Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Easy Peasy St. Patty's Garland

So this morning my son has been playing with my scrapbooking paper, and I decided we should make something. I'm usually not a huge St. Patty's decorator, but it's the closest holiday...so...this is what we came up with...even with the added two-year old element, it only took about 45 mins from start to finish, and he loves that he helped make it!

It's fun, it's festive...it was cheap and easy!
Try to ignore the hideous-ness of the linoleum fake marble fireplace surround...I LOATHE it...but it's a rental so I'm just gonna be glad I have a fireplace...just know that it's not a reflection of my style, at all :).

My son helped trace the shamrocks from a template I made for him, then I cut them out and he handed them to me as I ran them through the sewing machine. Yes, the sewing machine. I iron fabric to walls and sew paper, what a weirdo...If you've never done it before, you just run one piece of the paper through the machine and after you finish, instead of cutting the string, just pull the paper out the back of the machine, while pressing the foot-pedal. After the string which runs through is the length you want, feed the next piece in. Should the string break, just cut it and re-sew over the last piece of attached paper. This is a super easy way of creating any garland....I did it for Valentines day and it was super cute!


  1. I like your "irish" garland!!! It's cute! I might try to make it!

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