How To: Sew a Recycled Holiday Garland

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We know you sew. Because we get plenty of entries when we give away sewing-related items. So we thought we'd share this little project that we're planning to undertake in our own home this holiday season. The inspiration? The Anthropologie store display above.

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If you can sew a straight line, you can handle this. Take your old holiday cards, obselete calendars, magazines, catalogs, etc., and cut shapes out of them. Then just stitch a line through them to connect them. In a matter of minutes, you'll have a one-of-a-kind and eco-friendly garland. Bonus: By recycling paper from around the house, you'll be getting rid of some clutter, too!

We've actually tried this in the past, but usually with paper circles. This year, we're definitely going to borrow Anthropologie's idea of using snowflakes.

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