So you will need: A Little Golden Book, coloured thread and sewing machine, scissors, whole punch, ribbon and a shape cutter thing(optional!)
Using your shape cutter thingy, cut as many shapes into your book as you want.. I have a circle cutter, so used that. I like using a mix of illustrations and text in my shapes. (You can also just use scissors for this step, but it will take much longer!!)
Choose some pretty thread and thread up the machine!
With a simple straight stitch, start sewing all your paper shapes together, by sewing a straight line through the middle, and then feeding the next one through....and the next....and the next...
Soon you will have along snake of cuteness!
Find the shapes on either end and punch a hole in them using your hole punch
Tie some ribbon through the holes, so that you can now tie up your garland to hang.
If you a gifting this, why not use the hard cover from the Little Golden book as wrapping paper? Simply place the garland inside and wrap it up in string so its secure.
After making this I got carried away and found another vintage Little Golden Book full of Children's prayers that no one was really getting into in our house, so thought I'd use pages from this to make some cute stuff too! Here's a little Banner I made for Little Miss. I've shown a few people and they all like, so I think I might make more of these for gifts, or to sell...Who knows!!?!!!
Hope this post finds you well! Life here hasn't been terribly easy of late, but finding time to be creative sure helps with feeding my soul when it is in serious need of nourishment! Do you find that too?
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