Saturday, March 24, 2012

Distressed Vintage Flower Garland Tutorial

I am really excited about this project!  It looks really pretty in person.  And, I'm definitely a sucker for blue....


So, now I'm going to explain how I made it.  A few weeks ago I did a tutorial on these distressed vintage flowers, so click here to learn how to make them.


I made my flowers out of Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, and Pool Party Card Stock.  I made 12 of each flower, but you could definitely make more if you wanted :)


Then I took my 1" punch and I punched out 12 circles of each color.


Then I took some fishing line and I hot glued the flowers to the fishing line with the 1" circles that I punched out.  I then continued this process until all of the flowers were glued on.


Here's one more shot of what this garland looked like hanging in my window. It turned out kind of artistic... I wish that I could say that I planned that.

54 comments:

  1. Paper?? Are you kidding? Wow! Pinning!!!! Thanks for sharing these, they're just fabulous :)

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  2. Those are amazing! Thanks so much for linking up to Fantabulous Friday @ Little Becky Homecky!

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  3. Wow! Love the way these look!

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  4. These are so pretty -- love the colors! I used to be a SU demo until I began working again but I loved it and love their products!

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  5. This is so darn cute! Thanks for the tutorial. Glad you joined in my Brightside weekend blog hop. Be sure to come back every Friday and share your blog :)

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  6. This is so cute! I'm surprised to find out that the flowers are made from paper, I thought they were fabric at first. Great job!

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  7. I'm visiting from Debbie Doos and I love this project! That garland is so cute! What attention to each little detail!

    blessings,
    karianne

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  8. I love your flower garland, great colors.

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  9. i absolutely love this! those flower are gorgeous and i love the way they look on the garland! thanks for linking up.
    -marie

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  10. This is such a pretty idea. I would love for you to link up at my Linky Party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  11. I love garlands! I'll have to keep this one in mind -- it's very delicate...and don't you just love fishing line? I feel like I use it for everything!

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  12. These flowers are so pretty and I love the colors!

    http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com/

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  13. I love the color scheme! Thanks for sharing on Handmade Tuesdays. And good call on the fishing line!

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  14. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show some blog luv! def enjoyed this post! very cute new follower!

    http://infinitelifefitness.com
    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous Ashley!! Love those colors. Thanks so much for linking up to Toot Your Horn Tuesday :)

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  16. Such a pretty garland!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  17. these are really nice. the color scheme and the repetition of the colors = perfetto!

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  18. This is great! I'm going to make one now.
    Thanks for linking up to The Creative Corner Hop.

    Holly
    http://hollysstampingaddiction.blogspot.com/

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  19. So cute!! I can't believe this is paper- what a great way to make a beautiful garland!!
    Thanks for linking to Scout's Sweet Sundays.

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  20. Such sweet flowers!

    I found you through WMFW. If you like cake, consider contributing a cake recipe here (http://theefirewife.blogspot.com/2012/03/cake-week-2012-rules-regulations.html) for a chance to win during Cake Week 2012! It's going to be sweet!

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  21. Oh sooooooo PRETTY!!!!!!! I can see this being used for so many different things!

    Thank you for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  22. This is such a beautiful DIY idea!! Thanks for sharing! BTW, came to your beautiful blog via bloghop! I am your newest follower, thought to let you know! I'd appreciate if you could connect with me and follow back! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
    Style-Delights Blog
    Let's Twitter Together

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  23. This is so cute, love it. Thanks for linking up to So Very Creative, I featured this today!
    http://soverycreative.blogspot.com/2012/03/distressed-vintage-flower-garland.html

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  24. How adorable! Thanks for linking up to my party. This is perfect for spring decorating.

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  25. Those are super cute. I'd love for someone to make some for me...heehee... (yes, passing the buck...wishfully). ;)

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  26. very cute Visiting from Jenny Matlock

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  27. So adorable!
    Melody
    One Chatty Chic

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  28. This garland came out so great, and I can think of a hundred different ways to use those pretty flowers!

    Thanks for linking up at Beautify It Monday! We were thrilled to have such a great turn out for out first party! Features will go up on Saturday and we hope to see you back again on Monday for week 2!

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  29. This is something I've been wanting to try and you reminded me to put it on my to do list. :D Thanks for sharing your fun project on BeColorful
    pam

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  30. These are so cute!! We love it! Thanks for linking up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We love having you and hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

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  31. What an adorable idea. I wish I had a mantle. I'm glad I found your blog at The Shady Porch party. I'm a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

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  32. Pretty flowers, and those colors are great together!

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  33. I think this is just so pretty! I love the colors! Glad you linked up this week!

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  34. What delightful crafted flowers. They certainly are artistic.

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  35. LOVE those flowers! I will have to make some soon! I am your newest follower! ;0

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  36. I'm here from clairejustine's blog and I'm your newest follower. I would be so grateful if you could follow me back!

    www.loveparish.blogspot.com

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  37. I loooove these! (Especially great with the colors you chose!)

    Thanks so much for linking up at Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

    ~Abbie

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  38. Thank you for linking up this project...
    Would love you to stop by and link up another fabulous project!!!
    http://polkadot-pretties.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/you-inspire-linky-party_31.html
    Claire xox

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  39. Wow, that turned out really cool! I love the colors you chose. Thanks for the tut, I'm visiting from Alphabe thursday by the way. Have a great weekend, Nan

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  40. I always love your paper crafts!! I always want to try them. This one is so cute. i adore these flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  41. I love paper flowers and these are wonderful. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

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  42. This has been featured on Scout's Sweet Sundays! Love it!!

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  43. aweeeet! love it. thank you for sharing xo

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  44. I love this garland so much!! It's so cute! :)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  45. This is so pretty!!! Love it! Great tutorial.

    Thanks for linking up to Romance on a Dime. I'm pinning this!

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  46. so pretty. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  47. Beautifully done! I love the color palette you chose!

    Jenn

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  48. This turned out really well! The colors are so vibrant and who doesn't need more paper flowers! Thanks for sharing!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  49. LOVE THIS!!!
    I'd love if you'd come link up at my first ever Tuesday Tutorial at Our Thrifty Ideas http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-1.html

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  50. These are gorgeous. Have you ever thought of selling your tutorials? I'm just curious.

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  51. So so pretty, and I love your color choices :)

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  52. These are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays!

    Jody

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