Entries Tagged as 'Garland'

Valentine’s Day Garland

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12.2.13

Valentine's-Garland 

Because Valentine’s Day is just two days away I thought it would be fun to do just a little Valentine decorating. Usually I’m not one for making a big deal out of all of the smaller holidays but as Nikolas gets older he really enjoys sitting near me while I do projects and helping where he can. This project was right up his alley. He helped sort and count out the hearts as I cut them. This was really simple and fun.

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 Supplies

  • Red and pink construction paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Fishing line

First cut out several red and pink hearts from the construction paper in varying sizes. I was going for home made so I folded the paper in half and cut the hearts without a pattern, just like I used to do in art class in elementary school.

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Next cut a length of fishing line or clear thread, lay your hearts out varying the sizes and colors.

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Put a little dab of hot glue onto the back of each paper heart and lay your fishing line into the glue allowing it to cool. Simple!

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Hang on the wall with thumb tacks and enjoy!

How to Make PomPom Garland

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26.11.12

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A few weeks ago I was looking for something to keep both Nikolas and I entertained. He’s at the age where loves hanging out with me while I do projects and helping me where he can. I did all the cutting and he helped me sort and string the pompoms. This turned out to be the perfect easy little garland to make together.

Although these are non-traditional colors I’ll be using mine for Christmas but this garland could work just as easily for spring decorations, birthday parties, baby or bridal showers depending upon the setting and colors you use.  The supplies are simple everything I already had on hand.

Supplies
  • Yarn in a few different colors of your choosing
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Clear thread or fishing line

DIY PomPom Garland013 Cut a 6 inch piece of yarn and place it flat on your work surface. Wrap the yarn around 3 fingers 30 times or so, gently slide the wrapped yarn off of your fingers and place on top of the cut piece of yarn. Tightly tie your bundle in the middle double knotting to secure.

DIY PomPom Garland014 Cut the loops on each end of your tied bundle and fluff , it will look a little raggedy at this stage which is OK. Continue clipping around in a circle creating a pompom. Repeat the process and make a bunch of pompoms in each of your different colors of yarn. Thread your needle with clear thread or cheap oakley sunglasses fishing line.  Finally string the pompoms onto the thread spacing evenly. I didn’t even bother to knot in between as the pompoms seemed to stay in place all by themselves.

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The garland took about 20 minutes to make and string, when you’re done you’ll have a colorful addition to any occasion.

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