Hi parents and parents-to-be! Today I'm sharing a simple, fun DIY garland that has brightened up our apartment during this long, cold winter, and added some texture and pops of color to our spaces. My 2.75-year-old daughter Trixie loves it! Garlands are really easy, inexpensive, and fast to make. They’re a fun party decor addition, as well as an impromptu photo backdrop! Here’s how you do it: All you need are a few colors of tissue wrapping paper (I got ours at the local 99 cent store) or construction paper, scissors, school glue and thread. First, you cut a fish scale shape (semi half circle) from a large pile of folded-in-half wrapping tissues, to get them all in the same general size, if you can. The fold should be on top of the half circles, so that your shape has two sides. This pile can also be your template for more, if you need a visual guideline for the next stack. Then, you cut the fringe up to almost the top of the fold. After that, gently open up the fringed shape and lightly dot some school glue along the spine. Next, lay your thread into the spine, closing the shape over the thread and gingerly pressing the shape over the thread. I place mine about an inch and a half apart from one another, and voila! We have a beautiful piece of art to hang anywhere!