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I’ve been on a garland spree lately. I love to include them with the various backgrounds I have at the studio, and I have also been using them to decorate my window display for the different seasons/holidays. I love our front display windows. It was one of the first things that made us fall in love with our current studio space. But it’s a lot of window, and we’ve gone through several displays trying to figure out how best to use it. Currently it features large branches that I painted white, with white distressed frames (that Phil built and I painted and distressed) hanging from ribbon from the branches. It’s perfect to string garlands along!
For Christmas I wrapped green garlands around the branches and hung down red Christmas ornaments. So, now onto Valentine’s Day. I wanted to make a garland that I could reuse in the studio, so I had that in mind when I put this together. I used a heavy twine for the base, and then just tied several different colored fabric strips in between. The hearts I cut out of scrapbook paper. I cut them free-form because I wanted them to look rustic and not perfect- at least that’s what I told myself since I can’t make a perfect looking heart to save my life, unless I trace, and I didn’t feel like tracing. I love the way it looks.
I made these two garlands for the studio from some fabric scraps. I used ribbon along the top, and sewed the half circles together, and the triangle bunting I just left cut raw… again with the rustic an imperfect look (plus I got tired of sewing). I also made another smaller version of the owl garland and hung it in my girls’ room, since the green and pink went perfectly with their room.
These will be perfect for little girl sessions at the studio to take some of my neutral backgrounds up a notch.
I need to come up with a new one for the window for Spring soon. I have a few ideas!
Now go and be creative with a few garlands of your own!