diy project: anna’s paper pennant garland

even though our wedding is over, i love checking out wedding-related diy projects and imagining ways to incorporate them into my post-wedding-day life. this beautiful craft project comes from anna, the diy guru at once wed. emily from once wed sent it over last night and i totally agreed with her when she said it “would look great at any type of celebration whether it be a wedding or a backyard barbecue”. i don’t have a backyard, but i know some people who do and i am totally going to make some of these for the next summer party we have. maybe they’d be ok with my BYOD (bring your own decorations) theme…

ps: click here to check out abigail’s beautiful post the transitional wallpaper collections of lene toni kjeld (a must see)

CLICK HERE for the full instructions at once wed!


  1. Lauren McKay says:

    BYOD – lol. I don’t have a backyard either, so that sounds like a great idea!

  2. Emily says:

    Grace, thank you again for featuring Anna’s project. We are thrilled!

  3. alison says:

    I’m surprised you haven’t featured Anna’s design work yet. It’s really beautiful.

  4. Love Anna’s work and this is a perfect example why… fun, colorful and original!

  5. Eva says:

    very nice thingies… love the unusual shape

  6. Justine says:

    ahh this would be perfect for a wedding but how about in your bedroom? you could do simple little sayings like “dream” or “imagine” something cool.


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