Scrapbook Paper Chains: Classic, Washi, Advent & Ball

paper chains

Making a paper chain is a classic holiday craft. It’s also a great way to use some of those paper scraps and outdated scrapbook papers!


Classic Paper Chains

Cut paper into 1″ x 8″ strips with a paper trimmer, then link them together with tape, glue or staples:

paper chains close up


Washi Tape Paper Chains:

For this little paper chain, I used a 6×6 holiday-themed paper pad (cut into 1″ x 6″ strips) and washi tape:

washi paper chain


Advent Paper Chains:

Advent paper chains are made with 25 links; you remove one link each day to countdown the days until Christmas.

Here’s a great idea from Make and Takes:


image credit: Make and Takes

And here’s one that includes an activity each day – a lovely free printable from Less Ordinary Designs:

less ordinary designs

image credit: Less Ordinary Designs


Paper Ball Chains

Lastly, a unique paper chain idea – a paper ball chain tutorial from Dana Made It:

paper ball chains

image credit: Dana Made It


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