Today: the cake table...
Then I tied a whole bunch of ribbons, tulle, fabric scraps and seam binding onto the twine. Total time: maybe half an hour?
Total time for each pom-pom garland: 15- 20 minutes - but it's fun and you can do it while checking over your kids' homework or something.
The last garland is made of triangles of bristol board that I got from the school's supply room. They are sewn on my sewing machine using the basting stitch. I cut 4 2" strips from each colour of board and it made So.Much.Garland! Note: use quilting thread or button thread for this one - and you will have to play around with the tension on your machine. Total time for meters and meters of garland: probably 45 minutes.
Here's the cost breakdown:
3 paper lanterns that light up from the dollar store: $1.00 each.
3 bags of pom-poms: $1.00 each
The card stock, fabric scraps, glass bottles, and glass cylinders are all supplies from my house. The flowers and leaves will come from my garden. The bristol board was from the school. The table cloth will be one of several I made for the school a few years back so they would stop buying and throwing away a dozen plastic tablecloths for each event. All free.
Grand total: $6.00 - not counting the cake :) I don't want to tally the time.
Sharing today at: Keep Calm Craft on over at Frontier Dreams.
Ecokids Tuesday at Like Mama Like Daughter