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I used to make accordion-style garland during study hall with strips of notebook paper. Well, it wasn’t so much garland as it was tons of little eleven inch pieces of it littering my desk by the time the bell rang. (Don’t worry, I finally got my academic act together in time for college.) So my tree garland last year was a no-brainer since accordion paper garland is a cinch to make. Here is how to make easy paper garland from a recycled dictionary.

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  • How to make a garland. Book Page Accordion Garland - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut or rip book pages into strips. I ripped each page down he middle and then ripped each half down the middle again to achieve the width I desired.

  • How to make a garland. Book Page Accordion Garland - Step 2
    Step 2

    Tape or glue the first two strips to each other with the ends perpendicular.

  • How to make a garland. Book Page Accordion Garland - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold one strip over the other and repeat with the second strip. Do this until you run out of paper and then tape additional strips end-to-end to lengthen your garland.

  • How to make a garland. Book Page Accordion Garland - Step 4
    Step 4

    Your garland will look like this. The thickness will depend on the length. You can do all your garland in one go or work in sections and attach them later.

  • How to make a garland. Book Page Accordion Garland - Step 5
    Step 5

    When you've finished with your garland or garland section, open it up to reveal the accordion look.

  • How to make a garland. Book Page Accordion Garland - Step 6
    Step 6

    Wrap your garland around the tree...or window...or mantel, etc.

  • How to make a garland. Book Page Accordion Garland - Step 7
    Step 7

    Enjoy. :)

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Laura D.
Laura D.
This project is really cool. Thanks for sharing the instructions. Happy
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