The materials you need to make these are pretty simple--a paper punch, scrapbook paper, a sewing machine, and yarn. I used the yarn to make loops to attach to the first and the last circle on the strand to make it easier to hang.
After you attach the looped yarn to the first circle, then you just feed the paper through the sewing machine, one at time. The thread will just wind itself together between punches, so you can put them as close or as far apart on the thread that you want. I just kind of waited a "bum bum bum bum" and then added the next. That is super technical sewing-paper technology for "a couple seconds". I made 6 or so of the garland in varying lengths and then strung them in front of my stockings and in a couple little mini trees on the mantel.