Friday, November 14, 2014

Easiest Picture Garland Ever


Hello again! It's Lorene from just Lu. Today's project is a super easy paper garland -- perfect for a birthday party, room decor, a Christmas tree, decorating your mantel -- it can go anywhere, everywhere, anytime. So easy I'm not even sure I should call this a tutorial! :)


How to Make the Easiest Paper Garland EVER

Supplies
  • thumbnails of images, printed on cardstock (mine are 1.5” squares)
  • scissors
  • circle punch
  • twine
  • double-stick tape
  • (optional) colored cardstock
Cut out the squares and circles of your printed images, using scissors and the circle punch. I love this punch -- it’s easy to see what you’re punching and easy to use without hand fatigue.

Tie a loop at the end of your twine. Decide how long you want your garland to be, and how far apart you want the images to be. Place a piece of double stick tape on one cut image, and another piece running the opposite way on another image or blank piece of carstock, and sandwich them on the twine. Continue doing this until you run out of images and/or reach the desired garland length. You can use colored cardstock between images if you’d like to make the garland longer without printing more images. Once you’ve reached the desired length, cut the twine and tie a loop to make hanging/draping easier.

Happy decorating,
Lorene

Lu (or Lorene if you prefer) is the mom of 3 kids and wife of a singing and dancing elementary teacher. She happily shows up here at Housewife Eclectic whenever Debra allows, and occasionally blogs on whatever topic comes up over at her blog, just Lu, when she has time in between projects and her awesome job as a virtual assistant. 


16 comments:

Stacey - Craft Blogger said...

This is a really cool idea! I'm totally doing this with pictures of the family.

Masshole Mommy said...

That came out great! I love how it came out.

Kung Phoo said...

I am sure my wife and kids would love this idea.. they are the ones who put the tree together every year.

DW2 said...

This is a great idea! I love it! So fun and personal.

bxcrochet said...

That is such a nice idea. I am making some of these for my tree.

Michelle F.

Heather Jones said...

OMG! I totally want to do this with instagram photos!!! You've given me a new idea!! Thank you!

Danielle said...

I really love this. Its such a cute and creative idea. I might have to steal this.

Terri | Sugar Free Glow said...

Super cute idea---my kids would love to help me make this!

Liz Mays said...

There are so many fun possibilities with this! You could do themes and all sorts of fun things.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

What a cool idea. I would love to do this with pictures from Instagram.

Mistee Dawn said...

What a fun and creative idea. I might have to try that this year.

Katrina Gehman said...

i love this idea. it is so cute!!!! i'm going to have to try this.

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What a fun way to personalize your tree that is!

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Patranila Jefferson said...

Such a cute idea. My ducklings would love it.

Lorene Nance said...

Thanks everyone! This would be perfect for Instagram photos! And easy to add a new section every year for the last year's photos, too. Merry Christmas!

-Lorene

 
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