Paper Leaf Garland
Book Page Paper Leaf Garland -DIY paper leaf garland stitched together on your sewing machine and made from old book pages.
I had this idea last year to make a paper leaf garland using an old book to make the paper leaves from. I finally got around to breaking out the sewing machine today.
- an old book
- sewing machine
- black thread
How To Make A Paper Leaf Garland
To start with, 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.
The stitch line looks a little like the vein of a real leaf, which I love.
I used black thread so it would really show up.
The garland is part of my living room mantel this fall (see what I did on the mantel in the basement here).
I used mostly white, and mixed in some seeds, keys, wheat and enamelware. 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.
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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!
What a great idea to use your sewing machine. It looks great! Thanks for sharing.
Enjoy the season,
Cute garland! I like anything made with book pages.
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!
The neutrals look nice. I really like your book page leaf garland. Cute!
Love how you’ve integrated so much white into your whimsical fall mantel. And the leaf garland is such a great idea.
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!