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 retro cushion covers     |      2020-01-18

Colleen from Lemon Thistle is back in the house sharing her super easy DIY Scalloped Party Garland!

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Hello Today’s Creative Life readers, Colleen here from Lemon Thistle (home to DIY, partiesretro cushion covers, home decor, and babies). Can we get real about how lazy I am for a minute??*Sigh* I’;m not sure how I DIY’;d before the Cricut. ? ?

I’;m just kidding, it was with a craft knife and a lot of patience. But I’;ve lost that patience…; it’;s out the window now that I know how speedy DIY can be! I’;m addicted. Today I’;m sharing this simple DIY scalloped garland that I made with my Cricut Explore.

This garland really doesn’;t get any easier. Just open up your Cricut design suite, go to ‘;Add Shape’; and select the circle. Add 12 of them if you’;re using a 8×;5″; x 11″; paper like me. Don’;t even bother rearranging them and hit GO! Cricut will rearrange them for you to fit them perfectly on to your paper.

When they’;re done being cut out, add some double sided tape to one side and fold them in half over coordinating bakers twine. How easy is that? I actually made only one strand (two pieces of paper) of this so far, but now that I know how little time it takes…; I might make some more and go scallop garland crazy.

This garland (or however many I’;ve whipped up by then) will be hanging with a whole swack of dino decor for my twins’; second birthday this month and after that, I’;m planning on moving it into their bedroom…; because I’;m really loving it! It reminds me of this half dot garland from The Land of Nod and if I could afford to decorate my kids room solely from that store, I would. So I’;ll take my knock off instead ??

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