Making Dessert Garland Banners

Making Dessert Garland Banners

cupcake ice cream and donut dessert garland banners against white wall background

The other day I learned a lesson: Don’t scour Pinterest when you’re hungry. Or, maybe, since it resulted in these adorable dessert garland banners, it should be always scour Pinterest when you’re hungry, but that’s up for debate.

These dessert garland banners were inspired by my undying love for donuts, my insatiable hunger, and pining for these sweet treats on a Thursday afternoon. I will travel to the ends of the earth for a good donut, but that just wasn’t feasible that day. So instead of tracking down a donut or ice cream cone, I brought them to JAM. And even though they weren’t as good as the real thing, it took my mind off of ripping into a delicious donut for a little while.  Key words: a little while. Before I finished we were already contemplating bringing in donuts and cupcakes for pictures…but let’s be real it was more for us to eat then to get some good pictures of.

ice cream and donut dessert garland banners laid out on white desk with supplies

Anyways, I digress. These strands of garland seriously look good enough to eat and are quick, easy and fun to make! Use them for birthday parties or themed get-togethers. I mean, how much fun would it be to host a donut party or an ice cream bar? Or you can just use them to dress up a dessert table at any party! Whatever the occasion, these garlands are festive and fun…and of course tasty looking!

white desk with stacks of colorful cardstock, glue, colored pens, scissors, and pencil

The supplies and directions are super simple and almost the same across the board. The only difference is that the donuts use JAM’s awesome wrapping paper and the other two use cardstock.

Donut Garland

paper donuts clipped to twine with clothespins

Supplies:

JAM Wrapping Paper

JAM Stardream Metallic Paper in Gold

Bistro Chalk Markers in various bright colors

Glue

Twine

Mini Clothes Pins

Directions:

Trace a large circle on the Stardream Metallic Gold paper. I used a full roll of paper towels. Trace a smaller circle in the center for the hole. I used a toilet paper roll.

Next, on different colors of wrapping paper, draw a circle with wavy edges that is slightly smaller than the base of the donut.

Glue them together and decorate with the Chalk Markers.

Measure out the twine and clip the donuts to the twine with the Mini Clothes Pins. I used different colors and matched them to the colors of the donut frosting but that’s not totally necessary.

Ice Cream Garland

paper ice cream drawings clipped to twine with clothespins

Supplies:

JAM Cardstock in various pastel colors, brown and red

JAM Translucent Vellum Paper in Gold

Bistro Chalk Markers in various bright colors

Twine

Mini Clothes Pins

Directions:

Similarly to the donuts, you’re going to draw each shape onto the appropriate paper or cardstock. I drew a triangle for the cone on the Translucent Vellum Paper and used that to trace more triangles.

On the Pastel and Brown Cardstock, draw the shape of the ice cream and chocolate toppings. Glue these together and then glue them to the cone. If you want, make cherries out the red Cardstock.

Decorate as you please with the Chalk Markers.

Measure the twine and clip the finished cones on with the Mini Clothespins.

Cupcake Garland

paper cupcakes clipped to twine with clothespins

Supplies:

JAM Cardstock in various pastel colors

JAM Kraft Wrapping Paper

Bistro Chalk Markers in various bright colors

Twine

Mini Clothes Pins

Directions:

The directions for the cupcakes are basically the same as the ice cream cones. I drew the base, drew the top, drew the candles and cut them all out and glued them together. I then decorated them with the markers. It’s really the simplest process ever! Once complete, again, measure the twine and clip them on.

Give these dessert garland banners a shot for your next gathering and get all of your guests drooling over them as if they were the real deal!

closeup dessert garland banners paper doughnut, ice cream, and cupcake

Author: Kate Branciforte

Kate is the eCommerce Content Writer and Editor for the JAM Paper & Envelope Marketing Team. She loves burritos, barbells, pop tarts and writing about paper...obviously.

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