Back in December one of my best friends hosted a bridal shower for one of her best friends. The bridal shower was held in December and she used Christmas as the theme.
I was at her house after the shower and saw most of the decorations she made for the shower. The decor that stood out the most for me was the garland. She had made a fabric garland and put the brides future initials in front of the garland using some burlap.
I was obsessed the minute I saw it. So obsessed that I immediately asked her how she made it and decided that I wanted to make one just like it for Ashley’s baby shower.
And that’s what I did. And now I’m going to share it with all of you because it is SUPER easy and adorable and people will love it. They’ll gush over it and obsess over it and demand to know how you made it.
You will need:
– 7-10 different fabrics
– some type of rope……I used a semi thick burlap type of rope from Hobby Lobby
– gold glitter ribbon (or any color ribbon that goes with your color scheme)
Step One: Choose your fabric. So I knew I wanted to go with a white and pink theme for the shower, typical “it’s a girl” colors. So I went to Hobby Lobby and picked out 7 different fabrics. The key is for all the fabrics to be different. Different shades of pink and completely different patterns. I would also suggest waiting until your favorite fabric store (in my case Hobby Lobby) has a sale on fabric so that way you’re not spending an obscene amount of money on this project. Once you’ve chosen your fabric you need to buy 1/2 of a yard of each. You may need 3/4 of a yard depending on how long you want your garland to actually be.
When I got home I realized I wanted to add some of the fabric my roommate had bought a few months before. I compared the yellow, green, and blue fabric to the ones I had already had and decided they would loon perfect and so I threw in those colors as well. (Save for the green, that was ultimately left out)
Step Four: Add your glitter ribbon. Once you have all of your fabric attached to your rope, then go in and add your glitter ribbon. I used two full rolls of the gold glitter ribbon. It added so much to the garland it’s not even funny. I cute the ribbon the same length as the rest of the fabric and made sure to buy 1 inch ribbon to go with my 1 inch strips.
Step Five: Enjoy and let all your friend gush over how creative you are and how wonderful it looks. See easy peasy. I’m really glad I added the yellow and blue fabrics. It helped bring out the different pink fabrics really nicely. When I sent the final product to Ashtyn she said it reminded her of a Disney Princess. Which was PERFECT because as we all know I’m obsessed with Disney and so is Ashley.
Seriously though y’all, this was the easiest thing in the world to make. It was a tad time consuming. It took me about an hour or two get it completely finished but it was so worth it in the end. I was going to make my own initial burlap garland to go over it but I found the one you see in the picture at Hobby Lobby for 5 bucks and it had the cute chalk board hearts, so I was sold!
Best part is, this garland is going to be used again. I’m going to send it to my friend Jordan so she can use it as her bridal shower in June! 🙂
What do you think?