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Friday, April 18, 2014

4 Festive Party Garland Ideas | Family Economics

By Tori Tait


Creating a fun and festive garland is a great way to easily add some flair to your next party. String it up on a backyard fence, attach them to a plain white wall in your home, or style them down a staircase – Voila, you have instant décor! There are so many great DIY ideas for garlands that the options are almost endless. Here are four of my favorite easy-to-make garland ideas:


1.    With spring finally here, what better way to liven up your home than with this floral fabric garland  by “Hank + Hunt.” This garland incorporates bright and vintage colors of pink and green and is the perfect addition to your hallway, staircase or children’s playroom. Have your children pick out the color scheme they favor most and get crafting!  

2. I recently discovered this photo garland created by "Erin Harris Photography" for daughter, Cecilia’s, first birthday party. The entire party had many personal elements however, this garland was the ultimate finishing touch. Made from giant empty frames with strings of Polaroid’s dangling from tiny clothespins it must have been the most-talked about piece of work at the party – apart from the adorable birthday girl, of course!

3.    As I was scouring the web for some outdoor décor ideas, I came across this balloon garland from the blog, “The Party Wagon.” This garland is a simple and creative way to add some color and style to your serving table. To keep on par with the theme of your party, make sure you and your children pick out balloons that match your color scheme.

4.    This colorful paper garland (as seen on “Style Me Pretty”), is a great way to get your children involved in the planning-phase of your upcoming event. As you work to get all the final touches of your party together, have your children work on creating this garland with the colors of their choice. Once finished, help them hang their creation in a spot that’s visible to your guests and watch their eyes gleam with excitement.

What other garland ideas have you seen or made at home?

Photo courtesy of Tori Tait.

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