I might be addicted to making fun, colorful garlands – – – I can’t get enough! Well, actually I only made two, but still….let me tell you about them and their awesomeness
First up, the Paper Ball Garland (you might have seen a glimpse of this on Trevor’s Blog Post)-
I saw this over at MADE - hers is really cute with the solid colors:
But I wanted to go a little crazier so I used some fun patterned paper mixed in with solid paper – there was a huge sale on packs of paper at Michael’s, so of course I stocked up.
MADE has a detailed tutorial, so check out that if you need it. I got a big circle punch for Christmas anticipating it’s many crafty uses – and it was perfect for this project.
Then you just fold the paper around the thread to make it stick out various ways.
I love the mix of patterns and solids and the bright fun colors!
So, next up I made a scrap fabric garland. Also fun and cheerful:
I cut a length of twine and just tied strips of fabric to it – it was that easy. So easy that I didn’t take any how-to pictures for you.
I included strips of burlap in the garland because I thought it added depth and texture. I will be using both of these garlands to top off a bulletin board (more on that to come…)
Have you made any garlands?? Leave me a link in the comments and I’ll check them out. Maybe I’ll even do a garland round-up, because like I said, I think I’m hooked!