Holiday Light Paper Garland

Mini Gift Tags to match!

The first week of December is always holiday decorating time at SuzerSpace. We especially like outdoor lights, but because we both don’t enjoy being on the roof, we never hang them there. We go the easier route of wrapping the bushes and putting up some oversize lights in the flowerbeds.

A Holiday Light Paper Garland fills the back window nicely, and the way the files fit together, there’s room to create a bunch of matching mini gift tags.

Supply List

To create this holiday light paper garland and matching gift tags you will need:

  • 1 sheet (8.5 x 11)  each of Yellow, Green, Red, and Blue light weight cardstock (so four sheets total)
  • 2 sheets of Black Card stock (8.5 x 11)
  • Black yarn/twine/string
  • Stapler
  • Glue, glue stick or glue dots. Or a really tiny stapler
Cut the files

Download the cutting files – I’ve saved them as Silhouette Studio files and as a PDF in case you want to cut them by hand

Holiday light paper garland cut pieces

Cut the Light Bulb shapes on each of the colors of the cardstock. And then cut the two different bulb ends on the black card stock.


For the garland, fold the each bulb end in half and sandwich a colored bulb piece at the end. Staple them together, being sure to catch all three parts in the staple, and try to keep the staple straight since this will determine how the bulb will hang on the string.

One assembled light from the holiday paper light garland

When all the bulbs are complete, thread your yarn/twine/string through both slots on the bulb end and then spread the bulbs evenly across the length of the string. I attach my garland to my back window by tying a loop at each end and putting those loops over two push pins I have stuck in the top of the window frame. The pins nearly invisible at that height.

For the mini gift tags, the assembly process is the same, except I used glue dots to adhere the bulb end assembly to the light piece. If you have a tiny stapler, that would work, tool.

I will thread them onto the ribbon on the gift packages as I wrap them, and add the person’s name in Sharpie on the colored bulb part.

Holiday paper light garland matching gift tags

Paper Holiday Light Garland with matching mini gift tags (free cutting files included!) |



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