Images by Pierson Photo Company and Me
I’m writing this post with about 1.5 million things on my mind. BUT…this ruffle garland DIY post is the most important thing I must accomplish today. Why? because it is my go-to party decor item. A ruffle garland DIY is cheap, easy, and adaptable to any size of garland you may need. For example, with this same ruffle garland DIY tutorial I made the above balloon garland and the wall banner (which could also be a table skirt if you are so inclined). And I feel it my DIY-er duty to share with you such a fundamental party-planning craft.
Also, this little princess party with life-altering cupcakes was 100% inspired by a Tiny Prints princess party line. And I am on Tiny Prints’ blog teaching a star wand DIY that you are very welcome to check out!
Okay let’s get our garland on.
- Bailing wire (you know, the stuff ranchers use to repair cattle fences)
- Scissors or a rotary cutter
- SECRET INGREDIENT: plastic tablecloths. Yep. I use plastic tablecloths from my local craft store for the best garland every.
Step 1: Fold your plastic tablecloth in half 5-7 time. Then fold it in half the other direction 1-2 times (to make cutting it easier).
Step 2: Using the rotary cutter, cut the tablecloth to the width of your desired garland (or skirt or banner or etc.)
Step 3: Next, puncture that strip of tablecloth with the wire. The wire is where the garland will gather, so for an even garland place the wire in the middle. For more of a banner, place the wire at the top. Then zig-zag the table cloth onto the wire, shifting it down as you go.
Step 4: Hang that beauty up! Wahoo!
Also, more pretty pictures:
And in case you are into that whole Pinterest jam, here is a pin-able pic
See you Monday!