Paper Weather Garland

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This colourful garland is a nice quick make and will make any boring white wall awash with colour (and weather!). We used Spectrascope card from Paperchase to create this garland as part of their ‘Play With Colour’ paper craft challenge.

For this project you will need:

  •  Card in an assortment of colours
  •  A stick of glue
  •  Fishing wire or thread
  • Needle
  • sellotape

1. Begin by cutting out your weather shapes. We made various clouds, rainbows, a sun and a hot air balloon (yes, we know that is not weather. But looks nice and it’s in the sky, ok?!). Our pieces were about 7cm high. Cut out hearts in different colours to go in-between each piece.

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2. For the rainbow, make a template and use this to cut a piece of red card, then trim a small amount off the template (about 5mm a time) to make each of the colours. Use this method for the hot air balloon too, but make sure you fold the template each time you trim a bit off. Cut a square for the basket and attach it by sellotaping fishing wire to the back.

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3. To make the raincloud, sellotape the fishing wire to the cloud and droplets and then add weight by putting a small blob of blutack on the back of each drop.

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4. With all your pieces cut, use a needle and fishing wire to thread the pieces on. Starting on one side of each piece, thread the needle from the front, around the back and then back through on the other side. We alternated heart pieces with weather pieces. Leave a good amount of wire at the end so you have enough to adjust the pieces. Finally, hang the garland and admire!

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 ~ Tia & Laura xx ~

 

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