Pink and Gold Wedding Fabric Garland

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My wedding colors are Pink and Gold and I am just crazy about these DIY fabric garlands. They are so easy and inexpensive to make. I think this will look nice in the barn at the reception or behind us as a backdrop at the ceremony.  (Ferdinand really likes it too.)

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Here I have 4 different fabrics of different types and colors. There is a pink chiffon, a gold lame, a cream lining, and a glitter gold and ivory chiffon. I used natural twine as my support and I really like how that came out.

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Cross Stitchin’ for Love

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“They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered” from the book This Side of Paradise.

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I fell in love with this F. Scott Fitzgerald quote that I found on Pinterest, so now I will have to read the book 🙂

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This project took me about 8-9 hours total. I did not use a pattern, only the font cheat sheet I found online here. I am a beginner cross-stitcher, guys this is not hard! Just takes a lot of time. I have also learned that cross stitching is the CHEAPEST craft I have ever done. The whole project was under $7. Guys, I think I am in love. ❤ 🙂

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Fabric Garland – cheap and easy (insert tasteless joke)

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This is a fun, quick trick. (That’s what he said?)

You will need:

1. different kinds of ribbon and/or fabric and/or yarn (really, any materials you have)
2. something to secure to wall (I used nails)
3. scissors
4. 20 minutes

Step 1: determine the space you want to decorate and measure the length
Step 2: add 12″ to that length, and cut a piece of ribbon/yarn/twine/your mom that length
Step 3: cut 2″ strips in your fabric/yarn/cat twice the length you want them to dangle (yes, dangle)
Step 4: fold fabric strip in half and tie to your long piece of whatever. Keep doing this until you have filled up your string thing with space to spare.
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so easy, right?

Now, all you have to do is affix it to your wall space. I nailed it into the wall, but it’s dealer’s choice.

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BTW, I used various fabric scraps and a cut up blouse that I kept around forever because I like the color and feel of it.

Done! You’re so cool, I bet you worked at Urban Outfitters when you were in high school. (Or you are still in high school, and you work at Urban. Or you are in middle school and doing something way cooler than working at a dumb hipster store. Yeah.)