DIY Summer Fruit Garland

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I hope you’re all having an amazing week! Here in Ireland we got a whole two hours of sunshine today, which can only mean one thing… summer’s finally on its way. Now I know summer technically starts in June, but I thought we could get a head start. Plus, in my opinion there’s never a wrong time to hang up a bunch of paper fruit in your room. This DIY is the first of a series of DIY room decor posts I’m planning, so let me know in the comments below if you guys have any ideas for spring/summertime decor!

 

What you need:summer garland 3

  • red, yellow, dark green, light green card paper
  • twine
  • sharpie
  • scissors
  • glue
  • sticky tape or glue gun*

*If you’re using a glue gun, please be careful. I’ve burned myself countless time with hot glue and I can tell you it’s not fun.

  1. Cut out pineapples and watermelons from coloured card.I feel like this step is pretty self-explanatory, but basically I recommend just sort of randomly cutting out shapes until they look somewhat fruit-like. I’m sure you’ll figure it out, but if you’re really struggling just google watermelon and pinapple templates and you’ll probably find something helpful.
  2. Glue the shapes together and draw little seeds onto the watermelon with the black sharpie.
  3. Using tape or a glue gun, stick the paper fruit to your twine.
  4. Leave glue to dry and hang your garland up on the wall. And voilà, just like that you’re room’s transformed into a tropical paradise, more or less ;).

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16 comments

  1. byliil · May 14, 2016

    Such a cool garland! Thank you for the advice, I need to summer up my flat 🙂

    Lii

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  2. Grace · May 9, 2016

    So cute!

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    • maya · May 13, 2016

      Thanks! 🙂

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  3. geekandfriends · May 9, 2016

    This is so cute and it seems really easy and fun to do it. Great job! ^_^

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  4. madebydemi · May 8, 2016

    so wonderful….it smells like Summer 🙂 great idea to do with my daughter!! thanks for sharing!

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  5. blaskey2000 · May 7, 2016

    Maya, Such a cute idea. I came to your blog because you liked my VW art show blog post on blaskeydailylife.com. I would like to email your directly, if you do not mind. I have a couple ideas that you might like to consider for your post and fruit basket mobile. My email is blaskey2000@gmail.com.

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  6. Melissa · May 6, 2016

    I love the pineapple garland, will have to try making one!

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  7. youmustbehighxo · May 6, 2016

    i love this! perfect summer decorations x

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  8. c__anne · May 6, 2016

    I love this! It’s so cute!

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  9. trainofthought · May 6, 2016

    Hey! These look like great fun! I’m so excited to make them- they are so quick and easy! Thanks so much….

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  10. the happiest pixel · May 6, 2016

    Hey happy pixel!! This garland is lovely, and perfect for a summer party!! 😉

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  11. parisianpages · May 6, 2016

    Wow this was really cute diy! 😍

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  13. yasmeennoelle · May 5, 2016

    I love this idea so much!! I am definitely going to do this.

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