Book Page Leaf Garland

Old Book + Scissors + Sewing Machine = Leaf Garland

Book Page Leaf Garland -diy book leaf garland stitched together on your sewing machine.  Inexpensive, easy, and beautiful.

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.

Book Page Leaf Garland -diy book leaf garland stitched together on your sewing machine.  Inexpensive, easy, and beautiful.

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.

Book Page Leaf Garland -diy book leaf garland stitched together on your sewing machine.  Inexpensive, easy, and beautiful.

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.

Book Page Leaf Garland -diy book leaf garland stitched together on your sewing machine.  Inexpensive, easy, and beautiful.

I used the garland as part of my living room mantel (see what I did on the mantel in the basement here).

Book Page Leaf Garland -diy book leaf garland stitched together on your sewing machine.  Inexpensive, easy, and beautiful.

I used mostly white, and mixed in some seeds, keys, wheat and enamel. The black and white book pages fit in perfectly.

Book Page Leaf Garland -diy book leaf garland stitched together on your sewing machine.  Inexpensive, easy, and beautiful.

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. 😉

This post is linked up at Tidy Mom, 52 Mantels, the Inspired Room, Savvy Southern Style, 36th Avenue, French Country Cottage, Craftberry Bush, and Tatertots and Jello.

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Comments

  1. Adorable crafts like these make me wish I had a sewing machine, and more importantly, how to use one! Love the idea of it and maybe I can adapt it to my own skills, thank you for the tutorial!

  2. What a great idea to use your sewing machine. It looks great! Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoy the season,
    xxx Liz

  3. Cute garland! I like anything made with book pages.

  4. This is stunning! I love the white. And that book page garland is fabulous! Just wanted to let you know that I am doing a round up post on Fall Mantels tomorrow and yours is included!

  5. The neutrals look nice. I really like your book page leaf garland. Cute!

  6. Love how you’ve integrated so much white into your whimsical fall mantel. And the leaf garland is such a great idea.
    Mary Alice

  7. Super cute~ I love how it turned out and what a great idea to sew it. Sharing at the party tonight- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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