projects- ombre dot garland

Happy Monday!

When I first moved into my white-walled apartment I was overjoyed to be able to use my Cricut to create some pretty adorbs things. Like you saw here, it is easy (and cheap!) to make cute paper wall decorations. With that in mind, I know that not everyone is as lame as I am and owns an elaborate paper cutter, but you can easily visit your nearest craft store for punches and cut outs that are just as convient. 

This garland is not hard but is a little time consuming. Kind of like stringing popcorn during Christmas...which I've never actually done but I'm sure it's a huge pain in the ass. This is worth the time though, look how cute! You can use all kinds of colors and you can make the garland as long or as short as you like, depending on where you hang it. 

You will need:
- 45, 2 inch cut cardstock paper circles in three different colors. (My garland has 15 paper circles of each color, making for 45 total) 
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks (yes, mine are gold! woo hoo!)
-Sewing needles - medium thickness
- Fishing line 

1. Thread your needle with fishing like and poke the needle through the center of a circle. String through. Cut the fishing line extra long so you don't have to worry about any circles falling off as you string.

2. Repeat step #1 for all of your colors, going in order to create an ombre look. You can let all of the circles pile up on the string, you will place them when they have all been strung.

3. Once all your circles are strung, start by placing your first circle near the top of the string. Place a tiny dot of hot glue on the circle center where you string the needle through to hold the circle on the string.

4. Repeat this by placing each circle about 1 & 1/2 inches apart on the fishing line - moving down along the string from your first circle.

5. I made two strands as you can see and strung them by the ends and tacked up the middle. There are so many options for colors and placement though! Have fun!

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