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This article is sponsored by Disney-Hyperion, all opinions and ideas are my own!

Before I share my Elena of Avalor craft, I’m excited to let you know I’m also giving away a prize pack in her honor! This Latina princess debuted on The Disney Channel earlier this year and has already become a beloved hit! The series incorporates influences from an array of Latino and Hispanic cultures. Elena is a headstrong teen who saves her kingdom from an evil sorceress, and then becomes crown princess until she reaches the age to become queen. Every episode involves a new lesson for her to learn about friendship, fairness and honoring her culture. It’s a super sweet fable for all ages, I hope she gets her own movie! Anyhoo – leave a comment on this post telling me if you have seen the series and I’ll choose one name to receive these gifts from Disney:

GIVEAWAY: Elena of Avalor: Feliz Navidad, a companion children’s book to the series, and an Elena of Avalor branded ornament. Both sponsored by Disney Publishing, 18 years or older to win, US resident. I’ll choose a winner next week. The book is on sale at retailers now and is a cute story about how Elena wants to host one big Navidad celebration for everyone, but each community has their own plans. Can she help her subjects learn what the true meaning is at this time of the year? You’ll have to check out the book to find out! Here is a link to order the book!

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I LOVE the cover of this book. That tree looks so festive, so many bright colors – I decided to use it as inspiration to make Elena of Avalor tree garland!

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SUPPLIES:

Colored tissue paper

Images of Elena

Decorative punches

Twine

Hole punch

Pipe cleaners

Gems

Glue, scissors

First, print off 1″ images of Elena (visit the site for official Elena printables). Use a punch to get the shape just right.

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Next, use a larger punch to cut out backgrounds for the images. I used this gold metallic cardstock because it looks regal for the season!

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Use glue to attach them.

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Set these aside and cut your tissue paper into four-inch circles, 5 sheets per flower.

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Fold in half, don’t crease, and use the hole puncher to make a hole so you can insert the wire or a pipe cleaner.

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Fluff up your flower.

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Working on a silicone mat, hot glue the flower to the twine.

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In between each flower, make a picture sandwich, or you can also use gems!

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I also made a strand of just pictures and gems, this will work great as filler!

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Use all kinds of bright colors that you see in the series and in the book!

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Make sure you save your garland for after the holidays to use for parties or decorations!

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Love & light,