Christmas Paper Chain

Make your home look festive with a Christmas Paper Chain. These adorable decorations are cheap, simple and fun to make.

Christmas Paper Chain Printables


Christmas Paper Chain template (see below) or use wrapping paper cut to size


1. Cut each chain link, leaving approximately 1 cm of white on one side (the printer margin is perfect).

Christmas Paper Chain -- free printable -- instructions

2. Make a circle by overlapping the non-white side over the white edge.

Christmas Paper Chain -- free printable -- instructions

3. Staple to hold the chain link together.

Christmas Paper Chain -- free printable -- instructions

4. Link the next piece of paper through the completed circle, and continue the steps until your Christmas Paper Chain is the desired length.

Christmas Paper Chain -- free printable -- instructions

You can use the Christmas Paper Chain for all sorts of things! Below are some ideas.


Hang up on the wall. Because the chain is made of paper, it’s quite light so good quality blu tack works well.

Christmas Paper Chain -- free printable -- hang on the wall


Hang on the Christmas Tree, or decorate an outdoor tree on a fine Christmas Day.

Christmas Paper Chain -- free printable -- decorate the tree

Table Centrepiece

Make a shape out of the chain and use in the centre of a table.

Christmas Paper Chain -- free printable -- paper chain heart

Along a window – Inside or Outside

Use above a door or window, inside the house or outside (on a patio).

Christmas Paper Chain -- free printable -- above a window

Free Printables — Christmas Paper Chain

Below are 12 free printable Christmas Paper Chain designs.  I’ve put each chain link close to eachother so there is no need to cut around each individual one.  To access the PDF file, click on the picture.

To see the entire range of handmade decorations, click here: Christmas Tree Handmade Decorations

To see the entire range of Christmas Craft on this blog, click here: Christmas Craft

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    December 19, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Ooh thanks Kelly, those printables are lovely, this is a gorgeous idea.

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    Aroha @ Colours of Sunset
    December 19, 2011 at 6:35 am

    These are fantastic! I also just found another use for the rings – napkin holders! Thanks for these!

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    December 19, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Stunning! I don’t think I have seen such cute paper chains before!

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    December 19, 2011 at 8:43 am

    We bought a pack of 200 sheets of really bright coloured paper from Kmart for $2.00 and did exactly this. Was cheap and easy and the kids loved doing it. We also did a bit of learning with the 2yo by asking her to pick a colour and or tell us what colour we picked up.

    We made all our Christmas decorations this year and it was a lot of fun! I love your printables too 🙂

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    Janice - Learning 4 kids
    December 19, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    These paper chains are GORGEOUS! I love the printables, you are so clever Kel……thank you! Off to share this on facebook! xx

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    December 20, 2011 at 7:20 am

    So true, a sweet and easy craft. Those are lovely to have on-hand. Great papers. Thank you. Clarice

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    December 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    These are just what I need because I am getting my lost tinsel in a virtual tangle LOL. I need something pretty to use instead, Thanks Kelly.

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    December 20, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks Kelly, my 5 yo daughter is always wanting to create something. We will be doing this tomorrow together with making play dough – you are a lifesaver 🙂

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