As I said in my previous post about our little guy’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar themed first birthday party, I wanted to share how simple it is to make your own high chair garland! Seriously, anybody can do this!
I ended up using about 2 yards of fabric and a roll of ribbon. I got the red, yellow, and blue fabric, as well as the green ribbon, from Wal-Mart. The fabric from Wal-Mart was just fat quarters. The Very Hungry Caterpillar print fabric came from Amazon. I had bought a couple yards, but for this project, I only used about half a yard. I also used a roll of burlap twine that we already had to tie the fabric and ribbon to and 6 small wall hooks to put on the high chair tray.
After choosing how long you want to make your garland, you will need to start making strips of the fabric. I made each of my strips about an inch wide. There are a couple of ways you could do this, but I simply tore my strips width wise. They ended up being about 1″ x 44″.
The next step is to start tying all the ribbons and fabric strips to your twine. This is probably the most time consuming part of the whole project. You can either create a pattern with your fabrics, or just put them on randomly. I went with a pattern!
With all the pictures you will be taking of your little one during his or her first birthday, I think this kind of garland on the high chair looks great and adds a lot of character to your party! You could easily create a longer garland to have as a backdrop piece as well. Plus, they are so simple! I think creating mine took about an hour to tear all the strips and tie them to the twine. The little bit of time was definitely worth it!
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So until next time,