In the usual fashion, I am doing some super last-minute decorating for Halloween. (hey, 4 days ahead isn’t too bad, right?) I tend to stay away from spiders and creepy crawlies because I don’t need to get the heebie-jeebies every time I walk by. So instead I went with a simple black and white garland that is just festive enough without being overly Halloween themed.
You will need:
- black and white cardstock
- a circle punch or scissors
- white thread
- a sewing machine
- Start by punching (or cutting) a bunch of black and white circles from cardstock.
- Take 2 black circles stacked on top of each other and stitch through the middle of the circle using a straight stitch.
- Then take 2 white circles stacked on top of each other and stitch through the middle of the circle.
- Do not cut the thread in between.
- Keep adding more pairs of black and white circles, alternating colors, until the garland is your desired length.
- Cut the thread, leaving a tail of string at the end.
- Starting at the beginning of the garland, gently fold the two sides of top circle in half (upward) so that the thread is on the inside of the circle.
- Fold the two sides of bottom circle in half (downward) so that the thread is on the inside of the circle.
- Repeat with each pair of circles in the garland.