Monday, September 30, 2013

Fall Garland

gar·land  ˈgärlənd/  noun  1.) a wreath of flowers and leaves, worn on the head or hung as a decoration. 2. A mark of honor or tribute; an accolade:

I am quite glad that definition includes using a garland as a decoration, because I am not sure how this garland would look wrapped around my head.
Using some silk fall leaves I bought at Michaels,
and some paper circles cut out from an old book (Cutting these by hand is much quicker than using a paper punch.  Depending on the book pages, you can cut up to 15 pages at a time.  I trace the bottom of a plastic cup and cut with scissors.),
and a twelve foot length of garden twine,
I made some fall garlands.  I use a zig-zag stitch to attach the leaves and the paper circles to the twine.
A simple and quick way to add a little fall color to your mantle (or in my case no mantle), a bookshelf, or across a window or mirror.


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