Snowflake Paper Punch + Card Stock + Ribbon =a fun and cheap Christmas tree garland
Over the last couple of months I've gotten a little obsessed with Pinterest. What is Pinterest you ask? Oh mama! No matter what I say I couldn't do it justice, so just go here: http://pinterest.com/ and take a look around. Crafting, sewing, quilting, cooking, knitting, fashion, home, style gardening, travel. It's got it all.
One of the little craft projects I found was how to make a garland for a Christmas tree out of circles punched from paper. The first one was a whole garland made from the little traditional size punched paper dots. Then someone posted a picture of a Christmas tree garland made out of a 1 1/4" circle punch, usually used in scrap booking. Well, that started me thinking --
Several months ago, I bought a big snowflake punch at JoAnn Fabrics. It was usually about $16, but I got it for $8 using a 50% off coupon. I was trying to justify the splurge (even on sale) and I gathered up some supplies:
First I tried sewing the snowflakes on my sewing machine. I just used machine quilting thread that I had laying around my sewing room. Fast and easy!
But then I thought some people might say, "Miss Bee, are your crazy? I don't have a sewing machine, and I'm not going to go out and buy one. But I really, really want to make this Snowflake Christmas Tree Garland, what can I do?"
Hole punch. If you've got any kind of hole punch that's small enough to punch two holes side by side, you can make this garland. Actually I think I like it better because it's easier to manipulate ribbon.