I am always looking for an excuse to invite my nieces and their mamas over to spend some time in the garden, and a garden party seemed like fun to plan and enjoy. We had dainty little finger foods and enjoyed some fun crafts and a dip in the pool. Join me today as I share a few of my garden party craft ideas with you!
(1-3 * in order of difficulty)
Flower Jars *
Lace Crowns **
Table Decor and Setting ***
- Various Vintage China and Fabrics (Thrift Store!)
- Pom Poms in Pastel Colors
- Baker’s Twine
- Large Craft Needle
I was excited to make little lace crowns for the babies and larger elastic lace crowns for the older girls.
I hot glued the David Tutera paper flowers onto the older girls crowns, but the baby crowns were a lot more adorable. 🙂 I also made some pom pom garlands and rounded up some mismatched china for the garden party table.
To create your own garland, you will want to weed out some colors in the pastel assortment. I liked the purple, white and yellow together, but any combination of 2 or 3 makes a pleasing color story. Before stringing, line up the poms on the floor, alternating large, medium and small poms.
I kept my pattern even and balanced, but not exact. Instead of doing a pattern of small-small-big-small-small-big, I would do small-big-small-small-small-big-small and so on. The end result looks random, but also provides balance.
Using a large craft needle, thread the pom just to the left or right of center. The center of each pom is very difficult to thread directly through and the edges do not provide enough material for a solid attachment.
I hope you enjoyed a little peek into our garden party and will enjoy one of your own before the summer is up! Make sure to share your picture on the Consumer Crafts facebook page!