Monday, November 30, 2009

Monday Muse

Sorry for the tardiness of this post. My perfect hubby, with lots of character, accidentally took the memory card for the camera when he went to work this morning so I could not take pictures.
Today's muse is something I learned from a dear friend that doesn't have a blog. Do you ever wonder what to do with all those strips of fabric that are a little to thin to sew with but are so cute that you don't want to throw them away. I know they make cute ties on bags of candy and popcorn balls for the holidays. But that hardly puts a dent in these fun strips. On the other hand a Christmas garland is festive and will put these pretty strips to good use. First gather all these pretties.Cut them into about 5-6" lengths. You do not need to be precise in this. I just fold them until they are about the rights size then cut a bunch at one time. You tie these onto a piece of string. I use hemp. I tie a bead on the end of the string so my little pretties don't fall off.Then you just keep adding the little pretties. Pushing them together to make this fun garland.To decorate your Christmas tree. This is a simple project that children can help with. A great way to create not only a fun garland but a Merry Christmas memory.

8 comments:

  1. Ha! I'm totally for real like broke. I think this may be on the schedule tomorrow. For real. Seriously.

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  2. That must have taken you ages - but it looks great! A very thrifty idea for those who don't want to throw anything away!

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  3. This is AWESOME! I'm sure that this one christmas decoration holds more memories than most! Really cool idea!

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  4. Hi Emily... or should I say, Secret partner!! ha ha.. LOVE the garland.. what a brilliant idea for the tree. Your blog is such fun to read and I look forward to seeing what you get up to. ps I love my snowman..sooooo much.

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  5. Great idea and looks awesome Em!!! A true quilter's Christmas tree!!! 8-)
    I'm going to pass on the idea!
    Happy stitchings!

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  6. Perfect! I have never seen this before...what a great idea!

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  7. How clever and creative you are!!!
    What a wonderful idea!!!

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