Craft beautiful garlands

Craft beautiful garlands


Posted 7th December


Fragrant lavender, rose and daisy petals transform handmade paper into little works of art, which can be used to create beautiful decorations

1 Tea always makes a lovely gift, especially when it’s packaged so beautifully. Why not use handmade paper strewn with marigolds and cornflowers to present tea flavoured with these flowers? A little heart decorated with rose petals completes the ensemble.

2 This gift paper is a real one-off. Used either as wrapping paper or as a decorative ribbon, it only takes little touches to create something extra special. The larger parcel is also decorated with a butterfly and a flower. Cut the paper to the desired shape (you can find templates here and here) and punch two holes in the centre, through which you can thread ribbon.

3 These two love birds are enjoying a little rendezvous (template here). A kebab skewer makes the perfect branch, tied up with a length of parcel string. To hang the birds, cut a flap for each wing and secure them into position as shown.

4 To make a pretty hanging garland, cut out various decorative shapes (templates here and here) in different colours. Use a craft knife to make two slits in each shape, then carefully thread through the string.





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