No Sew Paper Garlands (and Drafting Table Makeover) with Cricut!

Today is a two-fer project post! I'm tickled to be over on the Cricut blog as part of their "Meet the Maker" series (Don and I took an old drafting table we found at a yard sale and transformed it by creating custom stencils with Cricut) and I'm also sharing a quick tutorial for creating no-sew paper garlands that would be perfect for any theme! {FTC disclaimer - I was compensated for this post but the project and opinions are mine all mine! This post also contains affiliate links so I may earn a few pennies if you buy something!}

SUPPLIES:
Cricut Explore Air or Cricut Maker (with Design Space)
Cricut Light Grip Mat
Three sheets of coordinating cardstock
Needle
Coordinating embroidery floss

Select a shape in Cricut Design Space (I selected an arrow from the Bits & Pieces collection and used the layer without the cut out) and cut multiple shapes from each color of cardstock. String each shape on to the embroidery thread with a needle.

Once all of the shapes have been strung you can separate the shapes evenly along the embroidery thread.

These are perfect for party or kids room decor, backgrounds for photos, the possibilities are endless!

I used my garlands as a backdrop for my latest Cricut project - I'm tickled to be over on the Cricut blog as part of their "Meet the Maker" series! Don and I took an old drafting table we found at a yard sale and transformed it in to the perfect table for my studio by creating custom stencils with Cricut and adhering them with my Xyron Creative Station with Repositionable Adhesive refill. Some Valspar and Plaid Crafts paint finished it off beautifully! Head on over for a full tutorial - and be SURE to watch the one minute video where you will see me in all my non-showered, bra strap showing, baseball hat wearing glory. I'm pretty sexy. ;)

Check out some of our other fun furniture makeovers!