Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Different Take on Garlands

Garlands have come a long way since those glittery letter banners you find in party stores. There are so many creative interpretations for garlands now–and I love that most of the ideas are DIY. Here are just a few that offer their own unique style, and that you can tailor to your own party.


An "eerily easy" idea for Halloween from Good Housekeeping. This garland uses mouthwash size cups, scrapbook paper and a string of store-bought lights. I think it's pretty genius! You can customize the look for any party theme. Find the complete directions here.







Here's a garland gone vertical! This one does require a little extra effort but I think the final look is well worth it! Hang these pom pom vines from trees as shown, or you can still hang them horizontally across the wall. A tip: When making these, or any type of tissue paper pom pom, make sure to go for quality tissue paper sold at card or craft stores (i.e. don't buy the dollar store tissue paper). Cheaper tissue paper will rip way too easily and you'll only get frustrated. And if you use the better tissue paper, the pom poms will store better and you'll get to reuse your pom pom vines again. For the complete tutorial on these pom pom vines, click here.





This garland doubles as a sweet favor! Just tie lollipops one at a time at the bottom of the lollipop "ball" to colored string. (Photo source here.)

5 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for stopping by Love The Day!! I am so happy to have found your blog! You have such a great collection of unique and original ideas!!

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  2. I love these ideas! Creative ways to elevate party decor :)

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  3. You are so creative! I absolutely love the Lollipop Garland! If you don't mind me asking, where did you find lollipops like that? I'd like to do something similar for my daughter's birthday party and i can't find anything with clear wrappers!

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  4. Thanks Jolynn! You might want to click to the original source of that photo for more info, but I did find a clear wrapped ball lollipop at candywarehouse.com that might work for you. Their web address is http://www.candywarehouse.com/balllollipops.html
    Best,
    RM, Home Confetti

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  5. Found 'em! Thank you so much!

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