Mini Rainbow Garland

colorful DIY

This simple garland is easy to make and can be used anywhere…anytime. I recently used mine as part of a photo backdrop at my son’s birthday party. I used safety pins to fasten it to the side of a white sheet, and despite gale force winds that day, the garland never ripped or blew away! I like this garland very much.

Here’s what you’ll need and how to get it done:

Supplies: colored paper (I get mine at Staples), twine, double sticky tape, scissors

Step 1: Cut your paper width-wise into 2″ strips. Cut your strips in half so that they are now 2″ x 4.25″.

Step 2: Lay out your string on the floor or a long table, and organize your paper strips into whatever color scheme you like. My string was between 9 – 10 feet long.

Step 3: Put a piece of double-sticky tape on your paper strip, slide it under the string, and then fold it in half.

Step 4: Cut the bottom of your flags. You can cut them the way I did it, or into little triangles (or leave them square).

VoilΓ . So simple and festive. You could use scrapbook paper, too, for a patterned garland. Or newspaper, recycled art, maps, or fabric strips. So many possibilities!

xo Bar

{party photography by Alix Martinez}