Party planning is starting to kick in to high gear around here. Although Avery's party isn't until the beginning of May (in hopes of nice weather for an outdoor bash) I've started crafting a plan and planning my crafts (wow I'm cool).
So lets rewind just a tad here. The scheme for her 1st birthday (yes scheme not theme) is a color palette of red, pink and white with touches of galvanized metal.
I wanted some sort of decorative garland and I though tulle (the tutu stuff just in case you were wondering) would be a cool idea. So with wine
bottle glass in hand here is a step by step of the making of tulle garland.
First decide your colors. I started with white & pink and felt it needed something more so I picked up gray and red as well. I bought a yard of each color and it went a long way.
It is easier to cut all you pieces first. My strips were roughly 3 inches wide by 8 inches long. Tulle is a pain in the butt to cut when it's laid out flat because it is pretty much as invisible as Harry Potter with his invisibility cloak on (yeah I just went there) so I suggest folding it up in order to cut it which saves time and sanity.
You'll need a string or ribbon to make your garland. I used twine because that's what I had. Attaching it to the twine was easy I just folded the tulle in half around my finger and placed it on the twine and pulled the cut ends through the loop.
A few nights on the couch catching up on some DVR and I had my garland. I'd say it is about 8 feet long.
A close up of my knots.
The final product.
I'm really pleased with how it turned out. Do you ever have an idea in your head and the result isn't what you pictured? This actually came out exactly how I imagined and I'm very excited to use it for Avery's party! You can't beat the cost either. At $1.49/yard of tulle and 4 yards (one of each color) this DIY project came to a whopping (hold on while I get out my calculator...yes I'm serious I was a level 2 math kid)... $5.96!
Lots of other DIY party decor coming over the next month. Anyone else have any party decor they've made?