This month our resident noncrafter, Barrie Gillies, goes mano a mano with circle punches and pretty paper to create winsome décor that dresses up a reception doorway. Curtain up!

You'll Need

• 3 circle punches (1 1/2-inch, 2 1/2-inch, and 3 1/2-inch)

• Assorted papers; we used six 18-by-24-inch sheets in two solid blues (one light, one dark) and four 12-by-12-inch sheets of scrapbook papers in different patterns
• 3 glue sticks
• 25 yards of 1/8-inch ribbon, cut into ten 2 1/2-yard-long strands

Where to Buy
• Solid paper: New York Central Art Supply
• Patterned scrapbook paper and ribbon: Michaels
• Punches: Marvy Uchida

Time: 4 hours
Cost: $40 for 10 garlands

Cake: A Simple Cake.

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