Here is the surprise little goodie I have for each of you - a garland that I created and you can download right here and make yourself!!! I'm excited that I figured this out! I created this fun little garland to pass along as a Christmas treat to each of you who visit here!
I have an old typewriter, and took pictures of the keys in black and white and edited them down to create this! Some of the letters are not as clear simply because they were worn on the typewriter! I printed the typewriter letters on velum paper - but you could use whatever you prefer. The letters will all need to be trimmed as I could only get the circle so round with a mouse, the edges are a little jagged before trimming.
The French Grid paper came from a notebook my sister brought me from France years ago that I've been hoarding - but am now enjoying using it!
Here is how to make your own garland:
* Choose small or large letters and print on desired paper. The smaller letters are shown in the banner displayed on our headboard and the larger ones are shown hanging in a window.
Typewriter Merry Christmas Small
Typewriter Merry Christmas Large
* Print French Grid Paper on regular white paper using a color printer.
* You'll need various scrapbooking paper (I found these great vintage looking papers at Hobby Lobby) or other colored paper you have on hand. I also used ribbon, double stick tape or a glue stick and small brads.
Cut out the typewriter letters and use double stick tape to adhere to a square of grid paper. Then, cut a piece of patterned paper for the back of all of that and affix together with a brad. I used a small hole punch to punch the corners and thread with ribbon!
If you're not up for making the garland - maybe you'll prefer this idea. You can also print out the letters and use for gift tie-ons, here are a couple of samples I made:
Merry Christmas! I've been so excited to share this with each of you - so I hope you can have fun making one this season! I just want each of you who have offered me your friendship to know that I appreciate you and am thankful for you! Enjoy!
I'd love to see some photos posted of what you all make with this - so let me know if you post a photo!