Introduction: Crate and Barrel-Inspired Glitter Circle Paper Garland

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I saw this pretty, delicate Christmas garland in the latest Crate and Barrel catalog, and I thought what a cute idea to remix their design from 2D to 3D.

(Note: I checked the Crate and Barrel website, and it’s all sold out. They no longer make or sell this for the season.)

If you’re looking to add a little glitter glam to your Christmas tree, check out the tutorial below to make a personalized, color-themed glitter circle paper garland for your Christmas tree.


  • Glitter card stock paper (used red, gold, blue)
  • Colored card stock paper (used cream, green, red, navy blue, teal, turquoise)
  • Sewing machine
  • Metallic glitter thread
  • Scissors
  • Circle puncher
  • Plastic container (used old apple container)

Step 1: Cut Out Several Circles With the Hole Puncher.

Step 2: Organize and Layout Pattern.

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I used several different patterns, mixing and matching, until I organized them in a pretty pattern. Stacked in groups of four, each circle piece will add that 3D element.

Step 3: Slowly Stitch Circles Together.

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Start with one stack of circles, stitch down the center. Once you reach the bottom, place the next stack of circles and continue stitching down the center. Follow your colored pattern of stacked circles until you stitched the last set of circles.

Step 4: After Stitching Your Garland Together, Fold the Circles at the Seam, Open Them Up And….

Step 5: Voila! Project Complete!

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That was sew easy, right? You’ve added a perfect personal handmade, homemade garland for your Christmas tree this year.


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From my hometown to yours,



momoluv (author)2014-12-22

Hi! Momo here.

I would LOVE to feature this instructable in this week's momo's shoutout Sunday! Check out your shoutout at the bottom of the page in the "chocolate frog instructable" thanks so much for contributing to the community!

jatoyet (author)2014-12-12

What do you mean "sew the circles together"? That makes a wad of circles.
Please be more clear with your instructions.

hometownbetty (author)jatoyet2014-12-13

Hi jatoyet,

Thanks for asking for clarification. I added some further instructions in Step 3. Hope that helps. Thanks for checking out the tutorial. =)

hardlydavidson (author)2014-12-11

when you say stitch circles together do you mean a few through the middle? you could add a few pics showing the detail. but I gotta say this is way too simple to be true :) the output is too good looking. thanks for sharing.

Yes, that's correct. I meant to add another photo, but I never got a chance. Just make sure you have a sharp needle. I've had mine get stuck in all that card stock paper. ;)

loompiggytutorials (author)2014-12-11

Wow! This is so simple yet classic! I love it=P Wonderful work!

Thanks for your comment! =)

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