat to make several wheels. Use a single hole punch to make two holes in the top of each wheel and thread through string or twine to complete the garland.
As an alternative idea to gift wrap, try vintage sheet music of Christmas carols
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