Create this Paper Tree Garland with shimmery snowflakes to decorate a bar cart, mantle or fold it up and sent in in the mail to a friend for some seasonal celebration.
It’s early November and I’m slowly easing into Christmas. The Christmas season seems to start earlier and earlier each year. But whatever, we should be used to it by now. I have a mini obsession with paper garlands at the moment. I’ve seen some really cute ones with stars and trees and snowflakes. This is my first attempt at making a tree one. It turned out pretty cute.
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The trees were cut out with shimmery white cardstock and then I applied the adhesive vinyl snowflakes in a glittery champagne color. The photos don’t quite capture the subtle glitter of the vinyl, but it looks beautiful.
Paper Tree Garland Supplies
Additionally, you will need a tree cut file and a snowflake background cut file for your cutting machine. I found mine in the Silhouette Design Store.
Paper Tree Garland Instructions
Download your tree cut files into your cutting machine software. Resize the trees and overlap them at the edges. Then select the whole design and use the weld tool to make them into one shape. Cut four (or more) of these out of the shimmery cardstock.
Then open up the snow flurries cut file. I made mine to fit the full 12 x 12 sheet of vinyl. It makes many little snowflakes. Cut it out and when weed out the the extra vinyl, leaving the snowflakes. Then use the transfer tape to transfer the snowflakes to the paper trees. Weeding this takes time, and for some of the trees I just pulled off the snowflakes like stickers and applied them to the trees.
Lastly, adhere the garland together using double-sided sticky tape. It holds well and the garland looks darling!