Flower Garland!

4 May

I realized after making my last project, that the hot pink zebra print was more my style than Sara’s, and although she liked it anyway, this time around, I decided to stick to her vintage, shabby-chich style as opposed to bright colors and loud prints. After more blog stalking (okay, literally, this is the ONLY way I could deal with my American Revolution history class–thank you iPhone), I found a tutorial to make cute paper flowers. This blogstress crafted them out of book pages and added stems for a wedding, but I decided to use newspaper again (I really think I am a hoarder) and neutral colored paper as well as twine, I created a garland which would look very cute string across the length of a door frame or headboard.

Like I said above, all you need is:

colored paper

To get started:

Cut whichever paper you decide to use first into about 1″ wide, 4″ long strips.

Cut a 6″ piece of twine and knot at end.

Cut holes in both ends and the middle of 3 strips.

Weave these strips onto the twine.

Next, only cut holes at the end of the strips ~15 of them.

Weave all of those onto the piece of twine to look like this:

And when the flower is a full as you want (mine look like this)

Tie a knot at the back, but leave extra twine at the end.

Cut a long pice of twine (to become the skeleton of the garland) & tie the excess twine on the back of the flowers to the skeleton.

Repeat until you have the desired amount of flowers on your garland!

Let me know if you have tried this or any of the other projects I have posted. Post them in a comment or shoot me a tweet at @whitnaasty 🙂

One Response to “Flower Garland!”

  1. Kathryn Potraz May 4, 2011 at 3:36 am #

    cute! totally a college diy for present-topping bows!

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