Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Understated garlands

Has anyone else been loving all the garlands that have been popping up over the last year? Well, I'm a sheep.

DSC_1782

Kindly ignore the reflected image of my messy apartment and focus on the garland.

DSC_1785

Once again, I sacrificed some science journals. These were super easy to make. I printed out hearts on regular paper and then spray glued some journal pages on the back. Cut out around the heart outlines, punch a couple of holes in the top and string them all together with colored thread. I applied a dab of hot glue to the thread on the back of each heart, to keep them in place on the string, but you could also just knot the thread.

I'm liking the toned down nature of these decorations and D was thankful that I did not apply glitter to them (always a temptation for me). Plus, some of the hearts have fun stats tables on them! What says love like the annual data for red tailed deer mating?

39 comments:

  1. Ahhhhhhhhhh! You are so creative. Those so Rock!! And, how easy to make. Might just HAVE to do this craft with my kids this weekend. How fun! So pretty.

    ReplyDelete
  2. it's so pretty, the red&white string is so sweet too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. These are so cute!! I've been wanting to get a little festive, this might be just the ticket...bahhhh (That's me doing my best sheep impression!!).

    ReplyDelete
  4. Amazing! I'm completely copying this!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is a great way to recyle and enjoy! One dinner party I used old pages from a name book and circle the name of my guest for a place card.
    I love the simplicity! xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  6. i love that you have strings of hearts, but somehow they're not in-your-face romantic. such a simple idea that i'm hoping D will let you keep up year round.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh my gosh!

    1. My sister, Country Mouse, would loooove this. Because you heart science. And she hearts science.

    2. What mess? All I see is a gorgeous background of cake stands.

    3. Pretty pretty garlands.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That IS an adorable idea. Maybe I could do shapes cut to look like beads or gems. That could look cute in my jewelry studio...

    [MakeunderMyLife.com]

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love the garland craze lately and will most likely jump on the bandwagon myself. Yours is so cute and I love it.

    ReplyDelete
  10. oh i love this! i also love those cake plates that i am not suppose to be looking at:)

    ReplyDelete
  11. These are so darling! I love the red string :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I've been loving all the garlands too - these are so sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh, these are brilliant! I love them. And your apartment is definitley not messy (not that I looked!).

    ReplyDelete
  14. That is beyond awesome. Now if you could get some public health stats on HIV and TB co-infection among sex workers on your garland, you'd really make me swoon.

    ReplyDelete
  15. hello - i just discovered your blog, it is adorable! i am so tempted to make some heart garlands for valentines day and just, er, forget to take them down! hehe. they are too cute not to keep up all year.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love it. Garlands are not just for Christmas.

    ReplyDelete
  17. soo cute! :o)

    http://hellomisschic.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. So creative, I love garland and just made some for Valentine's Day too!

    ReplyDelete
  19. i loooove the garland as well as the amazing cards from the previous post. i wish i had the nerve to do that. i usually don't send out valentines, but seeing yours makes me wish i had. it just proves how incredibly lazy i am.

    ReplyDelete
  20. So cute, these look so simple but lovely! I'm a sheep too with garlands, definitely!

    ReplyDelete
  21. oh these are so, so pretty + cool...miss aimee and i were chatting about them over dinner last night. we're for sure stealing this idea!

    ReplyDelete
  22. soo prettty!!! i am hooked! just found your blog via periwinkle bloom--am in love! will be back for sure!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Over the rainbow with your garland.

    ReplyDelete
  24. These are beautiful - they would be so sweet at a wedding! I'm so glad to have found your blog, its amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  25. These are so beautiful! It was a worthy sacrifice of your science journals!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Great job! I might need to be a sheep too.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Yippee! I spot your cake stands in the background :) Also, I love the wall color.

    The garland is incredibly sweet.

    ReplyDelete
  28. these are adorable. i love to make garlands for any occasion i can think of. you can see my heart strings on my site too. thanks for sharing yours!

    ReplyDelete
  29. So pretty ! Very good idea. Thanks

    ReplyDelete
  30. i love the first photo. And I love the fact that your appartment is a bit messy, it makes it even more.. i can't seem to find the right word.. but maybe.. friendly? love it anyway

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love those garlands, so simple and sweet!

    ReplyDelete
  32. a year later and i am so stealing your idea. will post pics. thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  33. side note....does anyone know where to get this string?

    ReplyDelete
  34. Kristen - the colored string is just crochet thread. You can find it at most craft stores in a variety of colors. Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  35. I did it! Thanks for the inspiration...pics on mikieandkristen.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

Trying captchas this time - better or worse than having to log in to comment? Let me know! Sorry for all the hoops but the spam has been terrible lately!