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DIY Beautiful Gold Paper – Holiday Garland

By Stjudescreations123 @judepaperflowers
gold paper flower garlandA perfect way to organize and decorate your entryway for this holidays is to create this Holiday Paper Garland and you will have your guests impressed.
I was selected by the paper supplier I often use for paper flowers www.paper-papers.com to join in Holiday Challenge.We were given a gift package of papers and here is my first challenge!p.txt-2table_edited-1Credits and Styling: Corinne Newman==Materials Needed==
  • Gold Metallic Paper
  • Antique Gold Metallic Paper
  • Some paper Twine  or cord.
  • Gold fabric cut into strips. You could use gold tissue paper too.
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Hot Glue if needed.
==================================================Step 1.Wind the the gold fabric onto the twine adding glue like you wrap a stem using green tape.DSC_0315Step 2. Cut out the holiday garland leaf template onto a thick paper using it as template cut out the leaves. Cut a gold paper strip to match the length.Tip – Fold over the paper strip to cut multiple leaves together.DSC_0318 Step 3 : To vein the leaves fold over in half and fold over a slant to get branched veins.DSC_0320Step 4. Fold over a gold paper to the length on the berry template. Keeping the berry template cut out the berries keeping the bottom over the folded edge  to get a double ended berry.DSC_0321Step 5. Attach the paper leaves onto the paper string using the larger leaves and then tapering with the thinner leaves ,adding berries,folding the berries at unequal lengths.DSC_0322Add to get a full garland.Add roses at intervals desired. To Make the Rolled Rose[ Adapted from my book How to Make 100 Paper Flowers  Credits: Creative Publishers International]I used this simple technique to create Gold Bullion like roses,Step 1.Draw a spiral onto the gold paper,preferably using a pencil,I used a marker to make it more visible..Make sure to have  rounded base in the center to place the bullion roses in the end.DSC_0326Step 2.cut the spiral out.DSC_0327Step 3.Fold the spiral into halfDSC_0329 Step 4. Roll as you move along folding and dabbing hot glue to stay in place.DSC_0330Step 5 Keep rolling till the end and place the rolled flower as the base and glue down.DSC_0331Create you desired length of garland and adhere to frame using tape.closeupgarlandp.txt-2Accent your table by adding some paper trees and gold wrapped present each accented by the gold bullion roses!tablescapefina2ndHappy Holidays!Maria Noble is the Author of the book How to Make 100 Paper Flowers now on Amazon.For Maria Noble, making flowers is a lifelong passion that began as a child watching her mother and aunt run a floral business. Using innovative methods, they made beautiful flowers from fabric, paper, and other materials for weddings and other special events. Maria started her own business ten years ago, incorporating her inherited skills and exploring ideas of her own to create new, distinctive flowers. The business has flourished, and now her exquisite flowers are sought out by consumers and businesses nationwide, including leading event planners in New York and Los Angeles. Her flowers have been featured in various magazines and on popular websites. Find her online at www.stjudescreations.com

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