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is there anything more beautiful than atlases & maps?
Yay, geography!
Bought a second hand atlas for this and some other projects.

Posted by Anna H. from Kassel, Hesse, Germany • Published See Anna H.'s 236 projects »
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  • How to make a hanging garland. Map Heart Garland  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Print out a heart template from google, there are many different versions of hearts.

    Use it to cut out hearts from a map or the pages of an atlas.
    Try to vary different looks - land, ocean, mountains,...

  • How to make a hanging garland. Map Heart Garland  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put your hearts into pairs. You can, for example, add an ocean dominated heart to a mountain dominated heart.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Map Heart Garland  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Prepare your sewing machine: Try to use thread in a matching color. Mine is green & white.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Map Heart Garland  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now the tricky part: Start sewing in the middle of the first heart and work your way to the end.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Map Heart Garland  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now you keep sewing about two stitches, pull up the presser foot and carefully pull the heart away from the machine. Take care that your thread doesn't get too long.

  • How to make a hanging garland. Map Heart Garland  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Start on the next heart and keep going :)

  • How to make a hanging garland. Map Heart Garland  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Lucky you, you're done!

    Of course you can add even more hearts or simple round shapes.

    Now hang up and enjoy!

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