Squirrels, acorns, pumpkins, turkeys, fall leaves oh my! November is all about these wonderful things, even here in SoCal because with just a simple piece of brown craft paper or a recycled brown paper bag and a squirrel die you can dress up your shelves with a fun garland in just a minute.
Did you make little girl and boy accordion fold paper garlands as a kid? I did and I had the idea to try the concept with my die cutting machine with the Sizzix squirrel die.
You can cut a single squirrel out paper to use as a folding guide. You want the paper to be folded just a bit smaller than the die you are cutting so the squirrels (or whatever shape you are using) stays together when unfolded.
Then simply fold the long strip of paper as many times as you like.
Place the folded paper carefully on the die so that the tips of the die on each side are exposed.
Voila! Run through the die cutter and there you have a paper garland perfect for decorating shelves, windows, a cake plate, or whatever you want to add a fall festive touch to.