DIY Garlands

Wondering what to do with that boring blank wall? Here is a simple solution that costs next to nothing. Garland. No, no, not the kind of garland made from berries and pine branches during the holidays. I’m talking about garland that can be used year-round as a sort of art piece by itself. Hang them however you choose to best suite your room. Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing.

If you’re like me, then you aren’t afraid of glitter. In my opinion, glitter is a perfect way to bring some life to a plain wall. I love this garland because the scalloped shapes make the garland feel young, feminine, and not too serious.

Photo via poppytalk.com

Photo via poppytalk.com

This paper heart cut-out garland is super easy! Just fold a piece of paper in half vertically and cut a heart in the middle of the paper. Unfold the paper to show your cut-out heart. Then fold the paper in half  horizontally so it bends over the string. To make your garland more interesting, try using old book pages for your paper.

Photo via mypoppet.com

Photo via mypoppet.com

This garland is made out of small folded and woven stars. The shapes are quite  geometric and make for an unique focal point in any room. Here is a video on how to make the stars.

Photo via weheartit.com

Photo via weheartit.com

All you need to make this garland is thread, a needle, and paper. Just thread the needle through the paper like the picture above shows. Try using different shapes such as stars, flowers, or triangles.

What makes this garland special is the juxtaposition of the metallic and regular tissue paper. The pennant garland is a classic and will never go out of style. Trust me. Cut a horizontal strip of tissue paper and fold it in half. Cut a triangle out of the end of the folded paper and you have your first pennant.

For those of you who want a more natural feel as far as garland goes, try pinecones. They won’t crinkle and break apart like leaves and they can be used year after year. Dip pinecones in paint for a more graphic look.

I hope you have found inspiration to create a garland of your own. Now go and make something of that boring blank wall.

Design on,

Olivia

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