I think it’s about time to decorate our nursery. My first daughter is now 2-1/2 and my second daughter is 6 months. It’s not to say that it’s completely not decorated, but I really didn’t apply myself when I first put it together.
I think I would love to do a book theme (I’m surrounded by reading, perfect for a literacy teacher…) and work in a mix of vintage and modern styles. Here’s my first project: a children’s book paper garland that I may end up turning into a mobile, or I may just drape it across the bookshelf or a corner of the room.
I’ve seen images of these garlands a lot, but never realized how easy they are to make, especially with the technology of a sewing machine and Cricut machine. I used my Circut to cut about 80 circles of three different diameters, 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″, and 2″.
I started with one of the circles and sewed across the center of the circle. It’s as simple as randomly sewing circles next to one another. To get a little more space between the circles, lightly tug on the thread at the back of your sewing machine while continuing to sew.
I was very random in the size of the circles and distance between them, but I think it adds to the charm of it.