|I love the look of paper garland :)|
I love garland, and its fun to make.
Here's what I used but you could change it up any way you want.
18 sheets of 12x12 scrapbook paper (1/2 price at Hobby Lobby = only $5.00)
Paper punch ( I only have one, but I love it and have used it alot)
Sewing machine (You could hand sew or attach with yarn etc)
My punch can cut 25 shapes from one 12x12 sheet. I like to use the solid colors so it the same on both sides. That equals to 450 disc flower shapes for the 18 sheets I had. After sewing them (leaving appox 1 inch or so between each shape) I ended up with about 90 feet of garland.
Now that's a good deal. 90 feet of garland for 5 dollars, plus a little time. I LOVE making this garland. Change up you color scheme for holidays and you can use this anytime of the year!
Here are a few pics. Not sure how we are going to use it at the party, but it will look cute I'm sure!
|I ended up with about 450 flower punch outs!|
|Lots of punching. Took about an hour or so|
|Just sew the paper as if it were fabric. I sew it down the middle|
about an inch apart. But you could put them as close as you like.
|This is part of my finished garland. And yes some of it tangled and|
I had to cut it apart. No problem. It's easier to work with about 10 feet
at a time anyway. You can always tape or sew them together later when you hang them.
|90 feet of garland. What are we going to do with it??|
|I will pack it away until the party. Just fold up and put in a safe place.|
It will do fine, just be careful when getting it out again :)