May 10, 2012

Scrap Garland

This weekend I'm having a baby shower for a friend.  I've tried to make some decorations without breaking the bank.  Here's one thing I made that didn't cost me a thing and it was really quick to make.  It's this scraptastic garland.  (Sorry.  I once worked as an office manager at a scrapbook company and we put the word "scrap" into every word we could think of.  We had some time to kill :)

I was able to use up some scraps I had and create a colorful, fun decoration.  I really like free.


I dumped out my scrap bin and tried to pick some fabrics that would kind of coordinate.



Then I cut them into different shapes.  I used my rotary cutter and did it all quickly without measuring anything.  None of it needs to be perfect, so no need to stress.


After I cut up all the pieces I saw how wrinkled they were.  Ugh.


So, I ironed them and mixed them up.


The sewing is the fun part because you just run the machine and feed in piece after piece.  I left a little space between each piece.


There's also no proper seam allowance.  I did some closer to edge like this one and others almost an inch in.  I liked the random feel of it. 


Then just string it up.  Voila.


I made a few chains of it.  (If you're going to ask about the pantry doors go HERE.)


I should add that the garland can serve multiple purposes.  If your child is misbehaving at the party, it can really come in handy.


So, if you have scraps to use up and a party to throw, you're set.


Thanks for dropping in.

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