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« on: October 31, 2010 06:10:14 PM »

I wanted to make a paper chain for my papercraft ornament Christmas tree, so I used wallpaper sample book pages & used a version of a "gum wrapper" paper chain.
It is VERY long!

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« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2010 07:04:09 PM »

This is awesome! I used to know how to do this when I was a kid, but have long since forgotten. Huh Tutorial please?
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010 08:08:52 PM »

This is very pretty! How long is it?
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« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2010 03:05:03 PM »

Here are some instructions (not mine).  Different thicknesses of paper require slightly longer or shorter strips to make it work well.

http://www.victoryseeds.com/candystore/nostalgiagum_chain.html

When I made a bracelet from magazine covers I cut the strips 4.5" x 2".  Maybe thinner paper would be better cut to 4.25" x 2' , or even 4".



Here's my chain from 6th grade Smiley



I use it for garland, which would be a great use for the wallpaper chain.



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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2010 07:51:47 PM »

Thank you Carol for posting this link for making gum wrapper paper chains

http://www.victoryseeds.com/candystore/nostalgiagum_chain.html

I make mine a little differently. Each piece is 1/2" x 4 1/2"
You can use larger pieces, but make sure they use the same ratio for increase

I would start at step # 8 then by folding each piece in half to make a
centre fold crease. Open it up, then fold the ends toward the centre crease.
Now fold it in half - there's your link

Slide each link's little "wings" into the folded "wings" of the next link.

If you'd like a better picture, I can do that.

Since gum isn't the same size anymore, the wrappers aren't either. - crumb!

So far, my chain is nearing 40' - I'm going to start another, because I started it as a way of using up my paper scraps.

Thanks for your questions - Cheers!
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