OK, onto a few projects that I have made over the last month or two not sure you actually call them all "garlands" one is actually more of a paper chain and the other paper on string - but you get the gist.
The first is the calendar bunting (is that a better word?) above the small craft table in the basement playroom. You might remember that I framed pages from a pretty bird wall calendar in the dining room - so when I saw the calendar below from Rifle Paper Co. I knew I wanted to do something similar.
At first, I thought about framing these as well but decided something more fluid and less formal would work better and be a bit safer (not to mention cheaper) on this wall. So I cut off the calendar part of each page and attached them to white nylon string with binder clips that I covered with black and white washi tape.
|My little model doesn't look so thrilled - but I LOVE this wall!|
The next garland is actually more of a paper chain. I made this out of the left over map pieces from the airplane art I made over from the leftover airplanes from Layla's Valentine's Day cards - yay me for recycling/reusing/repurposing!! Making this chain was was simple as cutting the remaining section of the map into strips of similar length and width, making a circle taping it and then repeating this step by threading the next piece through the closed circle.
|Lots of scraps!|
|The brass chandelier already had a wallpaper "perk up" but I loved how the map colors looked in this room too!|
|A little playful - a lot pretty!|
Lastly the garland, I stumbled upon these vintage stamps while organizing all the craft supplies for my supply shelf in the playroom. My great uncle collected these and my great aunt (who I mentioned here) gave them to me after he passed away.
|So many stamps to choose from! Lots leftover for a future project.|
|Simple + vintage = me: )|