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. You can find sets on Etsy or buy them individually from our online shop HERE.
- 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 letters and numbers 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.
See all our favorite craft supplies from Amazon HERE… Look for the St. Patrick’s Day section for these craft supplies and more!
How to Make a Vintage Playing Card Garland
There is really no need for a tutorial for this project. I just punched holes in the cards and tied them together with pieces of lace, trimming when I needed to.
I’ll be making this project in a Facebook Live tutorial on either February 25, 2021, or March 4, 2021. (Depending on our crazy weather this year.) I’ll add the video below. OR you can follow our Duct Tape and Denim Facebook page to see us live!
VIDEO — COMING SOON
The Finished St. Patrick’s Day Garland
This garland 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.
More St. Patrick’s Day Craft Ideas
If you enjoyed making this vintage playing card garland, check out these DIY garlands:
‘Til the next project,