Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Easy Flower Garland Tutorial

Did you see that flower garland waaaay back there from my Pajama Party Lingerie Shower? I thought I'd show you how easy it is to make.
I cut out a bunch of different size flowers from three different colors of pink card stock paper using my Cricut machine, but you could just buy die-cuts that are already pre-cut from Michaels if you don't have a Cricut. (Be sure to use two-sided card stock since the flowers spin slowly when they are hanging.)
Then position the flowers in your sewing machine so you can sew down the center of the paper. I used contrasting yellow thread in the machine and in the bobbin so the stitching would stand out. Keep your sewing machine going for a few inches to leave a space in between each piece of paper. (I counted for three seconds to keep the spacing between each flower uniform.)
That's it! How easy is that!?


Helsbells said...

I love this, it looks great and is so simple to do. Now where do I get a circut!!

karthi said...

Hi Sarah,

Lovely flower garland.

I have one Qs about an earlier project that you did--Pinwheel.
In the pics that you posted, i saw a hand-puncher-like grommet tool.

I searched on Amazon and saw different kinds...from factory grade to bulky ones.

Am lookign for one like you showed, to use for craft projects.

Could you tell from where I can get one like that?

Sarah said...

Karthi, So glad you liked the pinwheel tutorial! The grommet pliers I have are from my grandmother, so I have no idea where she got them, but check these out:http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?CATID=cat623844&PRODID=prd11242

Wendy said...

So cute!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is so simple and has so much impact. I love it! Thanks tons, I'll be linking.

Kari said...

Love this!

Julie said...

I love it too! It looks beautiful but simple. I am hosting Flower Week at my blog. I would love for you to check it out. http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2010/05/flower-week-begins-may-24th.html