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Paper Leaf Garland

We love making leaves and flowers out of paper. The simple structures are so simple to master, they’re all natural, and they look gorgeous too! Here’s how to make their paper leaf garland for a tropical, festive look.

You will need:

  • 8 x A4 pieces of 120gms coloured paper

  • Scrap paper

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • 2m of string

  • A hot glue gun

(Makes approx 2 metres)


Fold a piece of scrap paper in half. Draw half a leaf shape, working away from the fold. Cut it out and open it up to make a leaf template.


Concertina fold the coloured paper to the width of your template. Carefully cut around the template to give you multiple leaves. Repeat with the rest of your paper.


Take each leaf and pinch the paper together at the base to give each leaf some shape.


Tie a knot in one end of the string to give you a loop to hang the garland. Add hot glue in the fold of the leaf and pinch it around the string. Hold until stuck.


Glue the next leaf in place on the string, at a slight angle, just beneath the last. Glue the leaves facing each other, alternating left and right as you work down the string.


Try glueing your leaves onto a 6” metal hoop to make a stylish wreath.

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