Whilst fossicking around my local op shop recently I came across a 50c copy of the Little Golden Book, The Twelve Days of Christmas. I immediately thought of using it to make a simple garland representing the well known Christmas carol.
I simply made a cardboard triangle template and cut out the illustration of each verse of the song, trying to capture as much of the illustration as possible. A few of the pages needed a little tweaking (i.e. I cut out the characters who did not fit into the template space and glued them into place).
I used red bias binding and machine sewed with a zig zag stitch, each of the triangles into place.
Simple but sweet, I think!
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