DIY Scalloped Party Garland
Hello Today’s Creative Life readers, Colleen here from Lemon Thistle (home to DIY, parties, home decor, and babies). Can we get real about how lazy I am for a minute? *Sigh* I’m not sure how I DIY’d before the Cricut.
I’m just kidding, it was with a craft knife and a lot of patience. But I’ve lost that patience… it’s out the window now that I know how speedy DIY can be! I’m addicted. Today I’m sharing this simple DIY scalloped garland that I made with my Cricut Explore.
How to Make a DIY Scalloped Party Garland
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- 2 Sheets of black printer sized paper or cardstock
- Bakers twine
- Double sided tape
- 5- 10 minutes depending how many toddlers you have ‘helping’
This garland really doesn’t get any easier. Just open up your Cricut design suite, go to ‘Add Shape’ and select the circle. Add 12 of them if you’re using a 8×5″ x 11″ paper like me. Don’t even bother rearranging them and hit GO! Cricut will rearrange them for you to fit them perfectly on to your paper.
When they’re done being cut out, add some double sided tape to one side and fold them in half over coordinating bakers twine. How easy is that? I actually made only one strand (two pieces of paper) of this so far, but now that I know how little time it takes… I might make some more and go scallop garland crazy.
This garland (or however many I’ve whipped up by then) will be hanging with a whole swack of dino decor for my twins’ second birthday this month and after that, I’m planning on moving it into their bedroom… because I’m really loving it! It reminds me of this half dot garland from The Land of Nod and if I could afford to decorate my kids room solely from that store, I would. So I’ll take my knock off instead 😉
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