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I am so excited to announce that I am a new member of the Xyron® Design Team!  Xyron creates innovative products for the craft, education, and creative worlds.  I have been using their products since 2003, when I first started scrapbooking my college years.  I actually won the 1.5″ Sticker Maker at a scrapbooking night party.  I have been addicted to their products ever since.  So when I got the opportunity to apply to be a part of their design team, how could I turn that down?  (You can follow all the fun and crafty projects we create over on our Pinterest board!!)

For those who are new to The Organized Mama, I want to welcome you.  And for those who have been with me for a while, you are incredible and I so appreciate all of our support and encouragement!!  (Virtual hug, friends!)  My name is Jessica, and I am an insanely organized person who loves to help other organize, create fun projects, decorate/ redecorate our home, and watch as much television as I possibly can before the kids wake up from their nap.  But, enough about me.  Let’s get to crafting up some no-sew paper garland.

Paper Garland Tutorial

Creating Stickers

So I have been using the Xyron® 1.5″ Sticker Maker since 2003, so making stickers is my jam!  My kids love to turn any of their old artwork into stickers so they can create a new piece of artwork.  We will either use different hole-punchers, or my Silhouette Cameo to cut out shapes that we want to turn into stickers.  Then, I either fold the paper to fit into the 1.5″ sticker maker, or cut the paper to the size of the sticker maker to create stickers before I pull it through the machine.  Once it is pulled through the machine, the kids or myself will remove the top layer to create a sticker.  Then, the kids can decorate (almost) anything with the stickers they have made!

Using Sticker Maker

Materials For All Projects Listed:

Cutting Machine or Large Hole-Puncher

Decorative Paper

Xyron® 1.5″ Sticker Maker and Permanent Refills

Festive Twine or Clear Bead Wire

Centerpiece

Single Paper Garland Tutorial

To spruce up your sticker-making skills, I thought it would be fun to create some paper garland, because I am obsessed with paper garland.  I typically sew the paper garland together.  But, I got a request for a pink, black, and gold paper garland, and my gold paper was white on the backside.  I decided to use my Xyron® 1.5″ Sticker Maker to create a gold backing for the garland.  Once I saw how easy it was to create a backing for my gold paper, I decided to test out this “no-sew” method for an entire five-feet paper garland using circles.

Twine and Circle

To start, I cut out all the circles using my Silhouette Cameo.  But you can use a large circle hole-puncher, as it does the same thing.  Once all my circles were cut, I ran about half of them through the Xyron® 1.5″ Sticker Maker.  I would do about six to eight circles at a time through the sticker maker.

Sticker Onto Twine

Taking one circle off the sticker paper, I set that circle down, with the sticker side facing up.  I took some twine and laid it in the middle of the sticker circle.  Then, I took another circle was I did not run through the sticker maker, and laid it on top of the other circle.  I repeated this process until it was about five-feet in length.

Paper Garland

I am really loving how easy this project was to complete, especially since there was no sewing involved!

Paper Garland Centerpiece

3-D Paper Garland Tutorial

Once I realized how easy it was to create a no-sew single paper garland, I decided to kick it up a notch and see what would happen if I layered three or four circles on top of each other to create some 3-D garland or table decorations.

Folding Paper Circles

I started by grabbing some decorative paper and cutting out circles using my Silhouette Cameo.  I tried to use a variety of colors so that the garland would look interesting.  Once all my circles were cut out, I folded each circle in half.  Then, I ran each folded circle through the Xyron® 1.5″ Sticker Maker.

Making Stickers

I decided to run four folded circles through at a time.  Once all four circles were folded, I took off the top layer.

Removing Sticker Paper<