We pride ourselves on being able to put together a party in minutes, from signature cocktails to the perfect playlist for the occasion. And there is one very important detail that every party we throw has in common (besides a photo booth): DIY garlands! As simple as they are, they instantly add a festive vibe to any room, office or outdoor space. Today, we’re pleased to show you five garlands you can make in under 15 minutes — you can even make some of them in under five! :)


Tools + Materials:
 – card stock

– Scotch™ Scissors

– gold paint pen

– Scotch® Magic™ Tape

– baker’s twine

– Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape

– Scotch® Patterned Duct Tape

– optional: circle, triangle, and square hole punch


As masters of the paper arts, we have a ton of fun-shaped hole punches lying around. If you don’t have these in your arsenal, you can use scissors or a utility knife to cut them out by hand.

Striped Circles


We’ll start with these festive striped circles. The floral Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape adds a springy vibe to this garland.


Punch or cut out circles. Attach two stripes of Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape to your circle, then trim off the excess. Use Scotch® Magic™ Tape to attach your circles to baker’s twine and you’re as good as done.


You can also switch up the patterns and colors if you’re going for a more playful look.

Hooray Pennants


Next up, we’re taking the traditional pennant banner and going mini with it.


Punch or cut out triangles in two different colors. Depending on your event and the theme, you can use as many or as few colors as you like. Write your message on the triangles, then use Scotch® Magic™ Tape to attach them to baker’s twine.



Peacock Print Squares


This garland is all about pattern, pattern and more pattern.


Create a sheet of Scotch® Patterned Duct Tape by sticking two pieces together, sticky side in. Then cut your sheet into smaller squares. Like our previous three garlands, the last step is to use Scotch® Magic™ Tape to attach your pieces to baker’s twine.


It’s like a little pixelated peacock snake!

Gold-Dipped Diamonds


If you gild it… it will be festive.


This one is easy as pie. Cut out a bunch of squares, then color half of them in with a gold paint pen. Attach them to baker’s twine and hang!


How fun is that?

3D Triangles


Finally, we’re adding a little dimension to our garland scene with these 3D washi triangles made from Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape.


Like you did with the duct tape, attach Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape to itself to create sheets. Cut out triangles in pairs. In each pair, cut one triangle partway down the middle and slide the other triangle into it. Use Scotch® Magic™ Tape to adhere the two pieces, creating a mini pyramid.


These would also make for a cool mobile in a kids’ room!


Don’t they look lovely together?


What are your last minute party tricks? Talk to us in the comments below.