Blossoming Flower Garland Idea
Sure looks like Spring time in this stairwell! And these would be great party decorations for just about any occasion, though I won’t try to deceive you and say they were quick to make, because making a large quantity like I did (maybe at least 12 meters worth) requires quite a bit of time, though well worth it!
One of the really interesting things about this garland project is the material that I used. Disposable tablecloth yardage! If you’re not familiar with this creation, it’s the same fabric used in hospital masks and bibs, only available in every color to suit your party decor.
The great thing about it is that it’s not woven, so there is no unraveling, and it is semi translucent, so it looks a bit like tissue paper. And of course it’s much cheaper than most fabric. And if you’re lucky maybe you can even recycle some non-soiled ones from the next party where they happen to be using such a thing. (Very common in Israel.)
- Cut all kinds of shapes like flowers, circles, leaf shapes etc from disposable table cloth material.
- Shapes needn’t be perfect, and you can certainly cut at least 10 layers of fabric at a time, so the shapes add up quickly.
- And now for the fun part: Sew the shapes together by running them through the sewing machine, quickly placing one after another, and not worrying about lining things up! The randomness is what makes them look like falling blossoms, at least to me!
- Hang strings of blooms vertically or horizontally and enjoy!
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.