For the Fabulous Bridal Shower we hosted over the weekend, we needed something that would have a big impact. I spent days pouring over images to find something that seemed fun, festive, and colorful.
I started with the idea that I would use fabric as a canopy in the style of Norma’s at the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs. I love that space and thought it would be really cool to bring it into Seattle.
Problem :: While I can easily tie one end off to the house, the other end has nothing to attach too. Except the pear tree. And since I think the pear tree’s days are numbered anyway, I didn’t want to push it. So I needed to find another solution.
Scanning through Lonny Magazine, I found another image. And one that I could actually possibly create.
Problem :: It’s a lot of fabric. Plus this one is by a pool, which I am certainly not… and I didn’t see myself creating an entire tent out of fabric, but just the curtain part seemed do-able, and festive. And now that all of the fabric is done I can start to work with it to make something new too. Like a tent??
Here’s how I made ours.
I let it dry 24 hours, then put in the grommets. If you haven’t used grommets before you have no idea how simple this ‘finishing touch’ is. They are beyond easy. I could even do them with my “helpers” assisting me.
To hang it up, I used the clips that are for attaching Christmas lights to gutters and added some streamers and paper lanterns for added flair. I am thinking about leaving them up all summer. Don’t tell Mr. Hedin who is anxious to be rid of the bright pink…