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Silhouette Cameo Giveaway: A Lovely Hearts Garland

I haven’t posted a wedding craft in a while, but fear not, I have a bunch waiting to be blogged about! I noticed on my self-imposed to-do timeline, I had “railing decor” on the list for October.

Our venue has a huge balcony that guests can use (and I am really hoping we can do some sort of royal wedding kiss on it while our guests look on adoringly from below, but that’s besides the point) so naturally, I need to decorate the railing. Yes, I realize that I don’t really need to make railing decor in October for a June wedding, but trust me, I have a bunch of other stuff on the timeline for the other months! Since I’m playing around with the Silhouette Cameo this week, I decided to make something with it to decorate the railings with. Before I continue, here’s our giveaway spiel again:

Here’s how to buy one:

Just use promo code “FAVE” to get yourself a brand spankin’ new Silhouette Cameo with choice of starter kit (Fabric Ink, Rhinestone, Vinyl, or Heat Transfer) for only $299. But hurry, the code only lasts until October 31, and the machines will sell out!

Here’s how to win one:

  1. Like Silhouette on Facebook
  2. Follow Silhouette on Pinterest
  3. Leave a comment on any of our Silhouette blog posts (this one or any post I write this week that has “Silhouette Cameo” in the title) telling me what you would make if you had a Silhouette Cameo.
  4. I’ll randomly pick a winner and announce who won on October 30!

Now back to the railings! I immediately thought of those cute sewn garlands that have been circulating in the craft blogosphere for the past few years. You know, these:

from Purl Bee

from Kojo Designs

from Sparky & Marie

from Frog Prince Paperie

You get the idea. You take a bunch of cut-out shapes (either paper, felt, or fabric) and sew them together in a line, and hang them up as a garland. I decided to use the Silhouette to cut a bunch of heart shapes (I used the trace tool on a heart picture I found online so I wouldn’t have to buy one!) and sewed them together.

Here’s what I came up with:

I’m going to play around with using different shades of yellow and white, and different sized hearts too. I would love to figure out how to leave space between the hearts, but my machine wasn’t too happy when I tried to do that. Any tips?

Don’t forget to leave a comment below telling me what you’d make with a Silhouette Cameo! Every comment is an entry to win one!

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