Hey guys! Decorating our daughter’s room has been one of the greatest joys in my life so far. It’s challenging, but so much fun! There is always something to look forward to with this forever-long project, since she will always be wanting to change it once she is a little older. I can’t wait. So far, I’ve had a blast adding small touches of whimsy with eye-pleasing objects and adornments. The challenging part of this is keeping most of what I add mobile. This is where the miracle of washi tape comes in. Most of the prints and aforementioned triangle garland are hung with washi tape. Once Bailey is older, I want us to be able to move, for example, the garland to frame the window, if that’s where she’d like it to be. The book Design Mom by Gabrielle Stanley Blair has been the biggest help in forming a plan for a beautiful and livable room for our daughter.
This triangle garland is so simple to do but can be a nice detail to add to a gallery wall or to drape atop a door, or can be left on its own! Anything geometric sparks my interest and Bailey’s as well, children in general respond really well to all kinds of shapes. I hope she wants to keep it around for a while, if not there are many variations we can always create!
- Cardstock paper
- Any kind of string that you please
- Watercolor paint and brush
- Washi tape
First: Start off by making a triangle stencil of your desired size, cutout from your cardstock. Then draw out at least 20 triangles with your stencil and paint over with your choice of watercolor.
Second: Cutout the triangles and arrange on your string.
Third: Adhere your triangles to the string using washi tape. One of the things I love about washi tape is that it’s so easy to tear into little pieces for tasks like this!
Fourth: Hang on your wall or around your window, wherever you like! With garlands like these, to make the triangles lay flat, just put a little loop of washi on the back of the triangles to keep them from flipping around. Happy crafting!