I have been loving garlands lately. I found this sheet music book at Goodwill for yes, that's right 30 cents!
Doesn't really get any cheaper than that so I grabbed it and it has been on my craft table for almost two months now!
I cut out circles, I think mine were about 2.5 inches in diameter....I cut about about 100 for each garland, but with my Fiskars circle cutter and using three sheets at a time, it went pretty fast. I was watching Titanic at the time, so I didn't really pay much attention to how much time it took me! I love that movie!
I then fired up the sewing machine and picked a fall-ish looking thread...this is a variegated thread with some red, some tans, some brown, some off white. Fit the bill perfectly!
I stacked two circles together and sewed them down the middle and then repeated it about as many times as I wanted for how long the garland was to be...
Once they were all stitched together, I knotted off the ends at the first papers and then about 6 inches out so there was a way to hang them up. Then I opened up the two pieces so that it looked a bit like a butterfly.
They fold completely flat to store or mail them...
And look so cute opened up hanging on the wall or in this case, being held up in the yard.
Great Christmas present for a music teacher, huh?
You can use different color papers, or use maps, or use a children's book pages...lots of different ways to do this garland!