Hi everyone! Kiki from Kiki and Company here to wish you a happy summer! I love so many things about summer, but one of my favorites is the fresh fruit you can get everywhere. I wanted to come up with a cute garland to decorate a small space to help ring in the summer!
You can use the fruit only or add the word SUMMER in there as well.
To make this Summer Fruit Garland:
- Free Printable at the end of the post
- twine or ribbon
- glue or hole punch
- Download and print out the freebie at the end of this post.
- Cut out all the fruit and the letters
- If you are going to glue the letters to the twine (I used hot glue), simply lay out the twine as long as you need it. Tie a loop at the ends and just glue the fruit/letters to the twine.
- If you are going to hole punch, punch 2 holes in each item and simply thread the twine through.
- You are done!
I hope you have the happiest summer around and that you can make SO many great memories.
To download the freebie, click on the link below:
Summer Fruit Garland
Hi. I’m Ali from Dream Crafter. (Hi, Ali) And I have a confession to make. I am one of those people that takes down the Christmas decorations the day after Christmas and start putting up Valentines Day stuff. (Gasp!) Phew! I am so glad I got that off my chest.
I know. I skip right over New Years. I should be kicked out of the blogging world of super moms forever. But I just really love the idea of filling my house with a ton of girly frilly stuff since I live in a house full of boys. (Seriously, its 4 versus 1.)
When I found this cute paper on clearance at my local scrapbooking store I knew just what I was going to do with it. Make a love note garland!
I love the golds, blues and just the right amount of corals in this paper. It is SO me. I instantly looked up how to fold paper into tiny envelopes. Turns out…its a lot harder than it looks. Don’t be deceived. I ended up using this tutorial HERE. After a bunch of wasted paper and three hours later…I came up with these babies.
I decided to do about 12 envelopes and it was just about the right length. (My garland is just under four feet long.) Of course, this all depends on how you want to space them as well.
Once all my envelopes were made, I had to have some glittery brads to add to the fronts to hold them closed. Naturally.
Once you line all the envelopes up in the order you want them, take a TINY amount of glue (from a glue stick and just put some on the top crease so when you string them on the ribbon, they don’t slide around.
I also made some pom-poms that match with some coordinating yarn I had laying around and strung those on some bakers twine. If you don’t know how to make a pom-pom they are SUPER easy. Just use the FORK TRICK.
Now use some washi tape or something cute to hang your love note garland up! (This is the time in which I wish I had a real mantle.)
Be sure to stop by Dream Crafter in the next few weeks to see how Valentines Day has, indeed, exploded all over my house.
Want to know a little secret?
Not every house has a beautiful mantle decorated for Christmas. sshhhh….I know right? They seem to be everywhere and everyone seems to have one, but our house is very lacking in the mantle department. I almost convinced the husband to help me build a faux fireplace just so I could have the mantle. But luckily for him, I came to my senses when I realized we don’t have a spot one would work in and took to decorating our stair area instead.
I love what Home Depot’s Director of Trends and Design, Sarah Fishburne says, “Find the designer within and deck more than just the halls. Start with the front door and go from room to room, adding a wreath here and some garland there.” And that’s exactly what I did! Home Depot’s Style Guide is full of great advice and ideas for decorating your home. Download the latest Style Guide to enter your best Holiday Décor for the chance to win $1,000 GC to The Home Depot.
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