I don’t do obvious themes at parties. Or much decor.
Call me a party minimalist, HSP (most pre-made/Disney character/super-flashy themes visually overwhelm me), or just picky, but the closest I ever come to a theme is a color scheme.
Bun’s first birthday had no apparent theme besides pink, green, and scraps of fabric. For other gatherings, my go-to decor item is mason jars filled with flowers, candles, bits of nature–and maybe trimmed with a scrap of burlap.
Apparently, scraps of fabric is my thing.
This year for Bun’s fourth birthday, Grammie was in town, so I utilized the extra hands and did more decor than usual.
While I can’t recommend making paper medallions to anyone seeking a fun and relaxing afternoon, the fabric scrap garland was easy, inexpensive, and ended up fluffy and pretty.
Scrap Fabric Garland
:: Materials ::
- Scraps of different fabrics
- Ribbon, if desired
- A favorite beverage
:: How To ::
1.) Cut/tear (I prefer cutting a little, then tearing the rest, to give a nice raw edge) the fabric into 6-8″ strips, about 1-2″ wide. You’ll want a good sized pile of each type of fabric. I used about six different prints, plus some bits of burlap and ribbon.
2.) Cut a piece of twine to the desired length. Mine was about 5 feet long.
3.) Knot the scraps of fabric onto the twine, alternating types of fabric as you go. Tie in some shiny or sparkly ribbon every now and then for some added texture. Be sure to leave several inches of twine free of fabric on each end so you can tie it up.
4.) Sip favorite beverage. Possibly turn on a BBC show.
5.) Repeat steps 3 and 4 until the garland is complete. (This thing isn’t hard, but it can take a little while).
Do you have celebration decor go-tos?