Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
step 2 / Using your craft knife, carefully cut a small “x” directly at the center of each flower shape. Make sure your cuts aren’t too long – about 3/8″ long for each cut is probably about right – to ensure the flowers will fit properly onto your string of lights later on. Take each flower shape and carefully make a fold where each of the petals meet, as shown, to give everything added dimension.
step 3/ Stack your prepared flowers in groups of three – one large, one medium, and one small. Starting with the largest piece and ending with the smallest, slide your stacked flower groupings onto the lights on your strand. Repeat this step until each light on your strand is adorned with a stacked flower.
step 4 / Cut out scalloped circles in two descending sizes, one circle in each size for each letter of the sentiment you want your garland to display. Layer your smaller circles on top of your larger circles. Adhere each set together using your adhesive runner, and then place your letter stickers spelling out your desired message on each set, as shown. Cut 4-5″ lengths of ribbon, and thread a length through the top scallop of each circle. Use the ribbon to tie your circles to the wire of your strand of lights to spell out your sentiment or message. Tie other various pieces of ribbon to your garland to conceal any sections of visible wire from your light strand.
You are finished!
For some of the flower layers in my garland, I used silver metallic cardstock. I love the way those pieces reflect the light of the garland!