No, that's not the garland I made for my sister's wedding, although it's real pretty!
Mine's even simpler -- it can be done in 1-2-3 easy steps!
Ribbon / twine
Pen-knife (Exacto knife)
(1) Create a template of the shape you want your garland to be. I made triangles, but you can just as easily make hearts, or any other shape you fancy.
Trace template onto a map, and cut them out. I couldn't get a hold of older vintage looking maps, so I used an old street directory my dad wasn't using.
(2) About one inch from the base of the triangle, I used a pen-knife and made two tiny slits about an inch apart.
This is for you to thread your ribbon/twine through to string the triangles together.
(3) Thread all your shapes together, and get ready to hang your garland up!
With all the holidays around the corner, this is such a simple but great way of sprucing up your home for the festive season! You could use wrapping paper in place of the maps, and cut out some simple Christmas tree / candy cane shapes and string them up! Q.E.D!