Hello lovies! Happy Wednesday to all of ya faces! Ok, so I’m so so so excited to introduce to you our next newest Bloggista… her name is Natalie, and she’s equal parts absolutely fabulous and super duper handy when it comes to crafting beautiful wedding details. She’s just got this incredible knack for stellar DIY projects, and it’s such a pleasure to have her join our team and share her creative world with all of you! We think you’re gonna fall in love with her style, especially after seeing the very first DIY project she’s created for you guys!
Enough out of me… I’m so proud to introduce you to Natalie, of Mint Love Social Club! Take it away, Natalie…
Hi Knotty Bride readers!
It’s Natalie here from Mint Love Social Club and I am super excited to be chosen as one of The Knotty Bride’s Bloggistas!! I am currently planning my wedding in Palm Springs, California for next April and I have become completely immersed in the planning process, more specifically the crafting.
So let me ask you a question…how much do you loooove Confetti System?!?! But really how much? I really love it, mildly obsessed even, but I just can’t justify the $120+ price tag for a 12 foot piece of garland. I want to though…I reaaally want to, but I also want the people at my wedding to eat. So I am here today to show you how to DIY a mini version of the confetti system garland.
What you need:
- tissue paper in the colors of your choosing: for my 3 foot garland I used three different colors and only needed about two standard sized tissue paper sheets per color
- rotary cutter & mat: this is by far the preferred method but you can also use regular scissors or a sliding paper cutter
- glue dots- seriously buy them, they will change your life
- ribbon or twine to string your garland on to
- a cocktail- all wedding crafting deserves some sort of adult beverage
If you are using a rotary cutter then this project shouldn’t take you much more than 30 minutes or so for the 3 foot garland. (The original Confetti System tassels have a twisted top to secure them onto the ribbon. I have excluded this part since I tried to make the tassels this way before and it is extremely difficult to do without ripping the tissue paper plus it is very time intensive.) You can also modify this tutorial to make full sized fringe tassel garland by doubling up on the tissue paper and cutting it into rectangular pieces that are 40″ by 30″.
This would be a great pop of decoration for your dessert table or hanging from a menu board. You could even hang this garland to designate the “reserved” section at your ceremony. Or just make this to decorate your closet at home- the possibilities are endless!
So, do you love garland as much as I do? Would you consider it as decor for your big day? Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!
xoxo! - Natalie, Mint Love Social Club