Here’s another good use for those edge punchers!
I grabbed a few scrap pieces of paper I had lying around.
With a Martha Stewart Edge Punch, I punched along one side.
Then, trying my best to align the scallops, I punched the other edge.
I made sure the strip made it around the candle.
To spice things up a little bit I added a fun polka dot print in the middle of the strip.
Then, I stuck it onto the glass.
It even cast a beautiful pattern off the walls in the dark!
The following puncher was used for this tutorial:
Do you remember the paper garland I made for the last Handmade Stationery workshop? I call it the Loop-d-Loop Paper Garland, and this is how easy it is to make!
You’ll need medium to heavy cardstock in an assortment of colors. You can also go for different prints and patterns depending on the look you’d like.
Cut the cardstock into half-inch strips.
I cut the letter-sized paper shortways so I end up with more strips.
Join the ends of each strip to form a loop. You can use glue or tape, or leave them loose. Punch holes about half an inch from the edge.
I chose to use paper twine for stringing my garland. Since paper twine tends to fray, I used washi tape to seal the end much like a shoelace aglet.
Washi Tape from Hey Kessy
Randomly string all your paper loops together. No need to plan out the order of your colors.
Hang it up at your next party or event!
As I was packing up my garland, I also accidentally discovered that when the loops are bunched together, the garland doubles up as cute table centerpiece!
No tape? No wrapping paper? No problem!
Furoshiki is an age old Japanese way of wrapping gifts with cloth with a few simple knots. Combining hand-sewn felt gift bows or garlands with wrapped burlap is a simple twist on the classic method.
Watch out for tutorials on how to make the bows and garlands!
Who said gift-wrapping required tape? All you need for this particular method is twine and a few popicle sticks.