Dotted Garland DIY Party Decoration for any event


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My daughter Madison is turning 1 in September and I can’t believe how fast the time is going.  Of course since she is my first little girl we are going all out for her birthday celebration but on a budget of course.  I have decided to make all of her party decorations to save myself a lot of money plus it’s fun to create these adorable pink and silver garlands and even the older kids can help out.  This project cost me under $5 to make and it’s something we can use for her party than hang in her room after for keepsake.  This is just the first of many DIY projects I will be creating for her over the top 1st birthday and there will be many more tutorials coming your way.  This dotted garland is perfect for all occasions and party events and can be done in a wide range of colors.


Supplies Needed:

  • Scrap Paper/Cardstock (Your choice of colors. I used 3 different ones) – Hobby Lobby or Joann Fabrics
  • Circle Paper Punch, 2.5-Inch (I purchased mine on Amazon here.
  • String/Twine – Hobby Lobby or Joann Fabrics
  • Hot Glue Gun


Using your Circle Paper Punch cut out as many circles as you desire.  Keep in mind you will need 2 circles per completed circle.  I used 54 circles total and it really depends how long or short you would like your garland to be.

Once you have your circles cut out lay your string out and let an extra 15″ hang to the side, which will be used to tying your garland later.

Apply your first circle under the string (15″ from the end of the string) and apply hot glue over the string and on the paper.

Add on the top circle and press firmly to ensure the glue holds it in place.

Place the next circle 2 inches from the first, and continue on until you have reached your desired length.

That’s it! It’s a very easy project to create, is affordable and you can personalize your own colors.

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Finished Product:




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