DIY Paper Chains

Decorate a room or wrap a gift with paper chains! Paper chains are easy to make and super cute. Learn how make some at home in a few simple steps! 

Interior Design expert, Tara Dennis, loves the idea of recreating a room with the simple use of paper. A popular and affordable decorating idea that’s back in vogue as a favourite party decoration for you to drape across a room/ or along a wall to add festivity to your next celebration - oh so pretty!

What’s more, this beautiful craft provides the perfect opportunity for parents and children to create with colour!  You’ll need:

  • Coloured papers (colour on both sides is best)
  • Scissors
  • Glue or double sided tape
  • Hole Punch

Step 1
Cut paper into strips. The longer the strips, the larger the loops will be. The strips used here are 20cm long and 3cm wide

Step 2
Using one paper strip, make the first loop by applying glue to one end and sticking it to the other.

Step 3
Slip your second paper strip through the middle of the first one and glue this one together to create two linked loops. Keep creating new links until you’re happy with the length of your paper chain.

Step 4
Punch a hole at one end of your chain and hang it proudly for all of your guests to see!


  • To create our star garlands we used coloured papers along with star and circle punches. To join them together we used a sewing machine.
  • An easy way to hang them is with 3M clear hooks which are removable after the party is over.

Tara Dennis has been appointed as ambassador for Reed Gift Fairs, Melbourne

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