Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Making a Festive Garland
I bought 6 sheets of 12" x12" card stock in varying shades of red to fuchsia. Then I took out my ink nib and pot of ink and went to town doodling and scribbling all over each sheet of paper. After they dried I turned them over and did the same thing on the other side. Now, you could easily use a big fat Sharpie as well but I really like the look of the pen and ink and it really didn't take that long.
Then I used a 1 1/2" punch and punched out my dots. I punched out the perimeter first and then cut off those bits and punched out the center, etc. I ended up with about 200 circles.
Finally, you need some ribbon to attach these to. On past garlands I use a little thicker ribbon and sew all down the length of it, adding a circle every 5-6". But this time I bought a little too skinny ribbon and I knew it would take a long time to sew along it without breaking the thread so I decided to be a clever monkey and staple them to the ribbon. Bad idea!!!!! First, I nearly gave myself carpal tunnel squeezing that stupid stapler 200 times and second, the ribbons immediately get tangled upon one another the instant they even barely touch. What I should have posted was a photo of my husband patiently untangling 6 different lines of garland for 1/2 hour.