DIY paper leaf garland


You absolutely loved the DIY upcycled paper flower chandelier from the above, but I got a lot of requests to show how we made the green garland in the photo as well. I will say, making the garland out of paper was one of our smarter moves as we can now use it for multiple occasions and not have it die out on us. Score! It’s beautiful home decor but also perfect for summer gatherings and even winter gatherings as it has that holiday air. AND! This garland is easy peasy to make. Promise!


Learn how to make the DIY paper leaf garland below! 

DIY green leaf paper garland


  1. Cut out leaves with the template provided with the grain going vertically on the pattern
  2. Sew the leaves criss-crossed down the middle.
  3. That’s it! Keep going until you reach a length you would like. We made ours extra long so that we can cut them at whatever length we’d like them to be.

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Photography by Anna Killian  |  Styling by Brittany Jepsen


    • The most stable would be to use a sewing machine–even if you could borrow one. Hand stitching would work too, though more labor intensive. You could also glue each leaf together–again, more labor intensive.

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    I tried making this today using the pattern provided, which I appreciate. But the pattern was too big once I sewed them leaving the leaves limp. I should have observed from the photos the proportions were smaller. I am cutting the leaves about 60% of the size of the original pattern.

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    This is gorgeous! But I worry that the crepe paper wouldn’t have the structural integrity to stay the way it is when flat – ie. that all the leaves would droop when you hang the garland. Was this a problem for you?

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    Beautiful! Thank you for sharing and linking the paper you used.. can I ask if you used the color “moss” or “green tea” from their website?

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    I love this project! So beautiful! I want to make this and use as the string for balloons. Is the garland heavy? Do you think the helium balloon would be able to still float, or is the crepe paper light enough?

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    Hi !
    Thanks so much for sharing this.
    I wanted to ask what colour crepe paper did you order? They have 3 greens and I love how natural your green is looking against the light.
    Thank you !

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    Those Lars-built leaves are ingeniously gorgeous. Thank you for sharing details of this beautiful project with us.

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    What exact color crepe paper did you use? I can’t tell if it is the moss green or the forest green. Thanks for your help! I’m making yards and yards of it to decorate for my daughter’s Neverland themed baby shower!


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