Hello We R fans! Aly Dosdall here with you today sharing an easy hanging garland I created for my craft space using the fab new Alphabet Punch Board and Link Punch. We’ve all seen plenty of horizontal banners and garlands using this tool, but I thought it would be fun to try a vertical or hanging garland. There’s limited wall space in my craft room, so using a vertical option saves on space and is something a bit different than your typical garland.
I used papers and ephemera bits from the new Honey I’m Home collection. I just love the light bulb garland paper in this collection, and I knew I wanted to use it in some type of decor in my craft space. I love the idea of using the light bulbs together with the word “create”, since creativity is all about sharing and expressing ideas.
After punching out my letters by following the easy-to-read instruction booklet, I linked them together vertically using the Link Punch. This punch has guides in the base which make it really easy to line up letters of all shapes so you can punch your slits in just the right spot.
I linked some of the letters once, and some twice depending on their shape so they would hang nice and straight.
The letters that show the wood grain pattern side of my paper needed a little something extra, so I added a few pieces of ephemera from the collection to embellish them.
The images in this collection are perfect for a “create” garland–don’t you think? I love all the cooking, sewing, and home decor graphics!
I have to admit I’ve been having so much fun playing around with the Alphabet Punch Board. This tool is ideal for so many fun projects!
I kind of want to add letters to everything now. =) How would you use this fabulous new tool?
Alphabet Punch Board
Honey I’m Home Paper
Honey I’m Home Ephemera Bits
Banner Punch Board