Posts Tagged ‘garland’
Remember those bowls of colorful gumballs I was playing around with a while back?
Well, I can finally share what I made with these little, round treats - a DIY gumball garland for One Charming Party.
Want to make one of your own? You can create one of these sweet strands, really easily, for a birthday party or nearly any other (kid-friendly) occasion. But before you get started, I have a few tips for streamlining the process (and making sure the gumballs don’t crack when you puncture them). See the full tutorial, along with my tips and tricks, over on One Charming Party.
For more DIY projects like this one, visit the DIY projects page.
I was at Target the other day (surprise) and I saw these really awesome paper napkins in the party section. I remembered reading this post from Jordan Ferney about how the best time to buy napkins is when you see ‘em because when you’re actually looking for party supplies you may not find what you want. With that in mind, I threw a few different patterns in my cart and when I got home, I came up with a couple ways to use these pattern-y paper products for something other than parties. The first of those ideas is what I’m sharing today. Here’s how I made a scallop party garland using paper napkins in about 10 minutes…
Materials: paper napkins // scissors // string or twine // glue stick
*Note about materials: It’s better to use a glue stick than any other type of glue for this particular DIY because the napkins are fragile and will get crinkly and yucky if you use a regular bottle of glue.
How to make it: Cut out scallop or half circle shapes on napkins that have been folded in half. Unfold to show more of a circle shape. Cover the circle with glue from your glue stick. Lay the string for the garland right where the crease in the circle is, fold it back over the string and press down lightly. Repeat the process over and over again until you’ve reached your desired length. Wait for it to dry and you are ready to hang your garland for your next party (Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner). You can use this as a wall art piece too, like I did, if you aren’t planning a party anytime soon.
And here’s how the finished project turned out..
Like I mentioned before, it was a pretty speedy process. This could definitely be completed last minute, before guests arrive for a get-together. AND if you have paper napkins with a great pattern on them at home already, you won’t even have to leave the house to get supplies. What do you think? Is this something you might try?
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch
I love party garlands as much as the next girl, trust me, but they’re so temporary. And truth be told, I don’t throw many parties. So I created a casual garland that fits more into the home decor category than party accessory. It’s one of the easiest garlands I’ve ever made and as soon as I get my hands on more supplies, I am knotting up another five or six strands to hang in our entryway.
It doesn’t get any easier than this one ladies. Here’s how to make your own…
Supplies: scissors and decorative rope cord or trim (that’s it!)
How-To: Start single-knotting a strand of rope every six inches or so, until you have knotted the entire length. Add additional strands of knotted rope and hang. Easy as pie. Unknot the rope when you are done using the garland and you can reuse the material for another project.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
Looking for more quick and easy garland ideas? Try this one.
Okay, so I’ve been a busy little bee lately with DIY projects. And I wanted to share two of my most recent holiday DIYs with you that I did for Curbly. Cool?
First, is this 6 ft tall space-saving alternative Christmas tree idea. This is the largest project (physical scale wise) I’ve ever done and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. You can read the full step-by-step instructions and see more photos right here, if you’d like.
And if you’re curious how I made the garland that is on the tree, I have a DIY for that too: the 5 minute garland DIY is so easy a cave man could do it. Sorry, I had to say it.
What have you been up to lately? Anything fun?
Whether you call it bunting or garland, I’m certain that this is the easiest DIY you will ever complete. Do I have your attention?! Good. If you have about a 1 minute and a half, you have the time to make one of these. And if you have 5 minutes, you can make a garland that is a few yards long.
What do you need to make this?
- circle sticker labels
How do you make the easiest bunting ever?
- Grab your favorite string and cut to desired length.
- Take out your circular sticky labels. Remove sticky back. Center the sticker on your string. Hold over the string to touch the sticky parts together, forming a half moon shape.
- Move your string over a half inch and repeat step #2. That’s it! Told you it was easy!
Here’a another image of the finished project…
What do you think? If you’re a fan of this project…First, I’m glad you like it. And second, I have a wee little challenge for you. Are you up for it?
The 1 minute bunting challenge:
Okay, here’s the challenge… I want to know how many circle stickers you can attach to your garland string in 1 minute! Let me know in the comments what your number is and we’ll compare. Deal?
P.S. The new exhibition is up today. One of our newest exhibitors, Twiggs Photography, is offering 20% off all orders with the coupon code PNS20 at checkout. Enjoy! And please visit the rest of this month’s exhibitors here.