I keep watching the forecast for snow but besides a couple of teeny flurries we have yet to see it actually snow.
I am remaining hopeful as sometimes in Southwest WA we have no snow or we get a foot in February. It’s just how things are here lol 🙂
Are you all ready for Christmas, partially or have not started? I am sandwiched in the middle somewhere and determined to keep it as simple as possible this year.
One of the ways that I keep it simple is handmade gifts, and decor for our home. It does not need to be expensive to be meaningful and bring you joy right?!
I love gingerbread houses and I thought a cute garland that I could hang up anywhere would be a fun craft that would store well after Christmas too.
Are you ready to make a super easy, and cozy paper gingerbread garland? Let’s do this!
Smooth and corrugated cardstock, hot glue, scissors, white paint pen, green pipe cleaners, narrow red and white ribbon, and jute twine to hang them on.
I used the smooth cardstock for the “houses” and the corrugated for the roof on each house.
I made 5 houses cutting the rectangles in varying sizes, and the corrugated paper in triangles large enough to have an overhang on each house.
Using a thin line of hot glue I glued each roof on, and used the white paint pen to freehand the windows, doors, and scrolly designs on each. They are not perfect and I kind of like them better that way 🙂
Next I cut three pipe cleaners in half and twisted them into a small wreath. The wire on the ends was easy to twist and secure where the ends meet on each wreath.
Two of them I used the ribbon to make a little wreath hanger and the other three a little bow for each.
A dot of hot glue secured each wreath and the same on the top back roof of each house with the jute twine to hang the houses and create the garland.
I love how it turned out and it won’t take any space to store at all when it’s time to tuck it away for next year.
I just checked the forecast again, no snow in sight but if wishing brought the snow I am sure we will see some soon. I hope this finds you cozy and crafty, thank you so much for reading!
Until next time 🙂 xo, Tanya