I wonder who first named the garland. To me, the word “Gar-Land” sounds like a fantastical place abounding with schools of shimmering gar fishes and pretty-flowy-hanging-things. It certainly doesn’t sound like the pretty-flowy-hanging-thing itself… Language is funny, isn’t it?
Oh. But I’ve digressed.
What I meant to say was: I made a garland. Would you like to see how? As you’ve no doubt gathered, it’s as simple as Simon to make. But, you know, since you’re here… Here’s what I did!
Tutorial: Cereal Box Garland (aka: Cereal Box Pretty-Flowy-Hanging-Thing)
You will need:
- a cereal box
- toilet roll
- pair of scissors
Cut your cereal box into twine. Do this by cutting a continuous strip all around the box, turning the box over and over until you get a whole lot of cereal box “twine”.
Now take your toilet roll and a piece of string. Place the piece of string along the tube with the cereal box twine laying across it. Like so.
Holding your string in place, wind the twine several times around the toilet roll. Tie a knot around the twine with the string. Make a bow.
Slip the twine loop off the toilet roll.
Repeat many many times. Until you have a sizable garland.
Or several sizable garlands.
Now hang it wherever you wish. Either inside…
For a whole collection of me-made garlands, click here and here. And here. And um… here. And again here.
‘Twould appear I live in GarLand.
Have a glorious day, and I’ll see you again on Friday!