The most important holiday of the year is already very close, which means it’s time to think about New Year’s decor, gifts and, of course, crafts. The days are getting shorter and the evenings are getting colder and longer. How to occupy yourself, and even more so your little fidgets, when it’s already too dark for street fun? Well of course crafts. New Year’s crafts can be made from the most unexpected materials: cotton pads, cones, dough, pasta, cocktail tubes and much more. But there are also more traditional materials like paper. If you still think that only applications can be made from paper, then drop everything and read the article carefully! Well, for those who are looking for something unusual and know what miracles can be created from ordinary paper, we can only advise you to immediately start the process of creating New Year’s paper crafts.
Garlands of paper – do-it-yourself Christmas decor
Simple Christmas paper ring garland for kids
One of the simplest New Year’s paper crafts can rightfully be considered a garland. We all remember well from our childhood how we decorated the Christmas tree with such paper garlands not only at home, but at school or kindergarten. Making a paper garland is very simple: colored paper is cut into strips of the same width, the first stripe is glued into a ring, and each subsequent one is threaded into the previous ring and also glued. This paper craft is ideal for 4-5 years old.
DIY paper circle garland
If the task of entertaining children is not worth it, but you need to decorate the house, then here’s another version of a paper garland for you. It is made even easier than the previous one, but you need a sewing machine. So, to create such a New Year’s paper craft, you will need: many circles of different diameters (the number depends on the size of the garland), a sewing machine. Sew circles through the center on a typewriter and hang a garland. Such a garland will “come to life” from any gust of air.
Volumetric Christmas garland DIY Lanterns
So, if you decided that the issue with garlands is closed and there is nothing more to come up with here, we hasten to upset you – this is only the very tip of the iceberg. Simple paper garlands are an activity for beginners. Professionals prefer more complex tasks, such as bulky paper crafts. Below is a master class on making a volumetric garland in the form of bulbs.
Lanterns made of paper for a luminous garland
By the way, you can decorate an ordinary LED garland with paper lanterns. This New Year’s paper craft looks very cool, especially if you decorate the wall with this garland.