I am in TWO weddings in September, and am trying to embrace the busy times that come with being a bridesmaid in two weddings back-to-back. What a happy time!
Since I’m unemployed, I decided to take a slightly cheaper (and much, much cuter) alternative to buying the typical bachelorette sash. I made one! This was SO easy, and only slightly frustrating. Trial & error, people. That’s what I’m here for. I took a trip to Hobby Lobby and bought thick burlap ribbon ($7), lace trim ($15.00 but I used my 40% off coupon!), and some fabric flowers ($1.99). Not too shabby and I only used 1/4 of the burlap ribbon which will tide me over in Christmas time (YES).
So, this was a very easy (slightly time-consuming) DIY. I cut the burlap ribbon at about 33 inches (make sure to put it on and see if it’s the right length) and then hot glued the ends so that it wasn’t rough. From there I started to hot glue the lace trim. Very straight forward, but took me a good half hour. My glue gun is also the worst, so if yours is on top of things it’ll go a lot quicker.
I originally thought it would be a good idea to paint on the burlap- but it did NOT work. If you do embark on painting I highly suggest using a stencil because that’s the only way I can see it maybe working. I tried free-hand and it was just a disaster zone. I had to go and sit in the other room to get fresh ideas. I also attempted some gold paint that had a smaller applicator which was better, but still looked like a seven year old did it. In the end I figured out I could hot glue scrapbook sticker letters to the burlap and it would look adorable. Everything was okay.
I made a quick video to show the process! Enjoy your DIYing!