Tuesday, January 18, 2011

DIY Shower Decor

Felt Garland
Inspiration from Pam Garrison here.  Felt + Twine + Time - Circle punch for fabric = Garland + Sore scissor hands (trying to think of an Edward Scissorhands pun, but nothing's working out)

Coffee Filter Wreath

Coffee Filters + Styrofoam Wreath + Hot Glue = Fun, Modern Looking Wreath

The little monogram for Luke was made from cereal box cardboard, some twine and a little hot glue.

Drop Cloth Table Cloth
Inspiration from skirted table pictures such as... 


I used canvas dropcloths from Lowes.  One package of two (6x8 and 4x11 or something) worked perfectly for one 6' table.  I preshrunk the drop cloths which made them soft and so much easier to work with and was in a hurry so I tried to use the hemmed edges as much as possible.  Here they are again in all their imperfect, unironed glory...

Of course, you can see that I didn't use any ribbon, covered buttons or box pleats.  I sort of wish I had now, but at the time I was just trying to get it all done.  I look forward to using them in the future for all sorts of things (parties, showers, Christmas, etc).  The versatile color will go with anything and I can always add a colorful ribbon trim or the button detail later.


  1. I'd love to know how you got this look. I would love to skirt a table that my daughter uses as a vanity in her room. I just don't want to spend money on fabric that I might destroy if I make a novice's mistake.

  2. Karen, I just measure, cut and sew. Really. Sometimes it works out and other times I make it work out. :)

    For starters, it's basically the same idea as a bed skirt. I took all the measurements (top, ends, sides) and added a 1/2 inch seam allowance. For the edges that I knew needed to be finished (topstitched side edges or bottom hem) I figured 1 inch extra (1/2' folded twice). Then I cut the four corner panels something like 15 - 20 inches wide plus seam allowance.

    Then it was really easy to put together, just make sure you remember what is your front panel and what is your top panel. :) I think I got all the sides and ends pinned on and realized I was getting ready to sew them to a side panel rather than the top. :) Haste makes waste. The story of my life.

    Have fun and email me if you have any more questions!

  3. Thanks to this post I now have a blister on my finger from the hot glue gun! I LOVE the wreath! And so fun to do..

  4. But, burning your finger was not in the instructions... :) Hey, I'd love to see a picture of your wreath! I could even add it to this post. Email it to me if you want... kwise00@yahoo.com


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