One of the other fun and “easier” projects for Gavyn’s birthday party, was this high chair garland. The fabrics that I purchased for this were actually what inspired the colors that I chose to use to plan his party around! I had seen little high chair “garlands” or “skirts” on Pinterest and on other blogs I follow, and decided to make one for Gavyn. This was a project I did one night after the kiddos were in bed, while watching a movie, so it wasn’t intense at all! I am also not a sewer, so this tutorial I have put together is completely non-sew –hooray! (All you sewers out there can feel free to change the directions as needed if you feel like getting more creative!)
- Pinking shears (You will want these so that your fabric doesn’t fray or tear when you cut it into pieces.)
- Jute (Hobby Lobby)
- Tape/Masking Tape (to attach the garland to the high chair)
- Optional: Wooden #1 (Hobby Lobby)
1) Cut your fabric into strips, using the pinking shears. The length and size of these strips is completely up to you! I did a few trial and error strips to figure out what would work best on our particular high chair. I used five different patterned fabrics, but you could use as little or as many as you want.
2) Tie the individual strips to the jute. I just tied them in a regular knot and they held just fine. Remember, fabric is light, so it shouldn’t require too much intense adherence.
3) Hang your jute onto the high chair. I used some regular masking tape to attach it to the underside of the high chair.
4) Optional: Attach your wooden number. I used jute to tie it onto the jute string.
That’s it! Super easy and a nice addition to the high chair for the birthday boy’s first cake!
I have one more post to finish up the DIY’s from Gavyn’s first monster birthday party, but then I’ll move on to something else! I hope you can use this specific tutorial and really cater it to any birthday party or theme!
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