How To Use Paper Goodie Bags To Make a Patriotic Garland

How to make a patriotic garland from paper goodie bagsAre you in need of a fast yet 100% USA decor idea? Did you look at your calendar and see that you are hosting a Red, White and Blue party that’s like a week away?! If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then you and I are in the same boat.

I almost fell off my chair when I saw that a party I sent out invites for a while back was now days away and I haven’t yet started to plan food, drinks and most importantly, the decorations. (Deep yoga breathing.)

So when I saw these patriotic paper goodie bags, I knew I could do something quick and crafty and get this USA party started…

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how to make a paper goodie bag patriotic garland

Party bags aren’t just for birthday treats. Celebrate the Red, White and Blue with a very simple-to-craft patriotic garland using paper goodie bags. All hail the Chief!

– Paper goodie bags (how fun are these?)
– Twine (lots of things can be made with this twine)
– Patriotic scrapbook stickers (I used these)
– Tape
– Craft scissors

Step #1:
Cut a piece of twine a little longer than the length of where the garland will be displayed, i.e. mantel.

Turn the goodie bag horizontally. Grab it in the middle and gather it so that it resembles a bow shape.
How to make a patriotic garland from paper goodie bags
Step #2:
Wrap the twine around the middle of the bow. Knot at the back of the bow.

Continue making paper bows, lining them up along the twine, until you reach your desired length.

How to make a patriotic garland from paper goodie bagsStep #3:
If desired, add a second bow on top of the first bow. Do so by cutting a paper goodie bag in half lengthwise. Gather it in the middle to make a bow, sandwich it between the first bow and secure with the twine.
How to make a patriotic garland from paper goodie bagsStep #4:
Flip the garland over. Secure the bows to the twine with a piece of tape to give them more stability. You may also choose to put a piece of rolled tape under each side of the bow where the bows overlap.

Step #5:
Add some patriotic scrapbook stickers to the middle of each bow.
How to make a patriotic garland from paper goodie bagsHow to make a patriotic garland from paper goodie bags

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25 thoughts on “How To Use Paper Goodie Bags To Make a Patriotic Garland

  1. Lori says:

    Hi Victoria! This is so adorable and easy!! I would have never thought of using those bags! Thanks so much for sharing and linking up at DI & DI 🙂

  2. Steph S. says:

    Wow! I would have never thought of this. It’s a very neat idea. Frugal too. Do you think this would be durable enough to save from year to year, or just make it each year since it looks so easy?

  3. Kim says:

    What a great idea! Love it! Yours looks better than one that I bought. I’m wishing I’d found this first!!! Happy 4th of July!

    • DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

      Thanks! I’m looking at mine on my mantel and I’m happy with how it turned out. Happy 4th to you too.

  4. Laurie says:

    What a fabulous idea and it really turned out cute! Hope you will share your project with us at the Celebrate the USA Link Party which runs to July 4th! We enjoy having you share with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned to share

  5. Ashleigh says:

    This is a great repurpose! I love how it came out!

    And congrats! We have chosen to feature this delicious post on the next Peace, Love, Linkup! Grab a feature button and stop by tomorrow at 6 to share more great content! : )

  6. Pili says:

    Victoria, they look adorable and so easy to do!! Then you can keep them for next year I guess.
    Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing with us, hope you had a great 4th July!

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