Yes… I know it’s Valentine’s Day. But I’m already crafting for the next holiday — St. Patrick’s Day! I love a project that I don’t have to buy anything for and everything for this vintage playing card garland came from my stash! Is there anyone else out there like me that has drawers and boxes full of old lace and ribbon? Scroll down to find sources for this fun, vintage cards, too.
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Supplies for Vintage Playing Card Garland
- vintage alphabet playing cards – I used cards from a game called “Probe” but there are others, too.
- hole punch
- bits of leftover ribbons, lace, and seam binding
I buy vintage games whenever I can. Especially if there are missing pieces. Then I can get them at a really good price and I don’t feel bad cutting them up or gluing them together.
So I have a huge collection of cards with letter and number on them. I make these banners for almost every occasion, usually stringing them on some seam binding or vintage ribbon.
For this one I used up some of my lace collection, too.
No tutorial needed. I just punched holes in the cards and tied them together with pieces of lace, trimming when I needed to.
It looks really good on my St. Patrick’s Day tree but I haven’t taken a picture of it yet. Hopefully I’ll get that done before the holiday is over.
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For more vintage-y holiday ideas follow my St. Patrick’s Day board on Pinterest. Originally published on Feb 21, 2017. We party at these blog parties. Featured on: Craft Schooling Sunday, Create Link Inspire, Reader Tip Tuesday, Pint Size Baker, Yesterday on Tuesday, St. Patricks Day Recipes & More.
‘Til the next project,