Friday, September 28, 2012

DIY Wedding Garter

Our golden rule of DIY and weddings is pick projects that you can complete way in advance and don't take hours upon hours to complete. There are tons of little projects brides can do that won't take up too much of your time and will really add unique touches to your big day!

Here is one DIY project we found featured in "The Bridal Guide" magazine that we fell in love with. It's a simple 4-step guide on how to make your own wedding garter.

Materials you'll need...
  • Stretchy, lace ribbon
  • Rhinestone appliqué
  • Needle and thread
  • Hot fix rhinestones and rhinestone setter or iron (optional)

Step 1: Cut the Lace

DIY Garter Step 1
  • Make sure the lace you buy is stretchy so it won't fall down your leg.
  • Measure the lace before you cut — the final product can also be worn as a headband, so measure accordingly.

Step 2: Sew

DIY Garter Step 2

  • Find the center point of the lace.
  • Sew on the appliqué. 
  • It's also a great place to incorporate your "something blue" or "something borrowed"

Step 3: Add Rhinestones (Optional)

DIY Garter Step 3

  • Arrange the hot fix rhinestones around the appliqué.
  • Once you finalize your design, set with an iron or rhinestone setter.

Step 4: Finish Up

DIY Garter Step 4

  • Turn the lace inside out and sew together.

Finished Product!!!

DIY Garter Finished Product
How BEAUTIFUL is this??!! It's so easy to customize and would be such a neat and special unique touch!
What do you think? Would you make your own garter?

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