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Simple Festive Paper Chain Decorations

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Decorate the house for Christmas with a little nod to the good old days with these cheap and easy festive paper chains!

We’ve been feeling a little nostalgic this Christmas and so we’ve been spending lots of time with the kids making the sorts of Christmas decorations and games we used to make and play as kids.

So naturally retro style festive paper chains are featuring and we’ve been busy making lots of homemade Christmas decorations.

We remember making literally miles and miles of these paper decorations and throwing them up all over the house – and we loved doing them!

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If You Fancy Making Your Own Retro Festive Paper Chains – Here’s How

What you need to make festive paper chains

  • lots of sheets of A4 paper – plain colours, patterned any you like
  • scissors
  • sellotape 
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How To Make Festive Paper Chains

Step One – make the paper chains strips

  • Cut the A4 paper into strips length ways so you get nice big hoops.

Step Two – join the paper loops together to make long decorations

  • Curl a strip into a hoop shape and secure with a tiny piece of sellotape on the outside of the hoop.
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  • Take the next paper strip, hoop it through the previous loop and secure with sellotape.
  • Keep going until you have the length of paper chain you require.
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Step Three – decorate using the homemade decorations

  • String the paper bunting up all around your home or Christmas tree to decorate.

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More Kids Christmas Crafts To Make At Home

If your kids love to create Christmas decorations, paper chains and homemade cards then they’ll love these simple Christmas crafts!

  • Christmas Snowflake Angels – make little paper angels and use them to decorate the Christmas tree or as little festive bookmarks. You could even use these as little place names at the Christmas table.
  • Homemade Christmas Bauble – let the kids get busy with these homemade Christmas paper-mache baubles. You can make these as big or small as you like, and decorate to suit any colour scheme.
  • Christmas Crowns – kids love to make these cute, sparkly Christmas crowns, they’re lovely for wearing for Christmas dinner with the family!
  • Build A Grinch – kids will love this Grinch craft from The Purple Pumpkin Blog!

Get loads more Christmas crafts for kids here

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How To Make Festive Paper Chains

Yield: Makes Loads!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: £2

A simple, cheerful Christmas decoration craft - create your own paper chains to decorate your space!

Materials

  • 20 sheets of A4 paper - choose Christmas colours/patterns
  • Sellotape

Tools

  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut the A4 paper into strips length ways so you get nice big hoops.
  2. Curl a strip into a hoop shape and secure with a tiny piece of sellotape on the outside of the hoop.
  3. Take the next paper strip, hoop it through the previous loop and secure with sellotape.
  4. Keep going until you have the length of paper chain you require.
  5. String the paper chains up all around your home or Christmas tree to decorate.

Notes

You can make these paper chains any colour you like, big hoops, small intricate hoops, just do your own style!

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