Hello everyone! I hope you’re doing well on this lovely Wednesday. I have a lot to share with you today! Two weeks ago my sister-in-law (official in just six weeks!) had her bridal shower, and I had the exciting opportunity to decorate for it. All of the bridesmaids (myself included) have been preparing for the shower since May, so I’ve had a lot of time to plan how I wanted to decorate for it.
The theme: Garden Party.
For those of you who read my posts regularly, you will recall that I’ve been hinting here and there about different pieces I’ve made, and now you get to see the final picture, all of it put together! To give a brief overview, I decided to focus on providing lots of color and floral elements, and these were the decorations that I came up with.
This is the first decoration I made for the shower, and it definitely took the longest to make. It was worth all of that time though, it turned out great and looked wonderful at the shower. It might be hard to read but it says “Bride to be” across it.
How I made this:
-I took several sheets of scrapbooking paper, cut them into circles
-For the letters, I grabbed a few sheets of sparkled paper. I then took stencils, and traced the letters onto the paper with pencil, then cut out with scissors (I used an Xacto knife for the tighter spots).
-I used hot glue to apply the letters to the paper, then cut small holes into each circle (two holes for each one) and ran some string through all of them and linked them together.
-One last thing I did was I took a drop of hot glue and dabbed that onto each end of the string so that neither side would fray and come undone.
This polaroid decoration is without a doubt my favorite piece that I made, and it was a hit at the party! Everyone took photos behind it and had a lot of fun interacting with it! I already wrote in a previous entry how I made this piece, so if you want to give this a shot yourself, learn how here.
What would a beautiful bridal shower be without lots and lots of flowers? The party took place both inside and out, and I thought it would be most fitting to place these lovely flowers outside where they could show themselves off in the sunshine!
These were easy to put together, I normally gravitate towards medium sized mason jars to put flowers in, but I played around a little bit and found containers both big and small to make it a little more dynamic. I found all but one of these containers at Michaels. The blue one that you see I actually found at Party City.
I wanted to make these bottles stand out a little more than the other containers around them. I added some chalk labels to the front and printed the date of the wedding with chalk pen on all three of them. I thought this set deserved to sparkle a little bit, especially since I couldn’t add as many flowers, so I set them on a silver plate with rhinestones on the edges, just to give them some pop!
I saw this storage box at Michaels a couple of days before the shower, and I loved the floral print on it so I grabbed it and decided to make it a place for cards and other small gifts. The floral heart wreath was also an impulse buy. It’s a heart shape with pinkish-purple flowers, I needed it OBVIOUSLY 😉
The framed “Cards and Gifts” sign was a decoration I shared about in a previous post if you want to give it a look here.
I had so much fun planning and decorating for this bridal shower, perhaps a wedding planning career is in the future..hmm. Who knows!
What do you think? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to hear from you guys 🙂
Thank you all for reading!