So today is the first of two projects of mine which were included, and this one is SUPER simple! You can literally do it in a matter of minutes! It is a garland made up of vintage cigarette cards. I found that I was picking these up at car boot sales regularly for next to nothing, just because I loved the graphics on them, particularly the flora and fauna versions. So I thought rather than keep them all stored away in the box that this would be a nice way to display them. All you need is:
• a selection of cigarette cards
• sewing machine or needle and thread
If you want to you can sort them so you have all birds or all flowers (or whatever your images are), alternate them, or just go for a completely random order! It's ideal if you have a sewing machine for this, as it's much quicker of course, but it can be done by hand stitching too, you'll just need an extra dose of patience!
2.Leave a 5mm gap between the next card, and continue to stitch.
3.Continue with as many cards as you like making as long or as short a garland as you like.
If you are a Crafty Fox Box subscriber you will have received a little selection of cards. If not, then check out eBay and keep your eyes peeled at car boots and markets, they are usually pretty easy to get hold of.
Here is my garland hanging above our fireplace...!