I’m going to squeeze in a few more August-wedding-themed posts before September arrives!
Many brides personalize their garter these days. Although we did not do a garter toss (I’m not a fan), I still wanted to wear one. Because, really, when else does one get the opportunity to wear a garter?
I bought a cheapy $3.00 garter from a craft store.
It looked like this one:
I (carefully) ripped off the lace and ribbon.
I had a piece of ribbon that matched my bridesmaids dresses (navy with white polka dots). You will want a piece that goes around your thigh a little more than one time (to account for the ruching).
I loosely pinned the ribbon to the elastic/satin band and just did a quick straight stitch. (You could probably even hot glue this.)
Then I used another piece of two small yellow ribbons and tied two bows. I hot glued one on to the front where I ripped off the little crystal, and then I glued another one right on top of it to get the double-ribbon effect.
Then I prowled the buttons and embellishments aisle. I found a few funny shaped buttons that pertained to our relationship, but I ended up getting a button shaped like a Moose (who would have though such a thing existed?) because that is my nickname for my husband.
I hot glued the button over the ribbon and – boom. Done.
The entire project cost about $5.00 and took an hour.
($5.00 is a steal. Custom wedding garters on Etsy range from $12-$40 plus shipping.)