Start by punching out eight scalloped circles; I like to use four sheet music or lighter colors and four contrasting or darker colors but you can do any combination or solid colors. You can do this with only four paper punches and up to about 12-16! Try this with other shaped punches; get creative!
Fold them in half with the good side on the inside:
Fold them all and cut a 16" piece of cord. Tie a knot at the end leaving a couple inches:
Start gluing; my punch has an odd number of scallops so just make sure to line them up and alternate colors:
When you get to the last one, add the cord with the knot at the bottom, then glue the last punch (a bead would look cute at the bottom too!) :
I just love the look of paper ornaments. Get creative with your gift wrapping; add a couple to your box with a ribbon. You can also make garlands like this for any occasion!