Ever since I completed my last project in the nursery, I’ve been wanting a cute print to hang next to the changing dresser that had more than just pink and white in it.
So when I saw this canvas at HomeGoods, I had to have it. It was exactly what I imagined in my little noggin for this space.
It also gave me the perfect opportunity to add some more colors into this very girly room. Not that I mind it being girly, mind you, but it’s fun to add some more depth and details.
Pulling the minty green from the canvas and the light pink and gold from the rest of the room, I created a simple and easy garland to hang above the crib.
I’ve seen similar garlands in stores, but of course never in the exact color combination I needed! Enter DIY!
Supplies probably cost me around $10 (including the 1 1/2 inch circle punch on sale), so not a bargain for the project itself. But now I have leftover paper and the punch for more projects down the road!
I went around all 4 edges of each piece of scrapbook paper punching out the circles.
It took some effort to punch two pieces of paper at a time, so I just punched one until all 4 colors were done.
Then I cut a piece of white yarn to the length I wanted, found and marked the center of it. My first circle to assemble was a gold one on my center mark. I applied some school glue on one circle, placed it with the yarn on top and then sandwiched a second circle of the same color on top of that.
So I wasn’t stuck holding each circle while it dried, I used chip clips to hold them together.
Unfortunately it left an indentation on the circles made from thinner paper. So I reversed my plan and just took my time to hold each circle while the glue setup a bit before moving on to the next one.
I alternated colors in random sequence until they covered the length of the yarn. To hang it I just used good ole tape to secure it to the window trim hidden behind the curtains on either side and on the ribbon holding my pom poms in the middle.
It’s just a tiny punch of added color in the white space above the crib and giraffe.
And I love how it compliments my new favorite wall hanging across the room.
It probably took about an hour of my time while I was watching TV. Not bad. An easy DIY project for party decorations or just everyday home decor!
Thanks for Checking In! ~ Chelsea