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Flower & Butterflies Garland Tutorial

Maggie Holmes is in the spotlight today to share with us how to make this adorable flowers & butterflies garland:

_DSC6251_1 Maggie shares, "I thought it would be fun to spruce up this corner of Emily's room with some simple and easy-to-make garlands. The fun thing about creating your own is that you can customize them to match your color scheme!"

Step 1: Choose your papers and some punches. I chose a mix of colors/patterns and different punches. You could also use another cutting tool or machine if you don't have punches.

Supplies: Elated Iris Paper (35257) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Charming Collin Paper (35263) - Dear Lizzy Enchanted, Hyde Park Paper (35238) - City Park, Fairmont Gardens Paper (35242) - City Park, Friendly Fern Paper (35092) - Dear Lizzy Spring, Ender Paper (35317) - The Classics; Other: Punches, sewing machine, thread, scissors

Step 2: Punch out a bunch of your shapes. For mine I decided to create a garland out of the butterflies and then two garlands out of the other circle shapes so I kept them separate as I was punching. Also, if you don't like the back side of some of your papers, you can punch double of that shape and glue them back-to-back with some adhesive.

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Step 3: Use a sewing machine to stitch the shapes together and create your garlands. You will want to pull out a long piece of thread first so that your garland has a "tail" for hanging. Then you just push each shape through as you sew. You can space them out as close or far apart as you like and also make the garland as long as your heart desires!

Step 4: Enjoy your garlands and use them to decorate your home or decorate for a party! I simply draped them over this old blue door that I have in Emily's room. I draped them at different levels and angles. Super quick and easy and I think it adds just the right touch I was looking for!
_DSC6250_1 _DSC6255_1 _DSC6262_1 Is that the cutest little girl's room or what? Thanks so much for sharing this easy-as-pie tutorial Maggie!

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