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garland ideas

If you’ve hung around here at all you’ll know by now I’m way into banners… garlands… buntings- whatever you want to call them. I decided long ago they’re definitely for everyday use and not just special events since they make every space just a bit more fancy. Here are a few great garland ideas to puzzle over- if you’re not yet convinced- a Valentine garland ready-to-go on Etsy and a super easy tutorial if you’d like to try your hand at making one for yourself.

valentine garlandHere’s one of the Valentine garlands I’ve been making, really just a very girly pink and red bit of flair with an emphasis on L-O-V-E.

spring garlandA shot of my entry way. I switch this garland out seasonally, but there’s always something draped in this spot. The ceramic birds holding the flowers is from a yard sale, complete with a special message to someone else on the back in Sharpie. It fell off the wall awhile back and shattered into about 23 pieces. I painstakingly glued it back together because I love it so much, just don’t gaze at it too closely!

bv3Here’s a close up of the Valentine fabrics banner available in my Etsy shop.


  1. kalamitykelli

    February 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Oh I love it! I didn’t know you were on Etsy – how do I put you in my circle? I honestly don’t know what a circle is but I’m in some and generally when someone puts me in their circle I can put them in mine but I can’t find an icon.

    I pinned the banner because I just love them too – especially when you make ’em!

    1. NoelleOlpin

      February 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      My etsy shop name is noelleodesigns, I would love to be in your circle! 😉

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