By General Crafts Contributor Victoria from the blog Dazzle While Frazzled.
Bring a patriotic touch to your mantel or add some festive to your party décor with a cute stars and stripes paper bow 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 and festive scrapbook stickers.
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.
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.
If desired, add a second bow on top of the first bow. Do so by cutting a paper goodie bag in half lengthwise, gathering in the middle to make a bow, sandwich it between the first bow and secure with the twine.
Secure the bows to the twine with a piece of tape.
Add some patriotic scrapbook stickers to the middle of each bow.