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Deck Those Halls!

Deck Those Halls!

Garland Fun Goes On and On


Make garland for the holiday – or any day! Just change the colors and the shapes of the pipe cleaners.

What you need:

• Yarn

• Pipe cleaners

• Cardboard swatch (about 3 inches wide)

• Scissors, ruler

• Streamers, ribbon, or more yarn


What you do:


1. Wrap yarn around your fingers (or cardboard) about thirty times.

2. Cut yarn and leave about a foot of extra length.

3. Remove fingers (or cardboard).

4. Wrap extra length around the middle twice.

5. Tie a tight knot.

6. Cut the looped ends of each side.

7. Fluff the pom-pom.



Snow Flakes

1. Cut three same-size pieces of pipe cleaner: about five to eight inches, depending on the size of your snowflakes.

2. Make an X with two pieces and twist together in the middle.

3. Take a third piece and crisscross it through the middle and twist together

4. Spread the pieces evenly.

5. Cut six or more 3-inch pieces.

6. Find the middle of each piece and twist one piece to the middle of each longer piece until all six have a V-shape attached to it, to create a snowflake shape.

7. Lay out your garland base (yarn, ribbon, streamers, etc.) and attach pom-poms and snowflakes.



Take it further: Use paper clips or clothespins to attach photos, ticket stubs, or other lightweight memorabilia to your garland.

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