DIY Devotee

A little while ago I started browsing the fabulous Sunday Suppers, after Charlotte’s piece on their Cheese Tables introduced me to the blog. One Sunday, I stumbled across a piece on their Ladies Lunch… Held on a New York garden rooftop, I can only dream of being invited anywhere so amazing, however, it wasn’t just the setting, but the decor that drew my eye…

You can see more of the fabulous decor photos and the full Sunday suppers post here, but the garlands are by Ashley Meaders.

Although the mind automatically wanders to a DIY outdoor wedding when you see these, cast your pre-conceptions aside and think about how cool they would look in so many different places…

Make a tunnel of garlands for you to walk down the aisle under in a civil ceremony by attaching covered canes to every other aisle end chair side and zig zag the garlands across from their tops.

Construct a garland tent to be married under.

Use them in red and white for a Christmas wedding or pure white for snow-appeal

Hang curtains of them in front of a white backdrop for your photobooth corner.

Decorate table edges, especially a long top table in them draped along the edge, or even use as a table runner.

Hang mini trails of them from your maids bouquets and make DIY buttonholes out of them to tie in the boys.

So you can imagine how pleased I was to find this fab DIY Pom Garland tutorial via OnceWed by none other than Ashley herself!.

Full instructions over on OnceWed.

If you don’t fancy making the garlands yourself, please pop on over to Ashley Meaders Etsy Store Dolci Odille and make a purchase. I just think they look so…. happy! 😀

Yours Truly,


Author: Becky Sappor
Becky is at her happiest when dunking a slightly chilled chocolate digestive into a very warm, very milky cup of tea. She also loves her job and pinches herself every day to make sure that she isn’t in a graphic design dreamworld.

4 thoughts on “DIY Devotee

  1. Rebecca, these are ALMOST what I’m looking for. I’m looking for fabric flowers. Or paper flowers. Preferably fabric flowers. I know these could look like flowers but I was looking for something more rose like

    Any ideas? Tips?

  2. These are adorable. Thanks for the great instructions, I would like to try this out for my friend’s wedding next year. I’ve been gathering some really great information and helping her put it all together. One book you might enjoy is by expert designer Giulia Macchia called, “The “W” Day.” Inside the book are beautiful weddings, but the author offers advice on how to recreate them without breaking the bank. It’s very inspirational and I’m glad I found it.

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