DIY Paper Popcorn and Cranberry GarlandYou can assemble a 7 ft. garland in about an hour with just a few die cuts and some easy sewing. For this project you will need a Silhouette CAMEO, 3 sheets of 12"x12" cardstock (2 white, 1 red), THIS FILE from the Silhouette store, and a sewing machine. If you don't have a Silhouette CAMEO or Silhouette Portrait, you can use a 1/2" circle punch to make the cranberries and a cloud die to make the popcorn.
Sewing two die cuts together makes for a lovely dimensional garland that closely resembles a real popcorn and cranberry garland.
The top row shows the variety of popcorn shapes that are part of THIS popcorn die cut file. Resize some of the popcorn pieces before you make your cuts so you have a larger variety of popcorn. TIP: Separate the popcorn die cuts into pairs then organize them into little stacks to make them easier to grab when you begin sewing.
Stitch three pairs of popcorn end-to-end and then add a pair of cranberries. Repeat this process until you use up all of your popcorn die cuts. To stitch little pieces of paper closely together, feed the next piece of paper (or pair) under your presser foot just before you finish stitching the last piece.
When you are done stitching your garland, it will be flat. Gently open up each piece make your garland 3D.
Drape your paper popcorn and cranberry garland on your Christmas tree for some instant holiday cheer!