Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Polka dot garland

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Last week was my turn to host our neighborhood co-op preschool.  Monday also happened to be my daughter's 4th birthday.  Luckily our letter was P so we hosted a Letter "P" party that doubled as her birthday party.
I'll be sharing more details this week, but first up is this polka-dot garland.  All of my kids were impressed, thinking it must have taken me a long time.  But really, this is a pretty simple project.  It was even easier with My Craft Room from Cricut.  I've had my Expression for years- like since the first year they made them- and I've loved it, but there were some shortcomings I was sad about.  Now, with Craft Room, most- if not all, I'm still playing with it- of my concerns have been fixed. 
To make this garland, I created a cut file in Craft room full of circles in 3 different sizes.  They filled up one full 12X12 sheet of paper.  Then, I just started cutting.  I used 6 different sheets of paper and ended up with lots of circles.  Then I sewed them together using an old needle on my sewing machine (I didn't want to dull up a new needle).
I love how much color and fun it adds to our birthday set up.  I am saving it and will use it in our Birthday box from now on.

*One tip for spacing the polka-dots is to place a piece of tape on your sewing machine, and when the first circle reaches that spot, add the second circle.  But don't worry if they aren't perfect- no one is going to look that closely. :)

Have a great Wednesday!
xoxo,
Amy

3 comments:

Karen said...

I thought I loved it when it was in a pile, but WOW! SO CUTE!! You may have to throw one together to go in MY birthday box too ;)

Amy @ The Happy Scraps said...

I love the circles! I've made a few things where I sew shapes together, but the look of just different shaped circles, it's awesome! I'm so going to have to copy this! :)

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Awesome, Amy! And it looks great with your banner. Hope the little one had a great birthday :)

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