Posts Tagged ‘garland’

Christmas Tree Light Garland

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

I love Christmas and I love Christmas crafting projects.  There’s no better time to start something than when it’s cold and snowy out.  If you’re like me there’s always a trade off between practicality and holiday festivities if you live in a small space.  I love real trees, but unfortunately I don’t really have room for one.  This year I decided to put my tree on the wall!  Seen here with the Christmas garland I made last year.

light garland tree

I cut the lights from four different coloured cardstocks we carry and added the end bits out of our Titanium cardstock.  I used about one 8.5×11″ size sheet for each colour .  I strung them on our twine and topped it with one of our great Dresden Trim stars.  I used washi tape to hang it up on the wall.

close up

The perfect thing if you don’t have any floor space to spare.



Modern take on the Classic Paper Chain

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

There is a nostalgia around paper chains for me.  I can remember sitting at my craft desk as a kid, piecing one together and feeling so satisfied by my accomplishment.  That is why I was so delighted when flipping through the pages of a new book in store, I came across a modern paper chain.  It is like a paper chain for adults!  All the fun of the classic paper chain, but with 100% more style.

Modern Paper Craft by Margaret Van Sicklen

The modern paper chain is just one of many fun projects in the new book Modern Paper Craft by Margaret Van Sicklen.  She has divided the book into 5 great sections: folding, cutting, scoring, pleating and recycling.  It has a little bit of everything for a paper fan.  Clear and concise diagrams make projects easy to follow.  In addition, it may sound silly, but a big bonus for the book is that it is spiral bound!  There is nothing more frustrating than trying to follow along with a book that keeps flying shut!

So my suggestion, as spring approaches, dress it up (whatever it may be) with a stylish paper chain.  Grab a book, get inspired and get a bit of colour and craft happening!


DIY Butterfly Garland

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Another video from Weddingbells with Roseanne and Judith! A step-by-step video tutorial on creating your own hanging garland!


Paper Art For A Nursery – On Canadian House & Home

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Canadian House & Home Journalist Sarah Hartill has used our Nepalese paper and garland to decorate a nursery.

Paper Art For A Nursery

Paper Art For A Nursery