June 16, 2013

DIY Atomic Era Starburst Garland Decorations

Happy Father's Day everyone! I'm going to be spending the afternoon at my dad's place today. I'm so excited for him to open his presents! I haven't blogged the last two days, but I definitely have something to show you today. I've been thinking more and more about doing craft fairs, and if I'm going to open myself up to that idea, I think I should have the cutest decorations to accent my table. Here's what I made the other day:
I put it up on my window so you could see it a bit better. This is my homemade garland made up of tiny little atomic shapes that I hand cut and strung through a stretchy piece of clear plastic string. That'll give it more bend, so it's easier to stretch around places without breaking. And because the string is clear, it'll mostly go unnoticed, giving my pastel starburst shapes a floating-in-air look. I think these mini versions of my starbursts (The ones I use in the background of my photos,) will look so sweet on any craft table I do in the future. If you want to try this, but using another shape, I recommend cutting all your pieces out first and then stringing them all together at the same time. I mostly used an alternating pattern: starburst, diamond, diamond, diamond, starburst. I also stayed aware of my colour choices, trying not to get the same colour too close together. What do you think of my little decoration? Would you try making one of your own?

Have a great day, and don't forget to spend it with your dad!

Marissa xo


  1. What a fun way to decorate! Love these. Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com