This DIY Photo Garland is the answer to your quirky prayers! Inject a little more fun and excitement to your home decor with this insanely sweet garland.
It would look amazing in a kids room! – Scroll down for today’s tutorial video, or watch how to hang a wall mural:
How To Make An Insanely Cute DIY Photo Garland!
- WRMK Punch Board
- Small Piece of White Card
- Brother Design’n’Craft Label Printer
- Brother 50mm CZ-1005 roll
- Bostik Microdots
- XXXL Wool
- Pom Pom Maker
- Fabric Glue
- Dye (I used Dr P.H Martins Moss Rose)
- Fabric Scrapbook Embellishments
- Tapestry Needle
- Scrap piece of cardboard (approx 3 inch squared)
Make A Tassel For The Bottom Of Your DIY Photo Garland:
Take some light coloured yarn of your choice, I used a cream DK yarn to match with the XXXL Wool that I used for the hanging part itself.
Wrap the DK yarn around the cardboard until you are happy with the thickness. The thicker you wrap, the fuller your tassel will be.
When content, take a short piece of yarn and feed through to use later to attach to the base of the garland. Use a small clip to keep it out of the way as you wrap the tassel to secure it.
Remove your tassel from the cardboard and wrap near the top of the tassel using another piece of yarn. Once secure, you can cut the loops on the tassel and trim evenly.
Dye Your Tassel
Get a small jar with water and add a couple of drops of your alcohol ink. Stir and dip them end of your pom pom into the water. Try to squeeze out the excess water if you can, because the more you squeeze out here, the less goes down the ink and you can use for painting or other crafts.
Let's Make The Photo Frame For The DIY Photo Garland!
Cut a piece of white card and patterned cardstock measuring 54mm x 86mm.
Grab your WRMK Punch Board and set the pegs accordingly. All of the peg instructions come with the punch board so you don't have to worry!
Here are the settings for punching the frame:
Insert the pattern cardstock vertically and punch, flip over and repeat this step.
Then you should insert the cardstock horizontally and punch, flip over and repeat.
The next step, is trimming the inside of the frame. You will need to move the long bar to TWO different settings. The settings displayed in the image above are for when you are trimming the base of the frame, thus allowing for the thicker border.
To trim the rest of the frame, move the bar to the first row of dots, to allow for the slimmer border.
Print Your Photograph:
Set up your Brother Design’n’Craft Label Printer using the 50mm cartridge and open the Brother Color Label App on your phone or tablet. Now it's time to add your chosen Photograph, resize by pinching your fingers and moving around, then hit the print button.
Assemble Your DIY Photo Garland Frame!
Using Bostik Microdots, cut some strips so you can add them to the back of your patterned cardstock. The idea is to attach the front of the photo to the back of the pattern cardstock first and then attaching the backing so you can keep it all secure.
Position your photograph within the aperture of the frame and stick.
Thankfully, the Brother Color Labels have an adhesive back, thus you don't need too many Microdots to stick it all together. You can peel off the back of the photo and attach the white card backing!
Prepping Your XXXL Wool
The first step to assembling your garland is to tie a loop at the top of your XXXL Wool, so it is easy to hang from a ceiling.
To attach the tassel to the bottom of the garland, use a tapestry needle and feed it through some of the XXXL Wool strands. Secure it by tying a knot and feed it between said strands so that the knot is well hidden from view.
Assembling The Garland:
Now take some time to arrange all the elements and decide where you are going to attach everything. When you're ready to attach the elements, start with the elements at the top. I wanted to attach my pom pom first, so I could gauge the distance between the pom pom and the photo frame properly.
The pom pom was attached using a needle and thread. Continue attaching pom poms and sequins until you are happy with how it looks.
Grab The Fabric Glue
Next we deal with the photo frame, so get a brush and apply the fabric glue liberally to the back of the photo and press it down firmly onto the XXXL wool. Hold it there for a few seconds so the glue adheres.
Repeat the process for the rest of the fabric embellishments.
The Multicoloured pom pom from the video was a tutorial found on Mr Printables Blog
The Garland Is Complete!
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