DIY paper decorations

 

In planning my daughter's homemade birthday, I saw these lovely cut circle garlands and thought I would try it at home. I needed a hole punch (check), 2 sided coloured origami paper (check), and a sewing machine (check). I was able to make 6, 4 foot long garlands, which i hung from our drapery rods. I initially wanted to hang them from the light, but I didn't make them long enough, and as I hung them up vertically, I liked the way they looked.

I used cheap and cheerful paper ribbon to hang from the chandelier, and I made a cut paper birthday card after being inspired by my class the night before when we were practising cut paper.