Simple Spring Garland

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

I don’t know about you, but at my house, spring is in the air, on our minds and everywhere you look. This weekend starts the beginning of the spring birthday party/ Easter brunch/ any excuse to get together after the long winter rush. With that in mind I decided to pull out some of my most spring-ish scrapbook papers and whip out a little garland to have on hand for wrapping gifts and sprucing up things around the house. And if your getting in the mood to do a little spring cleaning of the craft cupboard, this is an excellent way to use up all the bits of paper you’ve been keeping around “just in case”.

Here’s what you need:

Scrapbooking paper – lots of different colors – double sided is best
Circle cutter and mat or various sizes of circle punches
Sewing machine

Cut as many circles as you can squeeze out of as many colors of papers as you can, varying the sized between 1 and 3 inches.

Starting with one of the circles and your machine set on a straight stitch, start sewing, feeding circles through leaving one stitch in between before you start the next.

Continue to sew until you have used up all the circles. Optionally you can add a 10 inch piece of ribbon to either end of the garland to make a bow when wrapping gifts. While mine are destined to end up on a gift in the next few days, in the meantime I’ve wrapped them around a vase where I’m forcing a few dogwood branches. Instant spring.

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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

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