This tutorial will show you how to craft a party garland from hardware store paint chips to decorate a party. I made mine into egg shapes for Easter, but you could make any shapes.
Step 1: Gather Template, Paint Chips & Supplies
Head to your local home or hardware store and ask the staff if you can take home a collection of paint chips. The colors are up to you. I gathered a selection of colors in rainbow shades.
In addition, you can download this template from Formal Fringe for cutting out circles and egg shapes (or just use a paper punch).
You'll also need scissors, a small hole punch and a length of string or ribbon.
Step 2: Cut Shapes Out From the Paint Chips
Cut out several egg or circle shapes from your different paint chips. I used the provided template to cut out my egg shapes, then a circle paper punch for my circles.
How many of each shape you use for your garland is up to you. I cut out one egg and two circles from each color of the rainbow for my Easter garland.
Keep going until you have all your shapes ready.
Step 3: Punch Holes in Your Shapes
Punch one or two holes at the top of each shape. I punched two very small holes to "thread' my string through, but you could just as easily get it done with one standard-size hole. A bigger hole would be better for a thicker ribbon.
Step 4: String Them Up
Thread your ribbon or string through the holes on your shapes. With my two small holes, I was able to thread this embroidery floss over and under each shape. I think this results in a sleeker look.
Step 5: Space Them Out and Hang It Up!
Space out your shapes along the string. If you find them sliding around, fasten the string to each shape on the back with a small dot of glue.
Hang up your new garland and admire your work!
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