Wednesday, October 10, 2012

paper garland love

One of the many things I love about Brown Owls is taking the time out to explore a craft I've never really dabbled in before. It's great for the creative bits of my brain to take a break from stitching and learn something new. Last month we had a fab meet up making paper garlands, the one above that I'm still finding bits of time to work on, (check out the tutorial here) was my favourite, it's quick and simple and will look super cute for my market stall display. Plus you could use any shape to make them, hearts, snowflakes, clouds, the world is your oyster!

There's so many possibilities for paper garlands especially when you venture into the world of origami, here are a few of my favourites. 

Guusje Appeltaart's MYO Rocket Garland Tutorial is so cute and I love that it combines handmade stamps (more on those soon) with paper craft. 

Origami garlands always look really effective, I love these little stars from Currently Coveting but what I love even more is the way she cleverly uses an ombre dying effect to create gorgeous hues of blue. 

Simple shapes in bold colours look equally fab, a little cutting and stitching and voila! I really love these garlands made by Weekday Carnival.

Hanging strings of paper flowers or leaves make a gorgeous back drop, these pom pom vines are so adorable hanging on trees.

And I love the use of an old branch for this backdrop, tutorial and flower template can be found at ellinée journal. Flagging this one for my little sister's wedding :)

And another great thing about paper garlands, it's an awesome way to use up paper scraps or recycle old magazines, damaged books, junk mail and newspapers, everyone wins! :)

1 comment:

Kate said...

Oh my! I LOVE LOVE LOVE paper garlands ... totally inspiring collection for spring, into Christmas. Will work perfectly on my wire tree!