Dec 23

2014 Garland DIY

by Sally J Shim

The new year is around the corner and a perfect way to get excited for the brand new year is to create a fun and festive 2014 garland. You can customize your garland to coordinate with your holiday décor or create a garland using your favorite color palette as inspiration and keep it hanging all year long. Try backing the cut-out numbers in pretty patterned paper, holiday gift wrap, glitter paper, or fabric.

2014 Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

2014 Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Click through for instructions… 

Materials: Cardstock, Printer, X-Acto knife, cutting mat, ruler, gluestick, glitter cardstock, 1/8” hole punch, twine

Step 1: Print the numbers 2, 0, 1, 4 onto 4.25”x 5.5” pieces of cardstock.

Step 2: Use X-Acto knife to cut out the numbers from the cardstock. (Note: For the numbers “0” and “4”, make sure to keep the interior cut out portions of the numbers, which will later be glued onto the glitter cardstock.)

Step 3: Cut out four 4.5”x5.75” pieces of glitter cardstock.

Step 4: Place glue on the backside of the cut-out number and adhere it to the glitter cardstock. Glue interior portions of the numbers “0” and “4” onto the glitter cardstock.

Step 5: Use 1/8” hole punch and punch two holes on each side of the numbers.

Step 6: String twine through the holes to create the banner, leaving 12” on each end of the banner.

2014 Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

2014 Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

2014 Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

2014 Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

2014 Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!


  • Mya says:

    Lovely banner such great inspiration! I can’t wait to try this one myself!

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  • Crystal says:

    So, I’m most likely going to try this and end up covered in glitter and crying, but NEVERTHELESS, totally trying it! Thanks for the info and inspiration. :)

  • Katerina says:

    That’s worth to give it a try, thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!!!

  • Shelby says:

    I always psych myself up and plan an elaborate New Years Eve party and then I remember that all my friends want to do is keg stands and jell-o shots, and I remember that it’s all for nothing. I think a garland for myself wouldn’t be too selfish, though, so maybe I’ll still go that route. Thanks for the inspiration, Jordan! Have a Happy New Year!

  • so cute and sophisticated, but such an easy DIY :)

  • meg says:

    What a cute way to ring in the year!

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  • I’m going to make some of these tomorrow morning, and bring them to the New Year’s party I’m going to. It doesn’t look too hard to make, and it looks really cool! Time to ring in 2014 with style, right?

  • anitra says:

    I enjoy your blog. Very grateful to you for this lovely idea. I have been wanting to get to this for a couple of weeks now. Finally, I was able to work on it this morning as the kids slept in from being up late to bring in the new year. I added some “dots” with affirmation words of things that we want to focus on as a family, such as: courage, joy, family, and so on. Thanks for the inspiration!

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