Simple {Graphic 45} Christmas Garland Tutorial

To make this project I used the following Graphic 45 papers from the Christmas Past Collection:

Christmas Past Frames

Ode to Joy

Jolly Old St. Nicholas

Glad Tidings

Start with a 12×12 inch piece of chipboard and cut six 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ rectangles.

To create a tag from each rectangle:

Cut off the top right hand corner of the chipboard rectangle and then use the cut off edge as a template to reverse cut the opposite side. Afterward, punch a hole in between the two cut-off corners.

Using the “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” paper, cut two 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ pieces featuring Santa (I cut off the postage stamp edges first, it made this process much easier).

Cut out one 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ piece from the “Ode to Joy” paper featuring the angels.

Punch out the three 3-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ frames from the “Christmas Past Frames” (these are pre-cut to the exact size you will need).

Attach all six of the 3-1/2″ x 5 -1/2″ pieces of Graphic 45 papers on top of the six cut chipboard pieces.

After the Graphic 45 paper is attached to the chipboard, re-cut corners and re-punch holes in the tags.

Chalk the edges of each individual tag using Liquid Chalk.

Trace around your favorite part of each tag using a Sparkle Gelly Roll pen.

Examples of the Sparkle Pen:

Attach ribbon or lace to the bottom of each individual tag (in this case I used a lace that has tiny pom-poms).

Using your “Glad Tidings” paper, punch out six 1/2″ circles and then punch a hole in the center of each circle.  Afterward, use liquid chalk around the edge of each circle.

Attach the one circle over the hole on each individual tag.

Push red ribbon through the hole of each tag to string them together.

Your garland is finished!

If this garland is too plain for your taste, try adding flowers, additional ribbons, charms and Graphic 45 Christmas Past Tags.

Simply hang the garland above a mirror, doorway, fireplace or any place you desire.


Christie Bryant

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