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by Guusje Wannet of Ontwerpfabriek Appeltaart
paper garland tutorial, cut paper garland, space garland, scandinavian design for children

I love making garlands. They are festive, fun and easy to make. They make a great gift and you can customize them really easy. In our house stars, rockets and spaceships are a favorite, so I made a garland in this theme but you can choose whatever you fancy. Anything goes!

paper garland tutorial, cut paper garland, space garland, scandinavian design for children

You’ll need:

  • Cutting board
  • Scalpel/blade (or scissors)
  • Stamps (I made my own, but you can use any you like, preferably symmetrical)
  • Ink pad
  • Good quality craft Paper
  • Needle and thread & a cord

paper garland tutorial, cut paper garland, space garland, scandinavian design for children
Cut out your prints with a scalpel and print the back too.
paper garland tutorial, cut paper garland, space garland, scandinavian design for children

Take two identical prints.

In the first print,
you cut a vertical line from center to top,
in the second print from centre down.

paper garland tutorial, cut paper garland, space garland, scandinavian design for children
Fold your cut out prints together.

paper garland tutorial, cut paper garland, space garland, scandinavian design for children

The easiest way is to hang a cord in the right room and on the right place where the garland is supposed to be.
I used a fancy knitted cord and I used a shiny thread, both pale blue.

paper garland tutorial, cut paper garland, space garland, scandinavian design for children

Assemble together & done!

Thank you Guusje for making us this amazing tutorial! Learn more about Guusje & Ontwerpfabriek Appeltaart by visiting the blog & checking out the beautiful prints in her shop. This is Guusje’s first guest post on OMHG so be sure to give her some love in the comments!

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  • http://www.olliegraphic.com Meg B

    Beautiful! Love it!

  • http://www.rachaelmayphotography.com Rachael May

    Oh, that is adorable!!!

  • http://CreativeMamma.com Joy

    Love it! Will have to do this with Jude! :)

  • http://www.whatkatiedidnext.co.uk Katie Levett-Allen

    I love it! I have a feeling we might NEED to make one of these soon, great idea, thank you for sharing!

  • http://noisettemarketing.com Isa

    That is amazing! I love it. Joseph will love to help me make one of these for his room!

  • Stephnie Douglas

    I love garlands and lovely tutorial – nicely visual. Thank you.

  • http://ahousefullofmoxie.com MOXIELisa

    Great tutorial and beautiful room! I love the shade of blue.

  • http://www.eastonplacedesigns.com/ Patti

    Too darn cute!! Love this :)

  • http://www.heartmadeblog.com Mayi Carles

    This is breathtaking. Adding to my to-do DIY list FOR SURE!

    Now I’m totally curious about how you made those rubber stamps. Any chances you could whip out a DIY tutorial on that alone. It would be AWESOME.

    By the way! LOVING your artwork. Totally up my ally :)

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      You are so in my head Mayi! I want a stamp tutorial too-I’ll work on it!!!!

  • http://www.vintagepaperparade.blogspot.com Debra Norton

    Wow! I love this tutorial. The stamps are so sweet!

  • http://guusjes-appeltaart.blogspot.com/ Guusje

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments.

    xoxo Guusje

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/Candice-Ashment-Art/368355510490?ref=tshttp%3A%2F%2Fweb.me.com%2Fcandiceashment candice ashment

    This is so adorable and so creative and fantasy-like. I love the idea and the visual product!
    thanks for sharing!!!!

  • http://www.katndrewcards.ca Drew

    this is TERRIBLY cool. and so easy to. an excellent idea and very creative. i should almost start making them just to hang around me during the work day

  • http://www.sillyeaglebooks.com silly eagle books

    wow–this is breathtaking. I really love this for a child’s room. My daughter would just love it.

  • http://papercuthearts.wordpress.com ania papercuthearts

    beautiful idea! i love creating papercut pieces too, especially as gifts for the little ones. this theme is really adorable (as is the entire nursery!)

  • Emma

    Love it!! I want to make it for my bedroom and I am a grown up….sort of…most of the time!!! Emma

  • Cristina

    This would be a great little addition to my son’s room! What material did you use to make your stamps?

  • http://trinityacres.wordpress.com Lindsay

    Hi there, I love this idea and included it in one of my Handmade Holiday blog posts – http://trinityacres.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/handmade-holiday-garlands/

  • http://etsy.com/shop/treasuresandbeyond Treasures and Beyond

    Wonderful idea!

    My 3 year old son loves rockets. This will be a fun project for us to do together.

  • Desiree Durso

    this is so magically adorable and seems SO easy to make. saving to my DIY’s for baby when we have one… :)

  • http://www.englishmuffinshop.com Bess | English Muffin Shop

    Oh my handmade genius!! I love this and think little Edwin will too! xox

  • http://www.girlfriday.ca Anile | Girlfriday

    Love love love!! Creative, homemade and sweet – so fabulous. Great tutorial!! Looking forward to the next one :)

  • http://www.kimob.de Mirja

    I’ll try this with our son on the next rainy day. He loves space ships/ rockets… Many thanks to you

  • http://www.simpledesignideas.com/ Johan

    This is a great idea for a kids room and a wonderful way to get your kid’s to work on crafting! Love it!