I’m pretty excited about how well this DIY kid’s room decor turned out. It filled up a big wall and was customizable to the exact colors I wanted for the room.
I also like that there is nothing heavy hanging over my daughter’s crib. (I just had to make sure the garland was out of grabbing distance.) This crafty project is cheap and doable for anyone who can sew a semi-straight line.
Want to make your own?
How to Make a Circle Garland
Pick Your Colors
When picking out colors for a project, I like to have a little inspiration rather than going in blind. Since I already had this framed embroidery art hanging in her room, I thought I could use that as a starter for the colors I wanted in the garland. I took this picture and headed to Hobby Lobby to pick out some paper.
I came home with 10 large sheets of thick paper. I learned later that I really didn’t need 10 for the size of the garland that made. Seven or eight would have been plenty!
Make Your Circles
To make the circles, you have two options: 1) Cut them out by hand or 2) Use a circle hole punch. I recently got this 1-1/2 inch circle punch (seen in above picture) and was VERY happy I had it. It would be A LOT of work to cut out that many circles.
Warning: If you have a toddler around, they will INSIST on being part of the hole punching fun. Those colorful circles are too much to resist.
Connect Your Circles
This is the easy part. Just run the circles through the sewing machine, one by one to connect them all. I set my stitch length to be a little longer than normal but it really won’t matter if you can’t figure out how to do that. If you have kids old enough, this would be a fun project for them to do.
Hang Your Garland!
The great thing about a paper garland is that a thumbtack is all you need to hang it up! Arrange it how you want, step back, and admire your crafting skills.
There are so many ways you could use a garland like this: above door frames, between windows, above a changing table, etc. You could also use this decor idea for birthday parties or showers. It is totally customizable!