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4.17.2014

DIY | ribbon garland

i co-hosted a bridal shower two weeks ago, and all the decorations were made by alex and myself. we wanted to create a cute garland to hang on the wall as a focal point during the shower and happened upon this pinspiration. some of you asked for a tutorial, so this is for you!

this garland was so easy to make and it looks great! follow these simple steps to create your own!

what you'll need:
-- fabric | colors of your choice
-- string | i used baker's twine
-- scissors

one | measure your space and cut your string accordingly. i would add a little extra on both ends just in case you have an oops moment.


two | begin cutting your fabric into strips. i cut mine 1 - 1 1/2 inches wide and 12 inches long. we purchased 4 colors of fabric and got 1 yard in each of them except for the gold. we didn't need as much gold, so i think we just bought 1/4 yard. we had plenty enough to make two garlands!


three | tie the fabric strips around the string. as you do so, push the fabric together so that the garland looks full. it's very easy to move the fabric around if you need to insert other colors. don't worry about it being perfect...it's supposed to have a messy look.



four | if you have a color you are using less of (like our gold), add that one in last. it's easier to figure out the placement for it once you have the majority of the garland completed. also, try to be semi-random about your fabric placement. i think it's helps the overall aesthetic if the colors aren't too organized.



five | hang your garland and enjoy! i told you it was easy! i will definitely be making this one again.


what is one of your favorite DIYs?

26 comments:

Lauren Cornwell said...

Wow, this is really really beautiful!!

Robyn Black said...

love it!!! that looks like something that i could try! :)

jackie jade said...

this is such a cute idea! i'm thinking of doing something kinda similar for my wedding as well - a fun diy!

Caitlin | The Siren's Tale said...

This is so simple and cute! I love it :)

Christina Main said...

Aha! I was wondering! Super cute!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thank you!

Megan McIlvaine said...

you should! it is seriously the easiest DIY ever.

Megan McIlvaine said...

oh fun!! it's so simple to make but makes such a big statement!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thank ya!

Megan McIlvaine said...

now you know! :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

yes yes yes!

Kayli Schattner said...

This is so adorable + fun!! Great tutorial.

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

I really loved how this turned out! I tried making something like this once, but it didn't turn out that great. I'll have to try again! :)

Jenna Secrist said...

I love this! It's so creative and fun. I made something similar for my friend's bridal shower a couple of years ago, but this one is better! I love the colors!

Kristina said...

That's a beautiful garland! A couple of weeks ago I made a tassel garland for my bedroom and absolutely love it. So easy to make and it makes really all the difference to a once bare wall.

Megan McIlvaine said...

thank ya!

Megan McIlvaine said...

give it another go! it's so simple! and fun :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

thanks lady! i was excited..i got to bring one home :)

Megan McIlvaine said...

oh fun!! i bet that's super cute! and yes, they are simple, but are great for dressing up bare walls!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thank you! i am obsessed with those colors these days :)

Chantel Klassen said...

Oh it's beautiful! I'm pinning this, need to make it!

Megan McIlvaine said...

thanks! so so so easy to make! you should definitely try it out! :)

Chelsea said...

So gorgeous! Love the colors you used!

Amy said...

<3 <3 <3 so easy but such a solid impact!

Madison said...

This is SO fun! I can definitely use this for my best friends bachelorette party :) Also that living room is precious!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Hooray!! They are so easy and can be used as such great accent pieces!