Saturday, August 21, 2010

Circle Party Garland

I have been wanting to make one of those circles garlands...I saw it somewhere on a blog (sorry but I can't remember where!) and my niece's birthday is coming up, so that is a good excuse!
I got out my trusty Fiskars circle cutter and cut many different size circles from many different color card stock.  Nothing fancy, took me maybe 10 minutes to cut all that I used in the garland.
Then I just started sewing them together, leaving maybe an 1/8-1/4 inch between each circle.
I just kept feeding them in one at a time.  I did set my stitch length longer at 3.5 so there wouldn't be as many holes in the paper.  I used white thread for mine, but it would be cool to use a variegated thread too!
These pictures aren't the best and the background is certainly distracting, but I think you can get the idea!
I am really proud of it...it is fairly sturdy too.  I stacked the circles on top of each other to store it so it doesn't get damaged before the party.
I am thinking that it would be very cute to scatter some flower die cuts into this mix!

21 comments:

this blessed nest said...

how fun are those circles!

i love banners, bunting, pennants - whatever you call them - i never can get enough!

Jill said...

Lovely! I'm seeing a few projects around that involve sewing card - I've never tried it - such a good idea!
Thanks for linking to A Round Tuit!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://jembellish.blogspot.com/

Sherry said...

Good Idea! We are having a party for my husband this week, it would be fun to do. The grandkids would love the additional decoration. I don't have a die cut maker but maybe someone I know does.

vanessa @ silly eagle books said...

I keep seeing these too, and wondered how easy it would be--I love how yours turned out!

raggygirlvintage said...

Wow, what an easy way to make a garland! Thanks for stopping by!
Tracey

Kaysi said...

What a fun idea!

Jenglamgirl said...

that is utterly the cutest party garland every! LOVE IT! Jen

Bec said...

Such a great idea! I currently have a pinwheel garland hanging across our fireplace, but these would be cute in fall colors!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Wow, this is really cute and simple. I love it. This is a fun idea.

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

i just love these. so glad you showed how easy they are. i've really got to make one!

Traci said...

Oh yeah...other die cut shapes would look awesome too! I always forget you can sew paper...I seem to get stuck on the fabric/sewing and paper/glue concepts and forget that it can be mixed & matched.

Summer Rae said...

Simply gorgeous!

Allison Shops said...

I haven't seen one before - too cute. Your cat in the header/banner is gorgeous, btw.

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Misty said...

Very cute! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Amy said...

cute...and festive! If you add flowers, you could throw some butterflies or birds in there too- then use it in a bedroom maybe..hmmm.maybe I should go get cutting!

Love the Decor! said...

This is soo cute I could see it in a little girls room!
In from Jen's Hope you have a nice weekend

Ruth H. said...

Very fun! I really like your idea for scattering in the flower diecuts.

★All Thingz Related★ said...

We are so glad you shared your terrific garland with us at Anything Related! It looks great!
{Rebekah}

brandi @ tales of a domestic goddess said...

too cute!! my son's 1st birthday (sniff) is soon i'll have to keep this in mind! thanks for the idea!

Melissa said...

That is super cute! Thanks so much for stopping by Tuesday Tell All!

Diaz said...

I keep seeing these too, and wondered how easy it would be--I love how yours turned out!