Introduction: Paper Garland Party Decoration

Everyone likes nice holiday party decorations. Even more when they're cheap/free.

Okay, so i'm making a new years eve party. Dont wanna spend too much money on decorations, but still need that party feeling!
I have learned this from my GF a few days back.
Its easy, you only need a few things, its cheap, and looks really great!

In my country (Serbia) this is called by its German name - Girlande, but i had found on the internet that the english name comes from France and is festoon. Also got a few comments that it's called Girland in english, so


This is my first instructable in over two years of only reading. So please comment if something is wrong, i'll edit. Pictures were taken from iphone, but are still much more clear in original, i don't know why is instructables uploader destroying the quality :P

Okay, so lets begin!

Step 1: What You Will Need.

Sry about the angle of the picture, had some reflection problems.

Okay, so this is all thare is to it:

Duct tape,
Staples,
Scissors,
and
Paper.

About the paper. I went to nearby office superstore, thay had this one, but you can find gift paper anywhere in any bookstore, ant its chear, this one costed me about 40 cents.
In original, it was 2m long and 40cm wide.

Any paper will do, even plain white paper.

Step 2: Cut the Paper!

First, we need to cut the paper, an easy job, just pick the width you want for the girlande, and CUT!

Than, you'll have to cut the second one, and you do that by meashuring the paper to the cutoff from the first one. Easy. It doesn't have to be precise at all!

Step 3: Start!

Okay, we did the preparations, and now the boring part!

First we start off by stapling together the papers with an angle at 90 degrees.

Than flip one side over the stapled center, and than flip the other side in the same manner...
Than the same thing in a reverse way, blue over center, indigo over center, blue over center, indigo over center...
and flip, and flip, and flip, and flip......
flipflipflipflipflip!

When you get to the end of the paper, staple the end, and its done! Don't cut off excess material, it doesnt matter.

The first time you do that it will seem hard, but it isn't :)
I had made my first one yesterday, and it took me about 15mins.
I have made this one in under a minute ;)

Step 4: Finished!

Now, its up to you to decorate your house!
Here's a few sugestions...

This is the part that you will need duct tape in. You just duct tape the end of girlande to something, and it will hold. :)

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aeray made it! (author)2010-12-30

It is also, more commonly, called a "garland" in English. I'd change your title. Congrats on your first Instructable!

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marko man made it! (author)marko man2010-12-30

tnx m8, changed it :)

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