I made this knock-off Confetti system christmas tree garland on Thanksgiving eve. On one hand I feel bad for stealing someone's idea and showing how you can make it for less money, but on the other hand, I went on Martha and sold out on my big idea so it happens to the best of us. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, no?
The other part of seeing it in the catalog and making it myself at a break-neck pace was also simply to have it in my hands right now. It's so cute!
But it's always sweet to make something yourself. When your sewing machine gives birth to something beautiful... well, it's a beautiful thing.
It was seriously one of the simplest, fastest sewing craft projects I've ever done.
I texted a photo to my home-ec teacher-friend immediately.
1. Cut up a bunch of same-size (I eye-balled it per usual) squares of tissue paper.
I used metallic silver and different shades of pink and translucent.
2. Get your sewing machine threaded in matchy threads.
3. Fold a few pieces of tissue paper together.
4. Stitch those bitches together.
5. When one square is done, get another one ready.
Note: Once I had about six feet, I would start a new garland because I fear that if these guys get tangled up, since they're made of paper, they will be doomed.
Also, having 6' increments was easier to work with in decorating my tree.
If you want a more rustic look and have absolutely no money for this non-sense project, you could use kraft paper or cut-up grocery paper bags. I'm lucky that my husband is on-board for me to make everything look like teenage girls were behind it.