Garlands. Love. Love. Love. Easy to make. Fun to hang. Can be used for wrapping and present embellishments. Can be made out of anything–paper, felt, fabric, food (popcorn, cranberries, candy corn), and used over and over again. I just really love simple little strands of pretty paper sewn together. In middle school we cut snowflakes out of paper and strung them up in the windows for winter holidays. In college, while on the tightest of tight budgets and faced with a grim, bleak concrete dorm room I hung paper chain garlands made from construction paper from my window so that I would have something bright and pretty to stare at from bed. And, for my first Christmas as a college graduate in my “grown-up” apartment I ordered a mix-and-match assortment of ribbon off Ebay (for something like $5.85) and hung them vertically from my windows, above my kitchen table and over the mantle. Repetitive bright colors and patterns of shapes bring me lots of joy.
ava garland: http://www.artbarblog.com/recycled/make-name-garland/
geo paper garland in pink and gold: http://sarahhearts.com/2013-01-04/2012-favs/
diamond garland: http://thussfarrell.com/
pink and orange garland: http://www.zomaareendagje.blogspot.nl/
spring bauble garland: http://creaturecomfortsblog.com/home/2010/4/19/one-good-thing-bauble-spring-garland.html
red and aqua bauble garland: https://www.etsy.com/listing/193048472/fourth-of-july-fourth-of-july-decor-star?ref=listing-43