The 12 Days of Christmas Garland

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.

12 days of Christmas garland bunting

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.

12 days of Christmas garland bunting

Simple but sweet, I think!

12 days of Christmas garland bunting

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  1. What a great idea!

  2. Nicole {tired, need sleep} says:

    This really looks nice! What a great idea!

  3. Lovely – such a nice idea (if I can bring myself to cut up some books may just give it a go too). Looks great! Thinking could do all sorts of these with the other Golden Books too. Have the Christmas Story one and lots of Nursery Rhyme ones and of course the Saggy Baggy Elephant and Pokey Little Puppy. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. I love this idea! Need to go op shopping now.

  5. katepickle says:

    oh what an awesome idea!!!!!

  6. Super Sarah says:

    Such a great idea, I love it!

  7. Just beautiful 🙂

  8. What an excellent idea!

  9. Super Kawaii Mama says:

    This is gorgeous! What a fantastic idea for the golden book. I've seen people make journals form the covers before and lots of other knick knacks, but never anything like this. Well done!

  10. Aussie Mum says:

    What a great idea. I have plans to make make some christmas bunting in fabric like this so it can be used each year but yours looks lovely.

  11. Clever!!

  12. What a lovely, simple idea. And so flexible! I'm tempted to scour used book shops to make wall hangings for my daughter's room now!

  13. Sewing-Chick says:

    What a lovely idea! I think I might have to use this one 🙂

  14. Lovely!! Have a thrifted 25c copy of Snowy Day — a dupe, nonetheless, I've been noodling over. You have me thinking Snowy Garland… Thanks! *Molly

  15. I know that you posted this in 2009 but it's still just as beautiful and just as 'new' in 2010. I'm currently searching my local thrift stores for a book I can use. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful idea. Hope 2010 holidays are wonder fiilled for you and yours.

  16. vanessa @ silly eagle books says:

    Wow–it's gorgeous!!! Thanks for leaving the link for me. I love this. 🙂

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