Thursday, October 27, 2011

Easy $5 Garter

The best friend of my sister's (well and a good friend of mine!) got married this weekend! Last minute she asked me to make 2 garters (one to keep, and one to throw of course!) I've never made a garter before, but decided to give it a try!

I was PLEASANTLY surprised at how well it turned out. Well here is my secret! I knew I could decorate it like she wanted (with the singed flowers and rolled flower) but I worried about the elastic band part. I had a genius idea....a baby headband!!
I looked around for a white baby headband at a few stores...and surprisingly found the PERFECT one at the dollar store!! Shocking right?! It was the PERFECT size. I measured my thigh about 21 inches. It fit perfectly for me, but it could have been much smaller, maybe an inch bigger? But I'd say I have an "average" thigh for those of you thinking about trying this!

Then on the one I made for her, I used elastic lace and elastic thread to sew on the lace she wanted behind the garter. But you can make them simple like these in the above photos. Just a few flowers, and pearls.

You can even use blue thread, to add your "something blue" or decorate them with other goodies!

Now I call it the $5 garter because of the extra scrap fabric, elastic lace, pears etc that you may not have laying around. But if you have most of the material- think of it as a $1 garter!

10 comments:

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain

So cute! And just think, when she has a baby girl someday, she can put it on her head :)

Mal

It turned out wonderfully! Great job :-)

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chel wakley

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the artist

This is ingenious, and VERY cute. As always, you have started my morning off with an inspirational bang.

As to coffee- yes please!! We should be in NE for Christmas this year, I think. I will let you know when it gets a little closer! The same for you next time you are in the OK area!

BeadsAndBarnacles

How very cute, Not that I am likely to get married anytime soon, but will have to keep this in mind!

Shabby chic Sandy

So Pretty!

Jessie

I love this! I am in the middle of planning a wedding and all about DIY and that budget! AGH! So cute! Great job!

Marilyn

This is beyond adorable.. I LOVE it.. I would LOVE if you could link up to my Pin Inspirational Party today pweease.. TY http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/11/pininspirational-thursdays-linky-party.html

Between U & Me

I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
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Just Jaime

What a great idea! I want to make one for when my sister when she gets married!

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