For me there is just something happy about garlands and buntings and hanging decorations in general.
Maybe it's the association of celebrating.
Whatever it is, hanging bits of pretty make me smile.
I have pinned all sorts of hanging things....
fabric, shells, rose petals, globes, paper, ribbon...
you name it, I've pinned it.
The last time I went to Canton, I saw a sweet little garland created from doilies. This garland also had letters hanging from it (I can't remember what it spelled out), as well as, baby shoes, ribbons and bits of this and that. It was pretty, but not quite what I wanted. So before we left I made a second stop (I had already purchased a huge bag full of textiles) at the linen lady's booth to pick up a handful of doilies in just the right neutral shades.
This was so insanely easy to make!
I took several yards of seam binding and simply folded the end of each doily over it and ran a zigzag stitch across the doily and seam binding to secure it in place.
Easy and pretty, to boot.