My new garland is a little more unusual and might take some hunting for supplies to get a truly unique look. I took vintage playing cards and strung them face up and face down. You could stop there and leave your cards undecorated if they were themed cards. I decided to add some decoration to mine again in the Valentines theme. This one will be used on my classroom door. To each card I added paper hearts in different sizes and paper designs. The white hearts are cut from old chapter books. To finish off the garland and add a little sparkle I glued small rhinestones to one of the hearts on each card. The garland turned out really cute. It will be a nice addition to my classroom door for Valentines.
Vintage playing cards
The white hearts and circle are old chapter books
The added rhinestone is a nice amount of sparkle.
I bought some Star Trek cards to use as one of my samples but my daughter begged me to give them to her. I said yes but she had to replace them with a different set of themed cards. She purchased a set of Tetris game cards and Frozen playing cards. These have some great ideas brewing in my head. I also purchased some old games at a flea market to use in my classes. The games I bought were Pictionary, and one called Probe. These games have cards and would make great garlands. The Probe game has cards with letters. This would be fun to spell out a celebratory greeting or a name for a bedroom wall. There are lots of games that have cards - Trivial Pursuit, Skip Bo, Uno etc.
I bet if you dig around in y our closet you will find some playing cards or old game cards that you can use to spruce up your next party or just add a festive touch to your home décor.