Posts Tagged ‘garland’



DIY Bunny Garland

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Cute little bunny garland that can be cut and assembled quickly and would make a great last minute addition to any Easter celebration! Hat tip to Pinterest for the find, and link to Titatoni’s adorable site where you can get the download.

Titatoni is in German and so are the instructions but it looks fairly simple to follow. Can’t wait to give it try!



Five Days of Felt: No. 4

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

There is something so amazingly joyful about today’s project. This rainbow felt garland by Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day was originally inspired by a similar version seen at Anthropologie. Jordan created her own by threading felt balls onto thick string. Get the complete how-to and see more pics on Oh Happy Day.



Five Days of Felt: No. 1

Monday, December 13th, 2010

The Five Days of Felt series was a big hit last year so I’ve decided to bring it back! I’ll be sharing some of my favorite felt crafts that I’ve spotted throughout the year and posting them every day this week.

The Purl Bee has some of my favorite felt crafts this season. Take this twisted felt garland for example! This would be stunning on a tree or draped over a mantel. I also love the idea of using these as party decor later in the year. Nothing beats adorable decorations that can be used again and again.

Get the complete instructions at the Purl Bee and learn how to make it into a necklace or even a bracelet. Have fun!



DIY Pine Cone Garland

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

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My mother in law, Marilyn, had this idea last year but I never had the time to make one. I had completely forgotten about it until last week when I saw (and smelled) those cinnamon scented pine cones that pop up this time of year. Well I bought a bag of them and the rest of the materials on the spot and I’m just thrilled with how it turned out! It was so easy to do and now the house smells like cinnamon! See below for instructions on how to make your own!

Also, I spotted this door decoration that uses the same materials that would make a lovely companion to the garland. Instead of stringing the pine cones to the ribbon simply tie a ribbon to each hook then tie all the ribbons at the top and hang!

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What You’ll Need:
Pine Cones
Ribbon
Screw Hooks
Hole Punch
Scissors

Instructions:
1. Begin by measuring your mantel or space that you’d like to hang your garland and cut your ribbon. Remember to leave extra for hanging. Once you’ve determined the length, space your pine cones out as you like on a flat surface. The pine cones I used were fairly large so I kept about 4 inches between each one. On the back of the ribbon discreetly mark where each pine cone will go, then punch a hole with a small craft punch. I used an 1/8″ round circle punch like this one.

2. Once you know how many pine cones you’ll need, screw in one screw hook into the top of each pine cone. This takes a little practice and you may need a little elbow grease but once you get the hang of it it goes pretty quickly.

3. Poke each hook through the hole you’ve made in the ribbon and hang! Easy as pie and something that will last for seasons to come!