This time I want to share with you what I've put together for decor on some of the tables at the reception. You may have seen my triangle bunting tutorial here, to drape over trees and such, but I also wanted something festive for the dessert table, guest book table, gifts table, and for our chairs! This kind of look:
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So I wanted to turn the triangle bunting idea into signage! And I've seen similar things for parties and home dec...
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- Start with some bunting sewed to/hung from ribbon. You can check out my tutorial here for the basic bunting. For words, though, don't put any space between the flags--or do very little space if you're trying to make a longer garland.
- You'll also need spray adhesive, Tacky or other glue, fabrics you like, and a printer.
- In a word processing document, type the words you want for your garlands and pick the size and font. I used a basic font in a large size and printed out a test page of just a few letters to verify the size was right for the triangles I had.
- I recommend putting the font in very light grey or in an outline only--you just need it for a pattern, no need to waste the ink for dark colors.
- Cut out each letter carefully.
- Put the letters face up on the ground (I do this outside since spray adhesive can get everywhere!!) and spray the fronts of them.
- Put the letters face down onto the back of your fabric. If your fabric doesn't have a right and wrong side, it won't really matter, but on a printed fabric, make sure to put the letters face down so they look backward.
- Now, using the paper as a pattern/guide, cut out the letters from the fabric.
- Peel the lightly sticky paper off the backs of the letters (carefully!).
- Now, pull out your garlands and glue your letters down. Tacky Glue or other good fabric glue would be great, but I didn't have any so I used Elmer's. Put a thin line of glue down each letter, place it where you want it, and glue down.
- Wait for it to dry. That's it!
They are so cute! I made five different message garlands... you'll see them all in pics from the wedding! Gifts, Guest Book, etc...
Anyway, hope you enjoyed the tutorial--this is a super fun project for any time you need a classy and cute sign for a party or anything, too.
(If you did any other DIYs for your wedding or for a friend or loved one, I'd love for you to share them in the Adventures in Dressmaking DIY Weddings Flickr group!!)
P.S. Here's how they looked at the wedding!
Photos by Studio 623 Photography