When our daughter was round eight years previous, she invited over a couple of buddies for the day to do some crafting with us. Because it was the start of November, we determined to make a Thanksgiving vacation garland.
This challenge will be finished in a single afternoon. In case you are doing a number of of them at a time (group challenge), I recommend precutting all the cloth strips forward of time.
1 roll of sisal twine (2 or three ply for sturdiness)
scraps of homespun materials
all-purpose craft glue (or glue gun with grownup supervision)
acorns, twigs, pinecones, dried pods
Step 1: Measure out the size of sisal twine that you will want to make your garland. We normally do three to four toes. Reduce it from the roll. Tie every finish right into a loop, this manner once you dangle it up, you’ll be able to simply do it by way of the loops.
Step 2: Gather scraps of homespun or numerous fall print materials. We like to make use of four to six completely different prints and/or colours. It would be best to lower out strips that measure roughly 1″ extensive by four” lengthy, or nevertheless lengthy you prefer to. I normally lower out 50 to 75 of those strips after I make a garland.
Step three: Lay your sisal twine out throughout the ground. Take your strips and lay them out in entrance of the sisal twine and alternate your colours and prints. Let the youngsters sit on the ground to do that a part of the challenge. It would be best to tie all the cloth strips onto the twine till your garland is crammed up. There is no such thing as a flawed or proper means to do that. You can also make your garland as full or as sparse as you prefer to.
Step four: Take a pleasant stroll outdoor and gather some fall theme nature objects, equivalent to: pinecones (small and medium-sized), acorns, dried pods, small twigs, items of bark, and many others. Upon getting your objects collected, it would be best to glue a number of of them onto your garland. I prefer to area them out about each 6″ or so. Let your challenge dry for a couple of hours to ensure all the objects are glued firmly into place.
Now that your garland has been made, you’ll be able to resolve the place to hold it. I like seeing them held on a mantle, throughout a doorway or up a staircase.
Optionally available: For those who do not need to use discovered nature objects to brighten your new garland, you’ll be able to go to your native craft retailer and buy fall or thanksgiving objects to connect onto it.