One of my most favorite things to sew are decorations. I love to add a little personal touch to parties, holidays and showers. I am a wanna be designer so I pretend to be one sometimes...especially when I get to throw the shower or party! One of my favorite kind of parties?? - bridal showers. Seriously though - the bride-to-be is so happy and glowing, anything you add she is just ecstatic about. It beats the big preggo women who are hungry, exhausted and ready to be done and don't for another minute want to bend over to pick up a present to unwrap! (I am completely joking here - I was just describing me at my baby shower 🙂 ) Either way, there are some great items you can make to make showers, holidays and parties more personal and inviting.
I wanted to give a few decor ideas if you are throwing a party anytime soon. Here are a few things I learned along the way....
1. When you make something, put the time into what the project deserves. Yes, it takes time, but it takes just as much time to make it bad as it does to make it good. Remember, just because you are making it for a party or shower doesn't mean you're making it for THEM. Keep a box of party supplies that you can reuse time and again.
2. Use neutral colors as often as possible. That way, when someone asks you to help plan a party you have things in your party box ready to put up and use!
3. Don't forget the small things that always make a difference. Yo-yo's are a great example. I have a small plastic box full of them. I bring them and pull them out to accent tables or anything else I think needs to be yo-yo-fied.
4. Keep it simple. I always have a table runner made, a banner and felt strings with me at all times. (ok, not really at all times but I have them ready to go if someone needs it in a hurry!). These projects are great beginner projects and the felt string is a no sew! You can always add more items as you go along but don't overlook the easy projects that bring in that personal touch.
Enjoy sewing for your get togethers...I always find it so rewarding. I plugged in a few pictures of the last shower I was honored to help throw. Maybe these will give you some ideas! 🙂