As a part of our 24 Days of Advent collection, in this step-by-step tutorial, Deborah shows you how to make paper garlands that are festive and easy to personalise, and above all, fun to make.
No Christmas decorating is complete without a healthy helping of colourful holiday garlands, just as no holiday decor is complete without a Christmas tree. To emphasise on the themes at play, these paper garlands take on the shape of Christmas trees so that you can have both with a single craft.
Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell likes using raw or discarded material and transforming it into something beautiful and useful. This ranges from painting/collage, sewing, making rag rugs, paper cutting to carving wooden spoons. Deborah originally trained in Fine Art and received a grant from the Crafts Council in 1987. She has exhibited work widely and has taught in schools, art schools and art residencies. She has written 30 project-based craft books on a range of subjects and wants to encourage and value 'handwork' and creativity.
"I like using simple techniques and a few tools, the process of making is important to me and I believe the objects made can improve and enhance life. You see, making things is profound and important.”
- Deborah Schneebeli-Morrell, Maker