Friday, March 30, 2012

DIY: Printed Paper Garlands

Create a vintage feel to your wedding ceremony and reception with these easy DIY garlands. Use the garlands for photo booth backgrounds, hanging mobiles, or simple wall and aisle decorations. 

Used book (a vintage journal or old sheets of music)
Clear Tape 
Hole Punch or circle cutter

How To
Pinwheels: Tear or cut the book pages into narrow strips, where the thicker the strip, the larger the pinwheel. Evenly fold each strip in an accordion fashion, then tape together the two ends while fanning out the strip. Secure the centre with clear tape, or glue a small button on each side, also using the printed paper. Once pinwheels are secured (glue will take a few hours to dry), puncture a hole through the center of the pinwheel, making sure not to crush the folds. Thread the twine through the hole and tie a knot to keep the pinwheel in place on the garland. 

Flags/Pennants: Cut out isosceles triangles of equal size. Fold the base edge of each triangle over the twine and secure with tape. 

Circle Confetti: Use a hole puncher or larger circle cutter to create the paper confetti. Take two circles and glue them back to back with the twine in between.

1 comment:

  1. Why do people make popcorn garlands around Christmas time?