Posts Tagged ‘Garlands’

{GIVEAWAY} Win a Christmas Garland Worth $58 from Love Pretty Garlands

My friend, Ana, from Love Pretty Garlands is giving away one of two handmade shabby chic fabric lettered Christmas garlands "Merry Xmas"or "Let it Snow."And you get to decide which one you'd like.

Each one is made from a variety of red cotton fabrics and has a cotton star on each end. Perfect as wall decoration for Christmas. It makes a wonderful keepsake that can be used over and over again. The padded letters are roughly 3.7" x 3,9" in size. The ribbon on the end of each side is long enough to tie. The garland comes in it's own beautiful matching fabric pouch tied with a little ribbon.

Love Pretty Garlands makes handmade garlands for various occasions such as weddings and holidays, plus Ana makes great newborn gifts with the baby's name spelled in a garland. Customized orders are definitely welcome.  Please visit Love Pretty Garlands to view more of Ana's garlands. To enter the giveaway, just "like" Love Pretty Garlands on Facebook below, then leave a comment at the end of this post saying you did it.

We’ll pick the winner at random on Thursday, November 29th at 10:00 PM (PST).  Any entries after that won’t be considered, sorry. We will use to generate our winner and will notify the winner by email. Good luck! This is a sponsored post.

DIY Tutorial from a Catch My Party Member - How to Make a Rag Garland

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I saw a photo of this rag garland Jennifer W made for her daughter Riley's 1st Birthday and I thought it was so adorable, I had to ask how she make it. She put together this easy tutorial for us, so a big thank you to you, Jennifer!

When planning my daughter Riley's first birthday party I wanted a unique banner or garland to hang on our fireplace. I saw these rag garlands used in holiday decor on various blogs and decided to try my hand at making one. I used them on the mantle, on the high chair and over the punch bowl. If you love them as much as I do, here's how to make your own.


  • Fabric
  • Twine
  • Ruler
  • Scissors (or pinking shears)

First decide where you will hang your garland and how long it will need to be. Measure out a piece of twine in that length. I add a few inches to each end and add a knot for hanging.

Next choose your fabric. This is a great project to use up your fabric "stash." You could also incorporate ribbon into your garland. For my cupcake party garland I cut my fabric into 9x2 inch strips but you could vary this depending upon the look you want.

Now begin tying your fabric strips onto your twine. Just a single knot, pulled tight. As you tie, push the strips to one end of the garland. Personally I prefer a random look but you could also add strips in a pattern.

Note: For this project it took 10 strips to complete 3 inches of garland.

These rag garland are a fun and inexpensive addition to any party or holiday decor.

Jennifer, thank you again! I love how "shabby chic" they are, which, if you read my blog, is one of my favorite party styles.

Check out the rest of the cute "cupcake" party Jennifer threw for her daughter, Riley. The cupcakes are beautiful and the personalized Jones sodas are a nice touch, too.

Also, if you make a rag garland of your own, please send photos so I can post them.

(Do you have a DIY project from one of your parties that you’d like to share?  Please email me at  I’d love to show it off!)

How to Wrap Things Beautifully

I'm a sucker for beautiful packaging, so I was very excited to stumble upon the Packagery, a shop on Etsy. They sell everything for party favor packaging, from boxes to labels to tags to twine.

Here are some of my favorite items from their store:  favor boxes, tags, ribbon, twist ties, library cards, and garlands.

If you've done a pretty party favor, please email me a photo at so I can do a blog post about it.

A-Manda Creation
Bubbles and Buttons
Paper Papel Shop
Classic Hostess
The Trendy Butterfly
Stockberry Studio
Something Sweet Party Favors
Confetti Prints
So Sweet Party Shop


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