Crafternoon How-To: Christmas Card Garland

On the 4th day of Christmas my true love thought so hard…

with a garland to display my Christmas cards!

A lovely way to display Christmas cards, or any other cards throughout the year.  I’ve stuck with Christmas colours for this one but wanted to branch out a bit on the design.  So I’ve used the different playing card suits to decorate each peg.  Last year my boyfriends little brother and sister made us absolutely amazing Rudolph and Rudolphina (I know!) cards so we’ve kept them and given them pride of place!

You will need:

12 days of craftmas 002

  • Felt
  • Bakers string (in red and white and green or another Christmassy combo)
  • Pegs
  • Scissors
  • Glue/Glue gun

*     *     *     *     *     *     *    *     *     *     *     *     *     *

Step One: Numbers and lengths

Decide how many pegs you’re going to have on your garland and then cut out a square of felt for each peg.  Mine were about 4cm x 4cm

12 days of craftmas 003

Step Two: Chop Chop

Choose the shapes that you want to use for your design and cut your squares into these shapes.  I went for playing card suits and created a green and red version of each

12 days of craftmas 004

Step Two: Glue

Using a glue gun (my new best friend) glue each shape to the front edge of a peg.

12 days of craftmas 005

Step Two: String

Now clip each peg evenly along your bakers string (ensuring the string goes right up to the metal join on each peg).  Make sure you leave enough string at either end to be able to tie your garland in place.

12 days of craftmas 008

Add your cards, get your garland on display and enjoy!

12 days of craftmas 011

Happy Crafternoon!

Photography by Hannah Cox.  Covered under copyright © creativise

Please don’t use without asking and always link back to my blog

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s