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Make a paper leaves garland in 30 minutes

Make a paper leaves garland

Once the end of the year celebration is over, I just want the winter to be over too! Obviously, with this chilly weather,  it’s not gonna happen anytime soon! So I just made a little jungle nook to help me wait until summertime!

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This paper leaves garland is very simple to make, you don’t need any Silhouette or Cricut machine, just a pair of old school scissors! Once you get the hand to cut the leaves you can make them in batch. So it’s pretty fast to make.

It’s a nice decor for a party and it makes a nice photo backdrop. Don’t hesitate to add some tropical flowers to your garland for a pop of color. You can also use your tropical leaves garland to jazz up an empty corner home!

Make a paper leaves garland

Make a paper leaves garland

Materials you will need

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To make a nice garland with lively colors, the best is to use several shades of green and alternate the colors when assembling your garland. This kit has everything you need!

Make a paper leaves garland

Fold the sheet in the middle lenght wise and draw the shape of a half leaf. It’s easy: draw a small line for the stem and a half round for the leaf. Cut along the line.

Make a paper leaves garland

Using the scissors, make V notches in the leaf, starting from the edge of the leaf and stopping a little before the stem. If you don’t feel confident enough to cut directly, you can draw the shapes with a pencil first and then erase the lines once you are finish.

Make a paper leaves garland

Make a all bunch of leaves! To make it fastest, you can fold and cut several sheets together.

Make a paper leaves garland

Put some glue on the leaf stem and attach it with an second one, keep gluing leaves together to make the garland.

Make a paper leaves garland

Attach the garland on the wall using a pushpin at each end.

Make a paper leaves garland

It looks better if you have several garlands that overlap, so you can create a “jungle” vibe. And done! It’s a really quick project to make, so it’s perfect for a party or as a temporary decor!

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Make a paper leaves garland


Make a paper leaves garland


Make a paper leaves garland

Tell me, where would you like to hang your paper garland?

If you like making papercraft and paper flowers, you may enjoy this tutorial to create tropical flowers with tissue paper, it’s the perfect addition to complete your tropical decor.

You can also make a paper plant, that looks (almost better) than a real one. The DIY includes a free printable of the leaf, have a look and let me know what you think about it!

Looking at the pic I realist that I should have organized the shelf better before taking the photos! Love the clock? Follow the link to find the explanations to make a cool succulent terrarium clock.

Want to remember this? Save this DIY paper leaves garland into your favorite Pinterest board!

Make a paper leaves garland

Make a paper leaves garland



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Wednesday 12th of September 2018

Hello, I’m trying to make this but can’t seem to get it the leafs the same pattern can you post a video tutorial, or a detailed explanation of exactly how you cut it/did it.


Friday 16th of June 2017

Hi, I really like this idea,I want to know what kind of paper you use to make the leaves, thanks!

Ama Ryllis

Thursday 29th of June 2017

Hello, I used regular USletter size (or A4) color paper sheets. The ones you can find in any stationery shop.