Friday, March 13, 2015

guest post // diy ribbon garland with rivers and roads...

Friends! As you know I'm currently taking some much needed mommy/baby/daddy time after the birth of our little one :) Aggg guys, we're parents!!!! So during this transition into our new season of life, I've invited some of my most beloved and dear blog friends to help me out, in the form of unique and wonderful guest posting! Today, I'm honored to have the cutest thing ever- Meg of Rivers and Roads, take over. 


Hi Sweet Lavender readers! It's so fun getting to hang out with you today while Christina is away taking care of her sweet babe. Let me introduce myself! I'm Meg, and I blog over at Rivers and Roads. That small space covers topics like my love for adventure, DIYs, Disney, community, and so much more! I hope you'll drop by for a a visit sometime. :)

I co-hosted a bridal shower last spring, and all of the decorations were made by a friend and myself. We wanted to create a cute garland to hang on the wall as a focal point during the shower and happened upon this pinspiration. It was so simple and turned out so well, I just had to share it with you!


Follow these little steps to create your very own!


What you'll need:
-- fabric | colors of your choice
-- string | I used baker's twine
-- scissors


One | Measure your space and cut your string accordingly. I would add a little extra on both ends just in case you have an oops moment.

Two | Begin cutting your fabric into strips. I cut mine 1 - 1 1/2 inches wide and 12 inches long. I purchased 4 colors of fabric and got 1 yard in each of them except for the gold. I didn't need as much gold, so I just bought 1/4 yard. There was plenty enough to make two garlands!


Three | Tie the fabric strips around the string. As you do so, push the fabric together so that the garland looks full. It's very easy to move the fabric around if you need to insert other colors. Don't worry about it being perfect...it's supposed to have a messy look.



Four | If you have a color you are using less of (like the gold), add that one in last. It's easier to figure out the placement for it once you have the majority of the garland completed. Also, try to be semi-random about your fabric placement. I think it's helps the overall aesthetic if the colors aren't too organized.



Five | Hang your garland and enjoy! I told you it was easy! This is a DIY I'll definitely be making again!


Thank you so much Meg!! What a super easy (and sewing machine free) project! I freaking love projects where I don't have to sew (because I can't! Shhhh....) For more amazing DIYs and inspiration please check out Rivers and Roads!

Although I'm not around here as much as I'd like to be, you can still stay in touch (and ooooh and ahhhhh with me at HOW CUTE OUR BUNDLE OF JOY IS!!!) via FacebookTwitter and my favorite- Instagram!


3 comments:

  1. This is really pretty! I never realized how easy these were to make. Thanks for sharing this, Meg!

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  2. Yay! You're welcome! I'd love to see yours if you end up making one! :)

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  3. This garland is so playful and fun, Meg!

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