Monday, February 15, 2010

DIY decorations?

It seems like a lot of people are getting really hands on and am making their own decorations for weddings, birthdays and parties. There are so many types of garland and bunting featured on various cool blogs. I am so loving with this fabric flower garland that I saw featured on Once Wed last year. How beautiful are these? I'm planning to make some like this for our wedding and shower decor.

This weekend, I set out to make more of my fabric flowers. I say "more" as I started this project back in December and only managed to make about 3 flowers. Knowing that I needed more than 3 to string onto a garland, I prepped more this week by cutting and sewing a few hours here and there. The best thing was that my future MIL also lent a hand! A few of these flowers were sewn by her without any instructions! She looked a few that I had done and figured out how to sew it together herself.

What do you think? It's not strung up yet as I need a lot more flowers. I will probably try to string some of these up for the bridal shower ... just to see how it will look there before I use some of it for the wedding decor. So are a lot of you gals out there doing your own decorations for your wedding?


  1. Ooh, they look lovely! I saw the post on Once Wed last year too. The project looks sooo time-consuming! But I'm sure it's going to be all worth it!

    I came across your blog after seeing your wedding invites featured on Oh So Beautiful Paper. I'm loving the Amy Butler paper. The invites are awesome!

  2. I love this idea! I saw it recently in AE's lingerie store, "Aerie" and immediately thought that I'd love to hang some in a corner of my bedroom when I get married!

    How long did it take to sew one?