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Mylar Garland DIY

by Kathleen Ballos

I love making party decorations that are dynamic and exciting to look at. Not only does this mylar garland bounce light onto the walls but it also catches the breeze and spins like crazy. It’s a little bit hypnotizing! And are you craving something sugary all of a sudden? It might be because of this garland’s striking resemblance to ribbon candy!

Mylar Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!Mylar Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!Mylar Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Click through for instructions…

Materials: Mylar wrapping paper, regular wrapping paper, scissors, glue stick, thread, needle.

Step 1: Cut the mylar wrapping paper into 1 1/2″ strips and the regular wrapping paper into 1″ strips. You’ll need a fair amount of paper strips for the garland, so don’t be afraid to cut lots.
Step 2: Thread your needle and sew large 2″ stitches through both layers of wrapping paper. While sewing, hold the papers together so that the plain paper is centered on the mylar.
Step 3: Gently gather the paper strips into round waves.
Step 4: Once you reach the end of one or both of the strips simply use a glue stick to attach another piece to the end.
Step 5: Continue stitching and gathering until the garland has reached the desired length.

Mylar Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!Mylar Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

  1. Dominique

    September 9, 2013

    I love the mix of the mylar and the paper. What an original garland.

  2. maggie

    September 9, 2013

    Everything you do is so stunning! My birthday’s in October so I just may have to make this for myself 🙂

  3. Akshara Vivekananthan

    September 9, 2013

    Love this idea of a mylar garland. I would love to experiment with different colors, especially for the holiday season!!

  4. Rhonda Jenkins

    September 9, 2013

    You always come up with the most original garlands! Love!! 🙂

  5. Birdy& Bambi

    September 9, 2013

    That is seriously pretty!
    We have a lovely friend who is an amazing crafter as well and we’ll definitly show her your post.

    Love and good night,

    Bambi and Birdy

  6. YoungMild&Free

    September 9, 2013

    I love the looks of this. It’s so bright and fun!


  7. joeley

    September 9, 2013

    i want to throw a party just to make this! everything about it works! love it.

  8. Pretty much adorable! Great idea. This could make a cute backdrop for a photographer. Love it!

  9. lyndsay // coco cake land

    September 9, 2013

    woohoo kathleen! that looks super cool, awesome first post! this could double as a chinese new year celebration garland – looks like a whole bunch of firecrackers, or it could be the body of a dragon! 🙂


    September 10, 2013

    simple and original DIY, love it!!

  11. Beach Totes

    September 10, 2013

    Wow such a great nice design here. Your work is a good.!

  12. Paulette Leto

    September 10, 2013

    That’s an amazing design. You make it look so easy, and so professional!

  13. Meghan

    September 11, 2013

    I love that this idea can be done with crafty things just lying around the house. I wonder if it might be possible for me to ask if you could post a series where you make gorgeous party decorations like this out of seemingly ugly/cheap/leftover items you can grab at dollar store/party city. I am thinking this because the mylar could have come from any left-over mylar garland and it would be so great to see some inexpensive non-speciality craft items one could throw together out of the cupboard. This is a perfect idea for something like that!

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