Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hanging by a thread

I have a lot of plans to spend my holiday break this winter demolishing wedding DIY tasks. One of the biggest things I’d like to finish? Reception décor.

I’d like to do some kind of garland-y thing to hang above the dinner tables, and maybe along the wall by the dance floor. Here are a few ideas I’m tossing around:

Burlap Bunting: I could also see doing this in seafoam- and mint-colored felt or fabric swatches. I probably would skip the words though.


Tissue Paper Pomanders: A could do a few big ones or some strings of mini ones. OR I could do this super cool newsprint version:

  Finally, this:

Felt Circle Garlands: I have gold thread that would be pretty to use, but I'm not sure what color to do. Probably the minty/seafoam, right?

So, here's a shout-out to all you creative/crafty types. What do you think? Is there any idea I'm missing?


  1. Some of them seem very labor intensive. BUT I like the tissue pomanders. The news print is very fitting!

  2. I definitely LOVE the felt circle garland... it looks like pearls in that pic!

    I don't know if you've looked at the option of fabric pomanders, but that's what I'm doing and they look FANTASTIC! I'll be doing a "how to" on the next week!!

  3. I really like the felt circle garland. I would also recommend checking out myhandsmadeit.com because there are some really cute ideas on there. My favorites by Veronica are:

    etched glass wine bottles - super easy:

    doily lanterns - I plan on making these because I love their vintage-y feel:

    pinwheel table numbers, which could also be made in a larger size: