new years garland + Sprout by HP

I hope everyone had a magical Christmas! Now it’s on to the next thing… New Year’s is right around the corner, so I’ve partnered with HP to use their latest creation to craft up a last minute New Years garland. If you haven’t seen the Sprout by HP, it’s essentially a station for all of your creative needs. A few features include a dual touchscreen and (my favorite part) the illuminator. Basically, it projects onto an interaction touch mat and scans whatever is there… like sprinkles! I’m usually pretty traditional with my design process, using my hands instead of pixels. But the Sprout really allowed me to merge both forms of media and process into one. It’s kind of amazing.

DIY new years eve garland - made with sprinkles #sproutbyHP #CIY DIY new years eve garland - made with sprinkles #sproutbyHP #CIYWhile playing with the Sprout, I realized it was perfect for scanning non-traditional, weird things such as a shoe, a passage from my favorite book… even my dog! (Yup, that happened.) For today’s New Year’s garland DIY, I used the Sprout to scan brightly colored sprinkles for a fun foodie holiday decoration.

DIY new years eve garland - made with sprinkles #sproutbyHP #CIYOnce I scanned the sprinkles (it was super easy), I “punched” them out into circles and arranged them on a page. Oh, and I got to use my fingers for the whole process which is just sort of fun.

DIY new years eve garland - made with sprinkles #sproutbyHP #CIY DIY new years eve garland - made with sprinkles #sproutbyHP #CIYTo make your own garland, simply download my artwork, print, and cut out the circles. Then, tape to baker’s twine with a bit of your favorite washi tape.

Hang for your New Year’s Eve party and voila — party time! (download the artwork here.)

DIY new years eve garland - made with sprinkles #sproutbyHP #CIYphotography by Jojotastic

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