Hello everyone! Today I’m excited to show you how to make this super cute Paper Chain Wall Hanging! This is a great way to add some color to a bare wall, or make an inexpensive party photo backdrop. I made mine rainbow and super long to fit my wall, but you can use whatever colors or pattern you’d like Let’s get started!
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Paper Chain Wall Hanging
- Construction paper in a variety of colors.
- Paper cutter or scissors.
- Hot glue gun.
- Thin dowel rod or yarn to hang your paper chains from.
Start by cutting your construction paper intro strips that are the width of the paper long (should be about 9 inches) and 1 1/2 inches wide. I cut a whole bunch and organized them by color. Now let’s make our first loop. You just need to put a strip of hot glue at the top of one of your paper strips.
Then overlap the two ends by about 1/2 inch. Now to add another loop, all you have to do is thread the next paper strips through the loop, and glue it’s ends together the same way. It’s super easy. Here’s how I did the pattern I used. I made 9 rows of loops, with a 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 pattern.
Next I just started adding the second color, keeping the pattern of loops the same. I used the 6 main rainbow colors in ROYGBIV order. Go ahead and make all your paper chains, taking care to keep your pattern correct. It goes really fast once you get started, and I made this whole thing in about half an hour!
Now you just need to string your paper chains onto your dowel rod or your yarn, and hang it up!
I love it! It’s the perfect way to fill up a blank wall, and you can make it any colors you want. You can even use scrapbook paper if you want it to be patterned. I hope you had fun learning how to make this Paper Chain Wall Hanging with me today!