Garland has come back around in a big way at weddings and events. But instead of those paper strips that made up the bulk of my childhood birthday party decor, people are now coming up with inventive ways to recreate mood by using ribbon, fabric, string, etc. Recently, we participated in and styled the Tilt wedding fair at Swarm Gallery. In preparation for our own booth we chronicled the making of some garland that you can design and make all on your own. Stay tuned for photos of the event to come!
Find a variation of 5-7 different types of fabrics with color palettes that compliment your event or each other. I chose to do a mix of vintage fabrics with some neutral white.
Cut up your fabric into 1-2 inch strips. I chose to make ours as long as 3.5 feet each. You may opt for shorter or longer sections depending on coverage of the space.
Sew or glue your strips together. Because we were crunched for time, I glues my pieces together with fabric glue. Quick, easy and seamless! As a side note: we obviously enjoyed the rough edge of our fabric for the finished product, but you can always buy some fraying glue at a fabric or craft store.
Hang up and enjoy.
Posted by Catherine on October 3rd, 2011 at 1:23 AM | Comments (0)