scallop party garland

Scallop Party Garland

I’m a sucker for little party details, they can really make any day feel special. But sometimes there’s no escaping the need to go big. Like fill a whole wall, deck out an entire room with bright festive fun. BIG! This scallop party garland is a great asset in these moments. It’s so simple, anyone can make it, and it literally transforms a blank space to a whimsical party spot in moments.

Scallop Party Garland

Scallop Party Garland

Scallop Party Garland

Scallop Party Garland

To make the scallop party garland all you’ll need is 12×12 pieces of scrapbook paper, scissors and glue dots. Each strand of the garland uses one piece of scrapbook paper – so you can brighten up an entire room on a shoe-string budget!

Start by cutting straight lines in the paper about every 2 inches 90% across the paper. You’ll need to leave the last 10% uncut for the garland to stay connected. Once all 6 cuts are made, flip the paper over and cut again every 2 inches but in-between the first cuts, also going 90% through the paper. The result will be a criss-cross of cuts attached by just the 10% on each end. That’s all it takes – straight cuts on simple paper! So simple.

Next hang the garland using glue dots at each connection point across the wall. You can measure out for perfect curves or just put it up for a more whimsical Dr. Seuss-ish look – my personal choice. Throw in a few colorful lanterns, maybe a fringe cake, and have yourself a party!

Scallop Party Garland

Scallop Party Garland

Photography in collaboration with Jocelyn Noel for A Subtle Revelry.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Posted February 25, 2014
Read more from birthdays, garlands, party decor, spring by



3 Responses to “scallop party garland”

  1. What a great way to add some color and dress a wall. It reminds of the chevron pattern, which i loveee. ;)

  2. Miss Kitty says:

    This is so darn cute! and affordable! and looks like chevrons (like Tiffany said). What a great combo of attributes this garland has to decorate a wall!

  3. Wow, this is so simple and great! You can tell when an idea is great – when it creates more great ideas. While I was reading through the article I thoughthat instead of using scrapbook paper I can use pages of old magazine (or the covers, since they are harder). The end result would be even more colourful.