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Paper Gem Banner
Gems aren't so rare if you can make 'em yourself! Spray some paper gems with metallic paint and you got a fancy little banner to hang for the holidays, a birthday or any occasion to add some instant glamour!

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  • How to make a garland. Paper Gem Banner - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you're going to want to cut and assemble your paper gems, you can find some patterns at theartdream.com and refer to my scoring technique here at Cut Out & Keep.

  • How to make a garland. Paper Gem Banner - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, prepare a workbench outside, cover with a plastic bag or drop cloth then spray your gems with metallic paint. Let them dry well. I used Krylon metallic paint.

  • How to make a garland. Paper Gem Banner - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once your gems are dry, thread an embroidery needle with embroidery floss or string, I used a fine twine for my banner.

  • Step 4

    Push your needle through the top of your gem and then out through the opposite side and continue to do this for all of your gems.

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