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Polka dot garland

Last week was my turn to host our neighborhood co-op preschool.  Monday also happened to be my daughter’s 4th birthday.  Luckily our letter was P so we hosted a Letter “P” party that doubled as her birthday party.
I’ll be sharing more details this week, but first up is this polka-dot garland.  All of my kids were impressed, thinking it must have taken me a long time.  But really, this is a pretty simple project.  It was even easier with My Craft Room from Cricut.  I’ve had my Expression for years- like since the first year they made them- and I’ve loved it, but there were some shortcomings I was sad about.  Now, with Craft Room, most- if not all, I’m still playing with it- of my concerns have been fixed. 
To make this garland, I created a cut file in Craft room full of circles in 3 different sizes.  They filled up one full 12X12 sheet of paper.  Then, I just started cutting.  I used 6 different sheets of paper and ended up with lots of circles.  Then I sewed them together using an old needle on my sewing machine (I didn’t want to dull up a new needle).

I love how much color and fun it adds to our birthday set up.  I am saving it and will use it in our Birthday box from now on.

*One tip for spacing the polka-dots is to place a piece of tape on your sewing machine, and when the first circle reaches that spot, add the second circle.  But don’t worry if they aren’t perfect- no one is going to look that closely. 🙂

Have a great Wednesday!

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  • Karen
    January 16, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I thought I loved it when it was in a pile, but WOW! SO CUTE!! You may have to throw one together to go in MY birthday box too 😉

  • Amy @ The Happy Scraps
    January 17, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    I love the circles! I've made a few things where I sew shapes together, but the look of just different shaped circles, it's awesome! I'm so going to have to copy this! 🙂

  • Gwen @ Gwenny Penny
    January 23, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Awesome, Amy! And it looks great with your banner. Hope the little one had a great birthday 🙂