photo garland

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I've wanted to put up a photo garland in my room ever since I moved in here. You may remember the one I had at my old apartment. So a few days ago I put up a couple of hooks on a wall (thank goodness for removable 3M hooks. A renters best friend!). I didn't know what I was going to use to hang things though, and didn't really feel like using a scarf and paper clips again. Someone out there must've heard me, because later that day the most perfect package came in the mail! It was a photo garland kit, complete with ropes, wooden pegs, and even some photos to get me started! It was completely unexpected, and it turns out it was from Ally, a blogger who is also taking part in the Art Swap I mentioned about before. So yeah, talk about perfect timing!



It ended up as more than just a photo garland though, because now there's a bunting (thanks to you are my fave), vintage doilies, a greeting card, and a pearl necklace too. It's so fun and easy to change things around - which I'm sure I'll be doing a lot!

P.S. If anyone else is interested in joining the Art Swap, please let me know. I have enough for myself, but I'd be more than happy to pass along your email to my friends who are still looking for participants! All it basically involves is for you to send one piece of handmade art, and find 6 other people who'd like to play along too. In the end, just sit back, relax, and expect upto 36 goodies delivered to you. So if you like receiving sweet surprises in the mail, you're gonna love this! Don't fret if you don't think you're the creative type or don't have time to make a big crafty project. It can be something really simple like a photo print, a cute bunting/ garland, an origami creation (many tutorials online!), etc. Anyway, if this sounds good to you, just let me know in the comments (with your email) and I'll make sure you'll be contacted soon with the details.

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trishie said...

So gorgeous!

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

ohhh, pretty pretty pretty! i love the idea of including vintage items in addition to the photos-i've been wanting to do this with the pictures i've taken of the little girls for so long!

emma said...

So pretty and whimsical! I love it.

The art swap sounds like so much fun! I'll have to think of something clever to do before I contact anyone...

JessicaVanDen said...

That looks absolutely wonderful! So pretty :)

Gracie said...

The garland is perfect. What a great gift! I may have to 'borrow' that idea and send it to someone.

Oh the art swap sounds wonderful. I will have to think about it :)

Tillie said...

Oh how adorable. The art swap sounds AMAZING, i would love love love to be involved. How lovely. My email address is shewaitsforwhispers[at]ymail[dot]com

love tillie xox

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

This is wonderful, by the way I've sent you some art for the art swap.

Anna said...

Oh just so pretty...love it! and love the pearls as an added touch gorgeous :)

Ally,The Vintage Valley said...

ohh eeek it looks gorgeous :) so glad you love it!!! love the pearls too...(im stealing that idea) :)

kittycat said...

oh wow, i love alla the photos!
btw - have you gotten your card yet?

xo tiffany

Luchie said...

such a great inspiration! I love when it added with a pearl necklace :)

soph (owl vs. dove) said...

Oh this is lovely. Don't you just love it when the universe throws little surprises like that your way?

HillsRus said...

I love the garland! Beautiful! And I am very interested in the Art Swap. Can I still sign up? My email is anna_tude1(at)live(dot)com

Thanks!

-Anna

bilbiochic said...

simple, yet chic! i love it!! thanks for sharing!
xoxo
http://www.bibliochicshop.blogspot.com
http://twitter.com/wearebibliochic

Little Bear Stories said...

It looks really pretty, love the pearls entwined in it. I have picture garlands up in my room too x

MJ said...

i love that! nice way to hang your pictures!

Rose said...

this looks absolutely professional! i could imagine this in an Anthro or UO catalogue.
amazing!
xoxo, rose
ChaiLoveVintage

Narumi said...

I have a photo garland too, yours is so pretty ! The necklace add a lovely touch..well done Anna :)

Eva said...

This is such a pretty idea. :) And I love your blog, it's always so sweet and comfy to read, not to mention that you always have pretty pictures everytime. <3

Eve's Eden

Charlotte. said...

that photo garland is so pretty!
i'd love to get involved in this art swap thing if there are still places, my email is charlotteimlah@hotmail.com

amanda said...

ooh I just saw this post, and I'd liek to take part!

andthemanda@gmail.com

Mila said...

Gorgeous, I absolutely love it!

Come and join my give away, dear! :)

Mila
x.

Lisa Grace said...

I LOVE THIS. I think I need to steal this idea :)

I also really like the sound of this art swap, my email's lisakyle91@hotmail.com, thank you!

kimmmbo said...

this is really pretty! :)

Amy said...

This is gorgeous, and I would love to be part of the art swap. :)

Elise said...

I want to join the art swap if there's still room! My email's alettertoelise@sbcglobal.net

carly said...

this is amazing.
way to go anna!

Helen said...

Ooh the art swap sounds good! Though I'd have to think of something to make :/

katrina said...

i like that you added a pretty string of pearls, adding a touch of whimsy to your photo garland!

Kate and Oli said...

such a pretty garland! love the addition of the pearl necklace!

i stumbled across your blog and love it! just wanted to say hi!

and i'd also be interested in the art swap!

xo, katie
email in profile :)
http://www.kateandoli.blogspot.com

You Are My Fave said...

It's so fun to see one of my polaroids and the bunting make an appearance.

xoxoKrysten said...

Wow that is really gorgeous. Love it!

Jen said...

This is deliciously pretty. I love the retro wooden pegs! :)

Samantha said...

Great photos of photos. I see so much emotion that all photographers want to capture and you definitely did.
http://www.onceuponafad.blogspot,com

See Hear Say said...

nice nice garlands!

Helen said...

And now I realise I should've left my email about the art swap. My bad.

halfseriousfopperies@hotmail.co.uk

xoxo-stranger said...

hi! your photo garland is really really pretty! i'm interested to take part in the art swap!! here's my email!

cute_fairy_08@hotmail.com

urbanresearch said...

This is so pretty! I'm inspired to go make my own : )

Rebecca said...

So sweet and creative! Lovely way to decorate your walls. :)

Oh, P.S.!! You'd asked me about those little bird pins (the ones on a chain?) - they came with the cardigan from Anthropologie! I really should use them on other clothes, though. I bet you could easily make something similar with pins and a bit of chain!

Emily said...

How perfect! I love when things like that happen. These photos of your new photo garland kit are lovely. I really like the angles at which you took the photos :)

Diane said...

Such an original idea! I love it! And it looks great!

kiss

ZEUS said...

Gorgeous, I too have the wires ready, just need to do it now... great blog!

Hope Chella said...

I love these!!!

http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

OneCraftyFox said...

These are so beautiful!

Mo said...

how great !!! love garlands !

Penelope said...

Your photo garland is so so pretty! I love that you wrapped pearls & hung some doilies on it too!

Céline J. said...

So sweet! I want the same in my house! haha

http://vanityandgolden.blogspot.com

angela said...

Such a pretty garland, it looks adorable.

And I'm so jealous of your floral scraps you found at a buttons sale... so much potential! Bunty flags perhaps?!

passport in my pocket said...

love the pearl garlands. very romantic.

. said...

Hey! Its so cute and i'd love to take part in the swap! :)

Anonymous said...

art swap sounds amazing! i love your blog!. my email is louise_menz@hotmail.com

Lou

Olivia said...

so pretty :)