To go with my PRESENTS Christmas theme this year, I came up with this decoration for my staircase. I love it and It will definitely make a statement with my other “present” decorations. Here's how to make it.
Step 1: Measure Your Staircase
Measure the length of your stairs, noting the length of the flat bottom presents you'll need and the length of the slopped bottom presents you'll need. For the slopped bottom presents you'll need to know what the bottom slop line is. To do this, tape a large piece of paper to the stair spindles and press it along the bottom to make a crease along the bottom slop.
Trim the paper along the crease and square up the right side if needed. This will be your template for cutting out cardboard “presents” going down the staircase.
Step 2: Cut Out Cardboard Presents
Using your template as a guide cut out various size presents from heavy
presents wider than your
template: Lay the
template on top of the cardboard piece you want to use, lining up the
bottom right corners. Lay a ruler along the bottom edge of the
template and draw the bottom line the length you want on the
cardboard. Sorry the picture is kinda blurry!