The new year is around the corner and a perfect way to get excited for the brand new year is to create a fun and festive 2014 garland. You can customize your garland to coordinate with your holiday décor or create a garland using your favorite color palette as inspiration and keep it hanging all year long. Try backing the cut-out numbers in pretty patterned paper, holiday gift wrap, glitter paper, or fabric.
Materials: Cardstock, Printer, X-Acto knife, cutting mat, ruler, gluestick, glitter cardstock, 1/8” hole punch, twine
Step 1: Print the numbers 2, 0, 1, 4 onto 4.25”x 5.5” pieces of cardstock.
Step 2: Use X-Acto knife to cut out the numbers from the cardstock. (Note: For the numbers “0” and “4”, make sure to keep the interior cut out portions of the numbers, which will later be glued onto the glitter cardstock.)
Step 3: Cut out four 4.5”x5.75” pieces of glitter cardstock.
Step 4: Place glue on the backside of the cut-out number and adhere it to the glitter cardstock. Glue interior portions of the numbers “0” and “4” onto the glitter cardstock.
Step 5: Use 1/8” hole punch and punch two holes on each side of the numbers.
Step 6: String twine through the holes to create the banner, leaving 12” on each end of the banner.