Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tutorial: Cereal Box Garland

I wonder who first named the garland. To me, the word "Gar-Land" sounds like a fantastical place abounding with schools of shimmering gar fishes and pretty-flowy-hanging-things. It certainly doesn't sound like the pretty-flowy-hanging-thing itself... Language is funny, isn't it?

Oh. But I've digressed.

What I meant to say was: I made a garland. Would you like to see how? As you've no doubt gathered, it's as simple as Simon to make. But, you know, since you're here... Here's what I did!

Tutorial: Cereal Box Garland (aka: Cereal Box Pretty-Flowy-Hanging-Thing)

You will need:
  1. a cereal box
  2. string
  3. toilet roll
  4. pair of scissors

Cut your cereal box into twine. Do this by cutting a continuous strip all around the box, turning the box over and over until you get a whole lot of cereal box "twine".

Now take your toilet roll and a piece of string. Place the piece of string along the tube with the cereal box twine laying across it. Like so.

Holding your string in place, wind the twine several times around the toilet roll. Tie a knot around the twine with the string. Make a bow.

Slip the twine loop off the toilet roll.

Repeat many many times. Until you have a sizable garland.

Or several sizable garlands.

Now hang it wherever you wish. Either inside...

Or out!

For a whole collection of me-made garlands, click here and here. And here. And um... here. And again here.

'Twould appear I live in GarLand.


Have a glorious day, and I'll see you again on Friday!


  1. A very cool recycled garland! Love it Michele:)

  2. You come up with the funnest things to do with recyclables. I love it.

  3. This is lovely and so easy to make! Thank you for sharing Michele!

  4. I just picture you living in such a happy space when I see your projects :)

  5. Again, you, with the genius ideas! These are so keen and colorful. For some reason I'm reading them as having some African flair. Is that just me? It's probably just me. Either way, these are the bees knees. I want an excuse to hang them from every corner of the room!

  6. Pretty. I like how light and airy they look.

    Perfect to hang in Gar-Land ;)

  7. Love it! Yep, that about sums it up.

  8. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [09 Jun 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  9. This looks so pretty hanging on the railing outside. Another lovely garland, Michele.

  10. Michele, This is just fantastic! Just marvellous! Now I am going to go to the thesaurus to keep a stock of words that are like "fantastic" and "marvellous" so that the next post you post, I'll be able to use different ones for your creations :)

  11. Oh! This is so whimsical, I can't believe it's made from cereal boxes! Great idea :)

    xoxo Maria

  12. this is amazing!!! LOVE THIS! and all of your other garland ideas! Wow, you are so inspiring :) thank you for posting!

  13. This garland is SO NEAT!!!! I hope it’s okay, I have featured it in a cereal box crafts round-up that I just finished. You can see it here:

    Also, thank you for sharing the tutorial. I will be giving this one a try!


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