October 12, 2015  

“Happy Everyday” Garland

Do you ever look at all those fancy gallery walls on Pinterest that are filled with interesting objects and think to yourself, “I wish I could come up with creative ideas for my walls”? I think that all the time. Today, I’m excited to show you the simple little garland I made to complete a mini gallery wall next to our front door. I hope it inspires you to get creative with your walls.

I love the look of gallery walls, and lately I’ve been really drawn to ones that mix in random objects with photos. They always look so creative, and mixing different objects adds dimension and interest. We’ve lived in our house for almost a year now, and I still hardly have anything hung on the walls. Since I just finished painting our living room, I’ve been itching to finally add wall decor. The small wall between our front entry and picture window is the first wall that’s been pretty-fied in our living room, and I think it turned out beautifully. The best part is that this is a project you can whip up in just a few minutes with your Silhouette.

Incorporate a simple garland into a mini gallery wall

I’m sharing this project as part of the October Silhouette Challenge, where nine of my blogger friends and I dreamed up fun garlands that we created using our Silhouettes.You’ll find the links to the others’ projects at the bottom of this post.

This “happy everyday” phrase has been floating around in my head for quite some time, so I decided to use it for this project. I whipped up the design in Silhouette Studio and cut the pieces out on card stock I had on hand.

> Click here to download the free Silhouette cut files for this garland.

What a simple garland Silhouette project


I cut the plain pennants out on a pretty blue card stock, and then I cut the pennants with the lettering out on an off-white card stock. After that, I simply layered the pieces and strung them onto string and they were ready to hang using a few small nails.

Happy Everyday Garland 5

I simply pounded a couple small nails into the wall and tied on the ends of the string. Then I rounded up three 5×7 white frames and hung them in a row using command strips. I decided this was a great place to display a few of our engagement and wedding photos since we walk by here so many times every day.

Incorporate a simple garland into a mini gallery wall


Want to make your own “Happy Everyday” garland? Be my guest! You could totally customize this by using different colors of paper and different types of string or ribbon. Plus, the places you could display this are endless. I think it would look pretty hanging at the top of a doorway or window.

> Click here to download the free Silhouette cut files for this garland.

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?

My Silhouette Challenge friends and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!

Spooky Ravens Halloween Book Page BannerSpooky Halloween BuntingHalloween BannerHalloween Mini Bat GarlandFun Fall Candy Corn GarlandHalloween Spider Wall GarlandFelt Fall Leaf Garland"Happy Everyday" GarlandStar Wars Halloween Garland

1. Two Purple Couches // 2. DIYJustCuz {Brittany} // 3. Create & Babble // 4. Whatcha Workin’ On? // 5. A Time For Seasons // 6. Get Silvered // 7. Cutesy Crafts // 8. The Small Stuff Counts // 9. Cupcakes&Crowbars

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Emily Counts is the founder of Small Stuff Counts, a home and organization blog she created in 2013. Her goal is to help moms make home life easier so they can create beautiful, organized, and thriving homes. She shares life at home as a mom juggling two young kids and being a working mom with a corporate job. The Iowa-based blogger lives in the suburbs of Des Moines, Iowa, with her husband, two children, and rescue dog. Emily has collaborated with brands including The Container Store, Cricut, Command Brand, Bissell, Sam's Club and Rubbermaid.

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  1. This is such a cute banner! I love how you made it part of your gallery wall. I want to do a gallery wall so badly but have no idea what to do! Thank you for sharing your ideas and thank you for linking it up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party! 🙂

    1. Thank you! Gallery walls can be intimidating, so I recommend starting with a really small wall like I did here. That way it’s less daunting and you don’t need as many items. If you’re not sure where to start, find a gallery wall you like on Pinterest and try to replicate it’s design using your own frames or other objects. Thanks for visiting!

  2. When I think of garlands, I tend to visualize big ones that swag across rooms and archways, but I like how you’ve scaled this one down to fit the space perfectly. The sentiment is a great reminder to celebrate the everyday goodness we so often don’t acknowledge. Thanks!

    1. I kept thinking of huge, gaudy garlands as well! Isn’t that funny. There’s clearly more room in this world for small, dainty ones. Thanks for visiting!

    1. Thank you for reading! It’s been a few weeks now, and I’m still loving seeing that saying every time I grab my keys and head out the front door.

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