Monday, 28 November 2011

paper garlands

more decorating from the weekend.....

after seeing oodles of home-made garlands on pinterest and various blogs - I knew it was time to break out the paper punches and sewing machine for some garland fun.

no tutorial here - it's really rather simple - just punch out circles and stars - and sew them together.

I used a variety of white/off white cards and papers - some plain, some textured & some pages from an old encyclopedia that I had on hand! I think having a little variety in the garland (even subtle) makes it more interesting.

I just sewed them together - then hung them over the mirror......super fun, wonderfully inexpensive & it provides instant christmas cheer!

as I mentioned in this post - the yellow has been painted out of the little mirror - and we've gone all white in the accessorizing department in the loungeroom (apart from some blue in the tree decorations)!!!

the room feels so much better - we're all liking the changes. (plus I love christmas time - and all the lights and decorations - so I'm loving this room right now.
I adore sitting here in the evenings - contemplating the world outside. it's so so calming......

reflections of the christmas tree.....which I'll post about tomorrow.....

here's to a fabulous week for everyone.

cheryl xox.

linking up here this week.....

The DIY Show Off

Beyond The Picket Fence


  1. It does look fabulous! I love that it is so simple, but pretty!

  2. How clever! I love the result :) simple and perfect :)
    Lina from Fancy Frugal Life

  3. So simple, and so elegant. It looks beautiful!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

  4. Now aren't you the smartest one! These garlands are darling! You did a great job.
    Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. they are lovely Cheryl, your display is beautiful...
    thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comment
    Hope you have a great week xo

  6. So simple, and so lovely. Sometimes a touch of something basic is the best touch of all, your garlands look great. I'd be thrilled if you came and linked this up to the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at


  7. Love it!!! love love love! Excited to be your newest follower! Thanks for all of your inspiring ideas!

  8. these look great, so simple but they pack a punch!

  9. Wow, that is SO beautiful, Cheryl! You did a great job...simple and elegant. Would you share it here, pleeeeease?

  10. I love this great idea. Consider, if you will, sharing it with my readers at Thanks! Christmas blessings to you……….Kathy

  11. pretty. love these. pinning it!
    {love} lauryn @

  12. That is so pretty! What a beautiful addition to the holiday decor. I am a new FB fan from Not just a Housewife. I have stumbled this post. Vicky from Mess For Less

  13. I have been making these paper garlands a lot lately. I just love them. They are so simple and adorable. I love the layering you did with your and your display is wonderful.

  14. I love your paper garlands. So pretty and yet so simple! I would love love for you to link up at Blog Stalking Thursday!

  15. I love paper garlands! So pretty, have been meaning to give them a go too.
    Bek xx

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  17. I love the circularly paper that you hang up on your minor. It just makes the room look cuter because of the effort you put to give little things extra detail.

    -Zane of ontario honey


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