I love the saturated colors that paint chips can offer for craft projects. We always have a box of them on our supply shelves. This garland idea came from the need to brighten up by daughter’s new room, which she “hates” (her words). She sure knows all the right buttons to push to get her mom in action! First things first…getting her name on the wall.
Cereal boxes or other thin cardboard
Hole punch (tiny at 1/16”)
Scalloped circle punch or any decorative shaped punch
Baker’s twine or any thin string
I always look to my recycled bin first when thinking of something to make. For this project we used cereal boxes, then simply cut and collaged strips of paint chips along the lines of the letters (which I drew by hand). I encouraged her to cut the strips a bit larger than the pencil lines so that when cutting out the letters, no background brown would be showing. Remember to put rubber cement on both sides before gluing together (creating a lasting bond).
Next she used the circle punch and collected a handful of colors. She then laid out the letters with the circles, punched little holes in them, and strung them up with the twine. I helped with the twine as the holes were little, but she did all the rest!
What’s next for her room? Curtains, I think. I’ll see how I can make those from what we have lying around, too. Hmmm…collage curtains. I like the sound of that!
Have a great week!