My life motto is work smarter, not harder. I’m a Type A perfectionist, but I’m also incredibly lazy. I love DIY and creating, but I try to choose projects that I won’t spend too much time on because when I get bogged down in the details the perfectionist comes out and I talk myself out of finishing. Plus, I really don’t have more than, like, 10 minutes at a time to do any kind of crafting before I get discovered by “helpers”.
So when I saw this garland at Target the other day, I knew it was just the thing. I loved that it was simple, I could add a little to it to personalize it and it was cheap. At $3, I could risk making it into a disaster without kicking myself over wasting money.
I had big plans for this little beauty, but they involved a trip to the craft store. It’s been raining practically nonstop since the beginning of January here in Northern California and the thought of dragging two kids in the pouring rain to the craft store while I begged Isla to stay in the cart and not touch all of the shiny things sounded like torture in it’s purest form, so I scrapped those plans and dug through my craft stash. I came up with lots of different ribbon scraps in reds and pinks.
I cut them all into roughly the same size and tied them onto the garland string. I used a hot glue gun to add the hot pink ribbon to the red hearts to give them a little variety. Plus, I can’t pass up a good stripe.
If you plan to use tulle, make sure to bunch a few strips together to get the full, fluffy look.
And that’s it! It’s nothing super fancy, but it’s just enough to make me feel creative and like I did something, but not too involved that I couldn’t clean up before Nolan was out of the high chair and trying to pull the hot glue gun down by the cord.