Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Paper Star Garland

Paper Star Garland a quick and subtle decoration for the 4th of July or Christmas {it's never too early to think about Christmas, right?}.


To make a garland of stars, gather the following supplies:  stars cut from white cardstock, thread and a sewing machine.


I thread my bobbin with red thread and used blue on the spool, to give my white stars a patriot feel.  Push the stars through your sewing machine, one at a time, until you have the length of garland you want.


When you've finished, hang it up and admire.


22 comments:

  1. It blows my mind that you can sew cardstock. I never would have attempted that! So cute!

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  2. Super cute! And as far as Christmas it is 6 months from yesterday. :)

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  3. I've always wanted to sew non-fabric materials. You need a special needle?

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  4. I love sewing with paper! These are cute enough to leave up all year long. :)

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  5. Is card stock the heavy paper? I've seen those on etsy and wondered what kind of paper. They're very cute! So, just a regular needle? Do you know if I have to throw the needle away after, or keep it separate for paper sewing? I've been wishing for someone to show me how to do this forever, thanks!!!

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    1. Oh Amy, you are so much more technical than I will ever be :). I suppose you might want to use a separate needle for paper though, to be honest, I work my machine like a horse and expect the unexpected from it always. The cardstock is thicker than normal paper but not too heavy of a weight.

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  6. Love it. I really want to sew paper... but I'm such a sissy. Does it ever go sideways on you? (Tell me no, so I'll actually attempt it!)

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  7. Looks fab! I haven't attempted sewing on paper yet, really must pluck up the courage soon :)

    Estelle xx

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  8. I love it, I want to do this for Christmas and sewing with paper...wait till you see what I have been up to...we really are crafting twins I have had paper on the machine for something entirely different :)

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  9. Are you trying to get me to break Damien out of the cabinet? This is adorable...and tempting!

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  10. I love this for either holiday!! If I wasn't camping this weekend, this would be a project for me and the girls....but wait, thinking they could cut stars WHILE we are camping...I need some card stock asap.

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  11. I loved this so much, I tried it out with my "new" machine. I love it. I posted about it here: http://shabbybrocante.blogspot.com/2013/06/sew-i-finally-found-one.html

    I love your blog so so much!

    Karen

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  12. Love this! Visiting from Diana Rambles Linky Party. So happy to find your blog and thanks for the great tutorial! Pinning to share with my crafty friends :)

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  13. I love paper crafts and have never thought of using my sewing machine with paper. Going to definitely try this project. I found you at C.R.A.F.T. Monday Funday 24 and am now following your blog. If you have a minute come visit me at Deliciously Inspired - www.deliciouslyinspired.com
    Debbie

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  14. Stopping by from the Pin Me Linky Party over at Diana Rambles. I am one of the cohosts this week. Just wanted to thank you for posting. I love this- it makes me want to learn how to use a sewing machine ASAP! And you're right- never too early to think about Christmas! This would be adorable for Christmas too :-)

    <3 Jenna @ www.SensationallySeasonal.com

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  15. I love the simplicity of this project :) It's super cute. Thanks for linking up at the SaltTree Social!

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  16. Oh they are lovely. Great idea. No not too early for Christmas - hence my stars. I have a Chritmas in July linky :O)

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  17. Stopping by to let you know I featured your sweet garland today on Made in a Day!! Have a great 4th!
    Kim

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  18. LOVE your stars! Pinned to my Americana board:) http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/bicycle-basket-up-cycle.html

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