Are you tired of seeing balloons, streamers and a cake, come every birthday party. Well, I sure am. I cannot stand this atrocity anymore. It also doesn’t help when you are older and your friends think numbered candles are a good idea.
And so, leafy garlands are in.
Of course, I had the ulterior motive of re-using them as decor around the house ;).(Just did, and the cover image is now that!) Plus, imagine it’s Christmas and the tree is not the only green.
On to the easy process. So easy that you can just eyeball it visually. Scroll below for the photos if you want that. Else, read on.
Here is all you’ll need
Green Crepe Paper
Cardboard or something hard to bend that can be cut
Needle OR Sewing machine
1. Take cardboard and draw your leaf design on it.
2. Cut it out with scissor or cutter.
3. Fold the Crepe Paper horizontally multiple times. This will help you make leaves in batch.
4. Place the leaf cardboard on the folded Crepe paper. Make sure the leaf outline is well within the crepe paper fold (see photo below)
5. Start cutting out your leaves.
6. Once you are satisfied with the number of leaves, start stitching. (Machine stitch would be way more fast. I, however, did them by hand since I don’t own a sewing machine. It took me an hour per garland.)
7. When sewing, place the leaves in a criss-cross manner, as if it’s a branch with dense foliage.
8. Knot the edges and you are done!
If you wanna just eyeball the process: