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Wild and free garland DIY

October 1, 2015

Whoever cries after the summer days has no eyes for real beauty. I love the autumn days when the morning fog diffuses the sun rays and there’s this fresh air and smell of fallen leaves in the air. This creates a special feeling of being free and connected with nature. And don’t get me started on the beauty of trees that turn red and orange and yellow.

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When I’m driving with the car through beautiful Austria lately, it opens my heart and makes me feel wild and free. (I know, I’m quite a hypocrite having this feeling when driving a car but still.) This gave me the idea for this garland. I used fabric that’s suitable for the outdoors as well, so once I have a garden, this is what will hang in my apple tree (of course I’ll have an apple tree! A girl can have a dream).

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All you need is:
– waterproof fabric
– self-adhesive foil
– washi tape
–  paper
– scissors
– chalk
– a scalpel
– ribbon
– a sewing machine and black thread
– acrylic paint
– a brush

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Write the letters you want on the computer and print out the template. Stick it on the adhesive foil. Cut it out with the scalpel.

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Make a template for the bunting out of paper. Draw as many as you need for your words on the fabric with the chalk. Cut them out.

pennant-ready-for-splashing

Place them all on newspaper to prevent splattering all over your desk or floor. Now stick the letters on them and start with the fun part: making all these splatters!

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Let them dry afterwards.

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In my imagination you could read the letters much better. So I followed the lines with a quite lacquer pen to make them stand out.

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Fold a little of the fabric backwards and sew a tunnel with the sewing machine. Take the ribbon and thread it through the pennants and voilá! You’re done.

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I can image it looking good in a kid’s room as well. I have it now in my living room with the sheep skin it looks really great. Although it really waits for its great moment hanging in a garden over a full table filled with roasted chicken, boiled vegetables and delicious salads.

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What words would you use? Any other ideas?

Now. Carry on!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Celine October 5, 2015 at 9:32 am

    You have such a lovely blog!
    Love your Ideas (:
    Celine, sur la lune

    • Reply sarah October 5, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      Thank you, Celine! So sweet of you.

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