-Fabric garland for room decor
-Pack of monogrammed letterpress note cards
-A little satchel of crafting supplies (M and J both make headbands and J also makes jewelry!)
-Homemade card made with extra garland materials
The fabric garlands were super easy to make, thanks to the excellent instructions provided by Molly at The Purl Bee. My mom is a very skilled sewer and quilter so all of the fabric I used came from her scrap collection. The results were two 8 ft. long, whimsical and playful garlands perfect for hanging across a window valance or on a headboard.
Molly's instructions are excellent so please click here for the full how-to. Here is a glimpse at my process:
-Stencils printed from The Purl Bee blogsite
-Fabric scraps (about 10 different patterns per garland - I tried to choose fabrics that matched each of their rooms and design styles.)
First, I transferred the stencils onto cardboard and cut them out...
...then I cut out (roughly) the same amount of each shape from the fabric scraps. I doubled the fabric as Molly suggested so that the garland would look the same on both sides.
Next, I separated the cut-outs by shape...
...then I chose the shapes at random and sewed them flush together.
Finally, I ironed the garland to secure the seams...
....sewed 6 inches of ribbon onto each end (for hanging)
& wrapped each garland around an empty t.p. roll for cute diy packaging!
Voila! A cute project for even the most novice seamstress (like me!). And who doesn't love getting a little homemade something in the mail?