Old Book + Scissors + Sewing Machine = Leaf Garland
I had this idea last year, and finally got around to breaking out the sewing machine today. Just cut out different leaf shapes from an old book. Then, feed them, one by one, through your sewing machine to create a garland.
I like a random look, so I didn’t use a pattern, and I left random spaces in between, by stitching varying lengths of just thread between feeding the leaves through.
I love the way the stitch line looks a little like the vein of a real leaf. I used black thread so it would really show up.
I used the garland as part of my living room mantel (see what I did on the mantel in the basement here).
I used mostly white, and mixed in some seeds, keys, wheat and enamel. The black and white book pages fit in perfectly.
We’re gearing up for thanksgiving this weekend here and Canada, and I can’t wait. Mr. Turkey is thawing in the fridge, and I’m already dreaming of my mom’s amazing pumpkin pie. Wishing you and yours every blessing as you give thanks together this weekend. Happy Thanksgiving.
p.s. Can’t wait to share my Thanksgiving table with you next week. 😉