With all this extra time on my hands I offered to bring decorations to my friend's NYE's party. I had made this type of garland before that I saw on a few blogs (can't remember which ones?) and thought it would be a great way to use up some extra fabric. I have provided a step by step process below in case you want to get crafty over the holiday break.
1. Spray paint (3) 81/2 X 11 sheets of construction paper with silver spray paint. Trace 20 circles using a juice glass for your pattern. Then cut out the circles with a serrated edge scissors.
2. Pick out fabric that matches your theme (the party I am going to is Black, White, Silver & Blue). Trace 20 big circles and 20 little circles -- I used at spice cover to make the big circle pattern and a sprinkles top to make the little circle pattern. Shapes can vary here so have fun with it, open up your cupboard to find all the pattern potential you will need!
3. Cut circles and pair the big and little circles together. This part was the most fun for me. It allows you to design how the colors and patterns will come together.
4. Use a 1/4" ribbon as the base to your garland (I improvised by cutting down a 1" ribbon and then folded and sewed it together to get my desired width). Place the ribbon beneath the big and little circles and above the paper circle. Using a zigzag stick sew a straight line, adhering everything together. I placed each circle about 6" from one another, but you can place them at your own desired length.
Again, this is really easy! A great way to use up extra paper, fabric and ribbon. Plus, you can reuse it! When the party's over just pack it away for next year -- no need to go out and buy new stuff. I hope to snap a few pictures of it all hung up to share with you so stay tuned!