Cut your 8 1/2 x 11 carstock in half lengthwise with the paper slicer.
Mark the half way point on the short end of the 4 1/4 x 11 paper with a pencil all the way down.
Using the paper slicer again, cut your paper in 1 inch strips.
Run the paper through your sewing machine on the pencil marks. Alternate colors and leave a 1/4 inch gap between the paper. I couldn't take a photo of me sewing this part as it's hard to run the sewing machine and take a photo at the same time, so this is what it looks like when you are all finished.
Hang your paper garland outide to welcome your guests to your Eid party.
Or you can lay your garland on the table for a fun table runner!