Top 20 Paper Garland Ideas

top 20 paper garland ideas

The latest big trend on the party styling scene is the paper garland, and in my opinion they’re a welcome change after the much loved but overdone bunting craze. It’s exciting to see paper art taking on new forms, with a plethora of shapes and styles popping up everywhere.

When wanting to jazz up your party, you can’t go wrong with a paper garland really – they’re inexpensive, easy to make and can make a big impact easily. I’ve been super inspired by the creative ideas spotted around so I had to share my favourites with you!

gold glitter garland

This gold number is an easy crowd-pleaser. Would look great draped down from the ceiling for a wedding reception or NYE party.

paper garland

Love the shape of these little droplets for something different.

paper flower garland

A gorgeous idea for an outdoor party, wedding or draped around the house any time just because. Made from a mixture of tissue paper and regular green paper

paper garland

This wedding backdrop idea via Martha Stewart is a stroke of genius and I’m in love with the colour and texture combo. Gorgeous! You can pick up these streamers online here.

ice cream cone garland

Cute little idea using honeycomb balls from Oh Happy Day (also take note of the cute tissue paper detail on the cake!)

tissue paper flower garland

Lovely delicate flower design using tissue paper

black and white paper garland

I love a bit of monochrome, and these mixed-pattern leaves are perfection!

geometric paper garland

Folded geometric-style fans for something different – they almost look like little butterflies.

paper fringe garland

Such a clever and super simple idea from Oh Happy Day. Just snip into regular ole tissue paper and drape for a statement fringe feature.

paper fan garland

Tape paper fans together for an instant pop of wow-factor colour

geometric paper garland

What’s not to love about 100’s of colourful triangles and circles?!

autumn paper garland

Such a beautiful leaf design for Autumn with fold lines down the centre for more of a 3D effect

diamond paper garland

This incredible geometric garland was used as a backdrop for a colourful wedding. Wouldn’t be the quickest project, but day-am it’s sexy! One of my ultimate favourites. Loving the random touches of gold glitter too for extra pizzazz.

paper chain garland

Made so many of these paper chains as a kid, but never quite looked this good! Love this juicy colour combo

paper leaf garland

Stunning leaf design made from sheets from a book + plain paper. Would look great as a wreath for Christmas too.

pinwheel garland

Another favourite from school days – still going strong!

map heart garland

Recycle your old maps for this sweet little number

paper garland

Simple but effective

paper fringe garland

Last but definitely not least, I am in love with this fringed paper garland/almost bunting, especially layered like this.

All I need now is an excuse for a party.. like, now!

To check out the original posts from any paper garland just click on the image


  1. kim says

    Maybe I’m missing something; are there directions included on how to make these, esp. the one that was a backdrop for a wedding? Thank you!

    • Fiona Michelon says

      Hi Kim,
      Just click any image to view the original post. :)
      The pink backdrop from Martha Stewart is just literally special shaped streamers that drape from the ceiling.
      Fiona x


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