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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I Tied One On!

No, it's not what you're thinking!
I've been busy creating fabric garlands, and this is my very first creation!
I had so much fun making it from pretty pink striped seersucker, sweet pink and white gingham checked material, white eyelet, lace, and other fabric.  All of that tearing of the fabric to create the strips was really a great stress reliever! (tee hee!!)
I tied all of the strips onto a long length of waxed twine, and this is what I came up with...........
 It was such a fun project, and a nice departure from my usual painted and glittered creations!
 I added this gorgeous silk blossom just for fun!
 I think this garland would be adorable hung in a little girl's room or nursery.  Or used at a party, baby or bridal shower, hung from the dessert or gift table.  I've even seen the garlands used as backdrops for professional photos, which looks super sweet!  How about hanging it outdoors, tied between two trees, for a garden party?  How pretty would that be, with the fabric "streamers" and lace fluttering in the breeze?

I will be placing this in my Etsy shop tonight, if you want to take a peek!

 I'm also currently working on an all lace and ribbon garland, I'll be sure to share that with you when I finish!
Have a great day!


Susie said...

Donna, That is such a pretty garland. I could see it made with many different colors. Even school colors would work for a boys room. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Debby said...

I love these. So many options. Love the pink.

NanaDiana said...

I bet someone will snap that right up, Donna. It is just darling and I love the "cotton candy" feel of it. Perfect color combination! xo Diana

Linda @ A La Carte said...

So cute! I love PINK!!

White Lace and Promises said...

I want to do this. I tried once and mine didn't quite look like this one:)

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh how pretty Donna. So perfect for a little girls room. A bridal shower or baby shower would be great also. For Mothers Day Brunch outside would look terrific. Great job - waiting to see the other one you are working on.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Love the pink! and I am a sucker for seersucker myself..ha!Turned out very pretty Donna

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Donna, I love your gorgeous fabric garland. It turned out so pretty in pinks. The different fabrics are so nice together. Love the addition of the flower. This will sell quick!!
Have fun~

Okio B Designs said...

Very pretty! I love that look.


Musings from Kim K. said...

What fun! I could definitely see how you could create themed garlands based on colors/events/holidays..etc.

Debbie said...

I love the color, and texture of this, Donna. My youngest daughter made these for her kitchen using white cheese cloth, some eyelet lace, and a little canvas. Mine look pretty sick next to yours. I just used white bar towels..lol.