This is a really easy party decoration that you can pull off with what you have at home. You can use plain paper you have around the house, print out some beautiful patterns, or buy some sparkly patterned paper from the craft store.
Depending on how you would like the finished product to look, glue two pieces of paper together so you have pattern on both sides. Use a festive hole punch to pop out large shapes or just cut circles, squares, diamonds…whatever you like! I was hoping to find a shamrock but instead I found this 1.5 inch flower. Close enough!
While you’re at it, cut out a few sheets of extra punches to use as confetti!
Pull some extra thread out of your machine so you have enough left over thread to tie up your garland. Stack two flowers together and sew down the center. Back stitch at either end of the flower.
Lift the foot and pull the flower out the back of the machine a bit so you leave a space before you add the next pair of flowers. Continue this until your garland is long enough.
Clip the garland from the machine. Take one of the flower pairs and fold each flower in half away from the other. It will make an “X” shape if you look at it from the end.
Fold all of your flowers in half…and you’re done! I made six strands to hang from the chandelier in the dining room.
Up next I’ll show you some fun cellophane lamp covers in green, green party poofs, and potted paper shamrocks with green M&M’s.