Garlands are a super quick and easy way to liven up any room. These ones are extra easy to make and use materials you probably already have lying around.
Plus they add a really personal touch to your room because you can make them any shape, colour and size you like! They also make a beautiful and personal gift.
Needle and thread
The first and hardest part is choosing the shape you want to use.
We considered elephants, daisys and the ever popular triangle before Ali finally settled on a cat shape (classic)
Then cut that shape out of all of the pretty things!
We used a couple of old magazines, white paper, gold tissue, a 2012 cat calendar of Ali's and an old tissue box she had kept because she liked the sail boats.
Now arrange them prettily and you're ready to sew them together.
You can hand stitch them or use a sewing machine if you have one handy.
The easiest way to hand sew these is to keep your thread attached to the reel and slide each piece towards the cotton reel as you sew it on.
And meow you have a super cute cat garland, yay!
Amy also made these lovely garlands using magazine circles which adorn her adorable room.
Happy garland making,