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Four ways with garlands


Brighten up rooms with garlands for Christmas and beyond.

4 ways with garlands

The holly and the ivy
How to: We painted cardboard in green, then used a circle punch to make the berries and made our own template for the holly. Using a machine, we sewed two holly shapes together vertically, interspersing them with berries of each colour.

Sackcloth and ribbon
How to: We cut lengths of hessian into 12cm strips and frayed the edges. Using an embroidery needle threaded with string and a generous running stitch, we gathered the hessian into folds and added colourful ribbon bows at the seams where strips were joined together.

My heart on a string
How to: We painted cardboard pink on one side and bronze on the other and cut into 15cm x 3 cm strips. To create the hearts we stapled two strips together at one end, then folded them back on each other and stapled a new pair together in an upside down V shape. Keep repeating the process.

Loop the loop
How to: This one is simple but effective. Cut pie cleaners in half and twist into loops, then join together with washi tape. We bought the pipe cleaners, hessian and ribbon at Spotlight and a $2 shop.

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