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Clip-Art Craft: Festive Garland

Letter-perfect party decor is easy with a garland made using our clip-art alphabet.




Here, a birthday greeting in warm tones hangs above a serving table done up in similar shades of pink and orange. Download the alphabet from our website and create your own. No matter the occasion, you won't be at a loss for words.



  1. Step 1

    For a birthday banner, download the entire black-and-white alphabet and print letters for desired words onto colored paper. To give the letters a decorative edge, cut them out with pinking shears.

  2. Step 2

    Use a utility knife to cut two vertical slits near the top of each circle, as indicated. Arrange letters into words on a work surface, and string together by threading ribbon through the slits. Hang the garland in a corner or between opposite walls with pushpins.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2006



Reviews (8)

  • KCintheOC 21 Aug, 2012

    Made this for a birthday get together for a group of women and it turned out so cute. Wish I could post the picture!!!

  • sandnthyme 25 Aug, 2010

    everything is so cute! But I am unable to get into clip art? What am I doing wrong?

  • sk8ergirl2400 4 Mar, 2009

    this is soo cute!

  • jessyhanley 22 Sep, 2008

    I used this idea for an adult birthday garland... however I cut my letters out and glued them on the circles. It really came out adorable. I also used the larger size "paper" from the Martha Stewart Crafts, it was just thick enough to remain stiff and hang nicely, but still be 'cut-able'.

  • GiaBella 1 Sep, 2008

    This is going to help me make an ABC book for a gift!! Love it!

  • 20somethingsuperhero 21 Aug, 2008

    I am going to make this tonight in preparation for my bf's Birthday party next weekend!! Very simple!!

  • LauraWaugh 5 Jul, 2008

    I used this as a welcome sign hanging from my front door for a summer BBQ. It was simple, and looked great welcoming in my guests! I've also used it for birthdays. I keep the whole alphabet plus a few extra vowels handy for whatever occasion may come up.

  • erindreg 8 May, 2008

    I made this garland for my sister's graduation party. It was simple and it looked fabulous with the table setting because we made the garland to match the cake! We used a muted green, pale yellow and a pale orangey-yellow. It was awesome!