DIY Shower: Sticker Circle Garlands

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Remember the ADORABLE Bird and Butterflies shower we featured last week?  (Our hearts are still recovering from beating so fast!)  But, yes, it was the one that was perfectly feminine and filled to the brim with completely steal-worthy ideas around every corner.  I know Elizabeth and I weren't the only ones eyeing the to-die-for sweets and table decor and going completely gaga over the charming DIY details!  Well, lucky for us Emily from Frenchie and Flea must have heard our silent pleas because she was sweet enough to send us a super simple DIY tutorial for her modern dessert table garlands.  (We're aren't kidding on the easy factor of this project).  We think these garlands add just the right punch of color to a tabletop, fireplace mantle, doorway, window -- can you tell we are completely in love with this project?!   :)   But, tell us, dear readers -- how would you use these garlands for your own swoon-worthy baby shower?






From Emily... I learned how to do this from the manager at my favorite store in the world: Paper Source! (I worked there over the holiday just to be inspired, crafty, and have fun with fellow paper loving gals!) This garland is SO easy, because you use sticker labels instead of having to cut and sew or glue! It is time consuming, but definitely not difficult. You can hang them from the ceiling, in a door way, or on tables to add color and festivity to any space for any party!

Materials:

2 1/2" Round Printable Labels – Yes, that means you can PRINT on them before you make the garland if you want!!!!!) Each pack has 60 labels, so one pack will make 30 of the larger circles on a garland. To make about 5 8' garlands, I went through 4 packs of these.

1 1/4" Round Label Sheets  Each pack has 240 labels, so one pack makes 120 small circles. I only used one of these packs.

Thin ribbon, twine or string  I used packaging string AND thin ribbon for mine. Just depends on what color and look you are going for....

Step-by-Step Instructions: 

1. Cut your string to the length you want
2. Press string onto center of circle sticker
3. Place same sized sticker onto other side (sticky sides together) to make a sandwich with the string running through the center.
4. Alternate small and large (I did small, large, small, large on half of my garlands and then TWO small, ONE large, etc. on the other half for some variation).
5. EASY AS THAT! 


To view the complete tutorial and other craft ideas, please visit Frenchie & Flea

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