The circle garlands from the graduation shoot were super easy to make and created a nice pop of color and fun to the backdrop. They did require the use of a sewing machine–but I promise that I only have rudimentary sewing skills and by no means can I do much more than sew a straight line. Sometimes not even that. (It’s made me pretty handy with a seam ripper!)
– Colored card stock. I liked the effect using several shades of the same color together created.
– Circle puncher : in these photos, a 2 inch and 1 inch was used
– Sewing machine loaded with complimentary colored thread
1. Punch your circles.
2. Fire up your sewing machine! This part is easy, I promise. Stick the paper circle under the foot and hit the gas, stitching through the circle.
As soon as the paper clears the foot, stick the next one in. I think this garland looks best perfectly imperfect, so I in no way tried to create even spacing. Which makes it even easier to make.
3. Repeat until garland is the desired length.
I used a repeating pattern (for the most part) of two big circles to three small circles. To create the backdrop in the graduation table, I made six separate strings of garland and hung them. Easy peasy! Hope it helps add a little extra easy festive to your next party!
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I love these so much!!! I have a question....... In your tutorial, you say : "as soon as the paper clears the foot, add the next paper dot" But, It looks like there is more space between the dots? Did you run the machine a bit before adding the next dot? I tried this once and my machine jammed?? And advice would be appreciated ! Thank you. Michele
Tuesday 3rd of October 2017
I didn't run the machine, I more pulled at the threads as they were coming through (while holding the last circle) to get a little extra space between the circles.
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Lorelai @ Life With Lorleai
Wednesday 6th of May 2015
Cute, fast, and easy! Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week. :)
~Lorelai Life With Lorelai
Tuesday 5th of May 2015
What a great idea! I love how the garland turned out, it looks so fun and festive. Thanks for sharing at Idea Box.