Friday, July 13, 2012

Here Comes The Bride

Last December, I was honored to fashion a garter set for my niece, Laura and I featured it in my post,  Wedding Garter For Laura.

This past June, I designed and hand sewed a garter set for my niece, Natalie.  I chose a vintage pink pearl earring as my inspiration.  I incorporated dupioni silk and recycled vintage pink pearls to create each individual rosette on the garters and then added a touch of tuille.

There are so many tutorials on how to make fabric flowers so I thought I would give you one of my favorite blogs on flowers, bows and more literally, Fabric Bows And More! You will find so many creative ways to make and use flowers in your designs at this instructional and imaginative site.

Below are Natalie's garter and toss garter....

I also had the pleasure of creating a card box for the bride and groom.
My supplies were simple....dupioni silk, pleated ribbon, strands of pearls, silk flowers and love.

I covered the boxes in silk and then wrapped the box tops with pleated ribbon.  It needed a little more style, so I added a band of pearls around the pleats (scored them at Michaels!) and finished off the card slot with more.  The silk flower was glamed up with even more pearls as shown below.

And voila.....

Let me know what you think.....

PS.  Please excuse the photo backdrops....I'm working on projects in every room in my house.

I Heart Nap Time
DIY Show Off


  1. These are Gorgeous! Wow.. I just love the garters.. soo pretty! Hope you will share with my Pink Hippo Party @
    I am your newest follower~
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  2. I really like those garters! What a neat idea to use the crochet headbands! They turned out incredible! I saw the link over at pinkapotamus and came over. I'm so glad that I did! I am definitely your newest follower. I'm excited to see all of your fun projects. You are so talented!

  3. these look marvelous! i am totally pinning this. thanks for sharing! I can't wait to see what you'll share this week! Have a fun weekend!


  4. I am featuring these on tomorrows pink hippo party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus