Project : Surprise Snailmail Garland by Rin Dawson

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland by Papered Thoughts

We all know how wonderful it is opening up your mailbox only to discover a pretty little package waiting just for you! But here’s something even better.  Mail that you can put up on the wall – yes please! Create this lovely little garland for Mum, pop it in a mailing tube and you have a little surprise “I Love You!” reminder for her wall.

Skill Level
Intermediate

Materials
1x Collecting Paper – Childhood
1x Masking Tape – Murmur
1x Mailing Tube
1x Sheet Kraft Cardboard
1x Bobbin of Twine
Scissors
Double Sided Tape
Pen

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Instructions

Using the double sided tape stick some small square cuts of the patterned paper to the kraft cardboard. I used a few of my most favourite designs – but there are 16 in each paper pack to choose from!

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 1

Write out your message on the reverse side of the patterned paper. Make sure you write it as a mirror image! Otherwise it’ll turn out back to front!  I went with a very simple “I Love You Mum” but you can get as creative as you want!

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 2

After all your letters are cut out – line them up and use the washi tape to attach the twine to the letters, creating a hanging garland.

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 3

Add some washi flags for an extra loveliness by folding a piece of washi tape over the twine and trimming the ends.

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 4

Take a moment to admire your fantastical “I love you” garland up on the wall before we create the mailing tube to house it through the post!

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 5

Take your mailing tube (I upcycled one that was sent to me) and use the double sided tape to adhere a sheet of the patterned paper to cover it. Use the Washi tape to cover each end of the tube (it’ll make it look a little more professional).

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 6

Attach the twine to the end of the mailing tube lid by poking a small hole with the scissors and AFTER threading the twine through the WHOLE tube thread it through the lid of the tube and tie and knot (this will ensure when they pull open the tube it doesn’t fall all the way out).

Dailylike Mother's Day Garland - Step 7

Attach the other end of the twine to the other lid of the mailing tube using the same method. Now when they open the tube the garland will pop out all untangled!

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Finally all you need to do it create a sweet mailing label.  Use the Kraft Paper and frame it with a different patterned paper! Oh and don’t forget a little “Open this end” sticker!

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This project was created by Dailylike Design Team member Rin Dawson of Papered Thoughts.

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