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#Femmecraft: How To Make A Gynae Garland

When did you last dabble in something arty? Maybe not since high school? Or perhaps you’re already a total make-and-do addict? Either way, we’re up for a bit of extra crafting in our lives.

Not only is making stuff deeply therapeutic (there’s no time for anxiously over-thinking life when you’re nose down in a complicated cross stitch, right?) but you get something to show for your efforts too. Ta-da.

So get your scissors, glue and paint pot at the ready because we’re bringing you #femmecraft ­– our new monthly make series that celebrates our favorite topic, womanhood. Think period-inspired art projects, boob bakes, knitted nipples, and for the green-fingered among you, *actual* lady gardens.

Today, in we’re showing you how to make gynae-inspired garland.

What you need

Sturdy cardboard

Bunting shapes – save our template and print as many as you need

Glue stick

Sharp scissors

Hole puncher

Colored cord or ribbon

Drawing pins, blue tack or clear tape (optional)

How to make

  1. Grab your printed ovary templates, stick down onto card and smooth over to get rid of any bubbles. Carefully cut around each shape.

  1. Punch two holes into each shape at the top corners of the fallopian tubes.

  1. Cut a piece of cord or ribbon to your desired length and tie a small loop at one end.

  1. Thread the cord or ribbon through your shapes, starting by threading down through the first hole and back up through the second.

  1. Continue until you have strung all your shapes along the cord. Tie another loop and the end to finish.

  1. Now you’re ready to hang your bunting – you can loop on the edge of a mirror, mantelpiece or attach to the wall with a drawing pin, blue tack or tape.

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