Children’s Painted Garland

childrens garland diyI know I’m obsessed with garlands at the moment, what with my felt heart one and the feather one I recently posted but you know what? Not bothered. Sorry, I’m loving them too much right now and not only is this children’s painted garland looking mega cute round mine at the moment but it’s also helped to fix some parenting problems. Yep, total win. So here’s what we did…

childrens artMy son did some painting. Looks nice huh? Once it had dried I cut it into strips so that all the letters would be the same size. Cut the letters out and lay them out on a piece of bakers twine. Don’t forget you will need to turn this round the other way so do it backwards (I totally messed this bit up first time, sigh…)

garland tutorial

Use washi tape to stick the letters in place, apart from the fact that this helps justify my large scale expenditures on washi tape, it also means if you put the letters in the wrong place you can easily move them.

childrens galleryTa da! All done and up in The Toddlers room. What was great about this was not only was it made using his own paintings, but he’s recently been a bit funny about his playgroup saying he doesn’t like it. He loves it, but needs a little reminder of this sometimes! Under the sign I’ve taped a load of art that he’s done at his playgroup as well as a few bits from home, a nice reminder of his favourite stuff that he’s done there and also as I’ve popped it up there with washi tape I can move it around later or swap some bits over.

If you’ve got any ideas on how to display kids art or (even better!) how to remind your kids that they actually like playgroup or school do let me know below!


  1. 15th March 2014 / 10:49 am

    Aww what a great way to use the paintings 🙂 I used some of Ella and Kaycee’s paintings from nursery as background papers in the scrapbook I started and never finished!

  2. 15th March 2014 / 9:38 pm

    This is another lovely post from this blog this week – you are really getting my crafting fingers all itchy. Thanks again.

  3. 16th March 2014 / 7:09 am

    I feel the need to buy some washi tape coming on:)

  4. 16th March 2014 / 1:21 pm

    This is such a nice and simple design! I think it would make a good birthday banner too 🙂

  5. 16th March 2014 / 8:31 pm

    I love this! What a fab idea! I’m a terrible mummy as most of L’s artwork goes into the bin as we just never know what to do with it all….maybe it’s time to get creative!

  6. 18th March 2014 / 11:19 am

    Its very cute and easy idea. Will try it with my little one someday. Thanks for sharing!

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