Elena of Avalor Tree Garland + Giveaway

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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,


11 Responses

  1. Kathy, bless you for always keeping us up to date on not only what is happening in the crafty world, but the media world as well! I didn’t know about Miss Elena! So cute! Can’t wait to check this out!!

  2. My twinkies, emma and Bianca, 2 years old, absolutely love Elena! Every night their parents have a coronation for them as princess elena! I would really like to win your giveaway!

  3. I have not seen the series because I don’t have children, I wish I did(specifically a daughter.) I am so happy there is a Latinaesque princess and other diverse Disney Princesses emerging. I came back from Disneyland and Disney California Adventure last night and it was refreshing to see adorable little girls in Elena’s Costume. I only had Snow White, Cinderella and Arora to look up to as a girl. I was so inspired by Viva Navidad and the Mariachi Diva’s. it was truly inspiring, I got so emotional I actually cried of happiness (I tried to hide my tears) to see diversity in the Disney mainstream market not just my own heritage but everyone’s! I saw Elena’s beautiful photo back drop. So this big girl is going to definitely see what this beautiful series is about. Happy late Tee Gee and Feliz Navidad!

  4. Adorable garland and decorations by the way. I’m so inspired. I’ve done Nightmare before Christmas Christmas. And Pink Hello Kitty Christmas. This year I’m so inspired to do a colorful Mexi-California Christmas! And make my late Grandmother’s diamond shaped biscochos too! Cheers!

  5. Hi dear crafty chica, I love love Elena. It is very inspiring for my 7yo 1/2 Mexican 1/4 Chilean and 1/4 Columbian daughter. She made me record last Sunday’s Elena special mini movie (with Sofia the 1st), and to watch it with her twice. She will love this fun garland and tree decoration idea. Thank you dear.

  6. Nothing more inspired than a young woman seeking knowledge. I’ve only read about Elena, I need to see more! Shiney garland is a great holiday treat; I love me some colored tissue paper. So perfect for almost anything holiday, one year I wrapped all the children’s holiday gifts in a rainbow of colored tissue paper! ❤️

  7. We are big Disney fans and love all the Disney shows but we haven’t seen this one yet. The kids definitely want to see it so I was thinking winter break would be a great time so I can get stuff done around the house. I would give this to be daughter.

  8. My four and two year old girls absolutely LOVE Elena and honestly, so do I! It’s one of the few kid’s shows I actually enjoy watching with them! We just spent a year on mission in Nicaragua so my girls really love hearing the Spanish and seeing the Hispanic cultural influences of the show! Pick me for the giveaway, lol!

  9. My family loves this show. This is a good idea for children. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. My family would love this book.

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