Tuesday, November 06, 2012

DIY - Fall Garland

As you may have noticed, I'm having a love affair with these arrow pieces.  I have scraps all over the place from layouts using the framed pieces.  These are the negatives.  I was looking at them and felt they'd make a fabulous fall garland, so I trimmed some more colors from the Echo Park Dots and Stripes line, added some hole punches, twine, and created a garland.


Kids could even help with this project.  I punched holes and threaded the pieces with twine.  The holes are big enough that no needle is needed either.

I always have the hardest time getting a good photo of the fun garlands I make, so had a young assistant quickly stand outside for a photo.  She may or may not have been bribed with leftover Halloween candy.

And she may or may not have been covered in cracker crumbs at the time of the photograph but that couldn't be helped.  There is only a small window of time between the afternoon bus stop and complete darkness with this time change and time was of the essence!  :)

After standing for 2934729379173 photos, she insisted I get one last shot with the garland a la Santa's beard (someone is already thinking ahead to December).  

I really like how this garland turned out.  I made two, one for each living room window.  I think I'm going to make a similar garland for the winter with a few additional elements.  I'll be sure to share when I do.

I am in love with this color palette.



Have a great day!  Davinie


  1. sandi m8:46 AM

    Love this garland - you said you used the negative piece - where is the "cut" from?

    1. It's a Silhouette cut file. :) I use the frame on layouts, like in my last post. But I adore these negative pieces too.

  2. Anonymous12:06 PM

    Love the garland Davinie! Rhonda