These garlands are adorable and simple to make. For the pinecone garland, it's as simple as wrapping and tying the twine around the pinecone. For the origami stars, you'll learn how to transform thin strips of paper into three dimensional stars. They're cute as a button and making them is a little addictive.
I start off by cutting strips of regular copy paper lengthwise, so that they’re 1/2 inch by 11 inches. Then the first step in folding is to create a small loop at one end. Take the top end of the strip over to the right and loop it around and behind, so that there is an inch of the short end sticking out from the left hand side.