The theme for the shower is "Heaven Sent," I was looking for inspiration and found this idea for garland from Remodelaholic (love that blog). I decided to adapt my party theme to this garland and make mine out of clouds!
White fabric (got mine for a steal from the remnant bin at Joann)
Here's what I did:
1. First, freestyle a picture of a cloud on cardstock. It doesn't have to be perfect. Cut it out and then use it as a template on your white fabric. You could use a disappearing pencil or just a plain ol' pencil like I did. After tracing your cloud over and over, cut them out. To make it easier I would fold the fabric over and cut out two at a time:
2. Pin the clouds together. You can spread them out more than I did, but I wanted to make sure they'd stay together. If you spread them out the probably would look more like clouds (or whatever shape you wanted) in the end.
I made several different strands and then attached them while I was sewing.
3. Sew them all together in as straight of a line as possible, but it doesn't really matter (which is great since I told you guys I can't really sew. You should have seen the fight I had with the bobbin last night). Connect the different strands when you run out.
4. You're DONE! This craft was really easy once I got my bobbin fixed (I'm not still upset about that or anything). I laid it out on my couch to show you a contrasting color.
I used about a remnant that was 3/4 of a yard and my garland was about 10 ft long (much longer than my couch, I didn't show the extra). I'm excited to use this in decorating! It doesn't look TOO cloud-y so I could use it in a different party as well.
What kind of shapes would you cut?
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