Friday, November 26, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Ideas--Day 1

On the first day of Christmas Beyond the Picket Fence showed me...how to make a paper garland for my tree.  Sorry post is late in the day (evening), I had shopping to do today.  And my following posts will be in the evenings so they are up for about 24 hours.

I decided I wanted to make a garland out of paper for my tree.  I have not had garland for a few years because I haven't found something I liked in my colors.  I started by punching out lots of circles from scrapbook paper:
Next I glued circles together so there was print on both sides.  Want to avoid this somewhat tedious step?  Buy 2 sided paper or glue the paper together before punching out circles.
Then I sewed them together, this went quickly, other than I had some tension issues and had to start over half way through.
And that is all--fun garland, in custom colors to fit your needs.  I want to make more to drape around the windows, mirrors, etc.

Find more fun ideas at Funky Junk Interiors!

9 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! I have seen paper circle garlands, but never sewn together. The possibilities for this project are endless! The garland would even look nice on a package instead of ribbon and a bow:) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Cute idea!!!! I would def. use two sided paper....you are amazing to glue them all together!

    suzanne

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  3. Such a simple but really cute idea! I love it.

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  4. I love the simplicity in this adorable project! May have to give this one a try!

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  5. That is a very cute idea! I love that it is something new!!

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  6. I love Funky Junk! What a great spin on an old classic.

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  7. GREAT idea!!! I just love it! I hope one Christmas I have enough stocked up to do everything homemade! :)

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  8. Love it! Great colour choices too, so fun.

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  9. That is really super cute. I bet you could do something similar with just the loops that you let kids do.

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