Adventures in garlanding

I made these map garlands as a special request for a customer and they have proved rather popular. The map colours glow in the light – all those blues and green smoosh together into something very pretty.

This is the style I call ‘paper onions’. I don’t know what else to call them!

These are paper hearts, strung on twine. There are eight on a string. I’ve toyed with making longer onesĀ  of maybe even 16 – I think they’d look quite spectacular for a going away party or something like that.

I’d like to experiment with something other than twine though. I like the rustic effect and I think it goes well with the paper but I’d like to try it with some sort of silky cord maybe, or ribbon. I’ve just bought a few things to try out, so watch this space for yet more adventures in garlanding.

32 thoughts on “Adventures in garlanding

    • bookity says:

      Thank you! I was worried that no one was reading my poor blog, it’s been languishing for so long. Thank you for commenting!

  1. kasha says:

    I love this. My little mind can’t wrap around how you make these. I am sure everyone else can look at these and just make them, but is there a tutorial by chance?
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  2. My roommate and boyfriend and I just had a craft night and made 15 of these, as onions and hearts and onion-heart hybrid and flowers. So thank you for the idea, it was really fun! Our kitchen thanks you too.

    • bookity says:

      I use a brand called Nutscene – they’re good quality and they thoughtfully make twine in pretty colours now, like purple and red.

  3. Rachel Wilson says:

    What did you use to keep all the pieces together? And is the top looped for the twine to pass through?

  4. Hello, I really like your garlands! My friend is emigrating soon and I thought I’d give them a go: if you have time, is there any chance of some instructions? I’m not very “crafty’ so need to be told exactly what to do!

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