Last week I shared our Collaborative Painting Mural and how we made it. I asked the kids in art class what we should do with our big mural, since we all wanted to enjoy it. “I know! We can cut it up and all share it,” said one very sweet little three year old. And that’s just what we did. I love this garland or wall hanging from your child’s artwork. It just makes you feel good, plus, it’s super easy and you can do it with all kinds of art. Here’s the how to.
art work (we used a canvas mural, but you can use plain old painted paper too) scissors, glue gun (fyi glue guns at Michaels are super cheap, like 3 bucks) and a ribbon (ours was a gift from the uber talented Bar, at ArtBar Blog Thank you Bar!)
First step is to cut up your art work. I did it free hand and not every piece is exact. That’s part of the garlands charm. You can cut up your art any size you like. You can do pendant triangles, long strips, squares, rectangles, whatever you prefer. I cut up rectangles from our mural and then asked each student in art class to choose five rectangles they loved.
The second step is to glue the ribbon to the fabric or art with a glue gun. I keep the art about an inch or two apart. Just add a line of glue right on top of the artwork and place the ribbon over it. Glue gun glue dries in about five seconds. If you don’t have a glue gun, don’t buy a coffee today and buy a glue gun instead. They are about the same price and equally wonderful.
Now even if you’re a self proclaimed “non crafty mom” I think we can agree that’s pretty simple. Granted the mural painting we did leading up to it was a little hardcore if you’re not into a mess, but you can do this with any art. How about cut up butcher paper or construction paper? That would work well too.
If you’re into garlands, try this one we made from paper towel art. Thanks for reading along everyone and happy hanging. xo Meri