Have you seen those cute photos of a first birthday with the baby in a high chair and their high chair is decorated? That is exactly what I attempted to do for Birdie’s Wild One themed birthday party!

“Wild One” Fabric Garland

What you’ll need:

  • Various fabrics & ribbon
  • Fabric scissors
  • Twine
  • 2-3 shades of green card stock, 2 pieces each
  • Gold glitter card stock
  • Hot glue

Okay, so for the fabric: I had some scrap pieces in my craft closet, and cut those in about 1″ wide and 20″ long strips. I found that a half yard of fabric was the perfect length – 1 yard would be too much.

After I cut up my scraps, I went to Hobby Lobby and got some ribbon in whites & golds (like lace, and glitter) to fill in between the colors I already had. In their sale section, found some white tulle for $1 and cut that up too!

When everything was cut up, I cut some twine ~8 feet long. About 2 feet in, I started tying fabric & ribbon to the twine with a knot at the top and the rest falling down. I kept tying, alternating colors and textures, until I had about 4 feet worth. The extra length on the end was to make it easy to tie and then cut off.

A certain furry helper also thought it was a great place to take a nap.

You could just have the fabric banner, butttttt I helped jazz up a cake topper for Michelle, so wanted to create a larger version of that to hang in front of the garland.

In Design Space, I wrote out “wild one” in a script font, separated the letters out, arranged them and welded them together to create 1 image. I made that 11.5″ long and cut it on gold glitter card stock.

Then I used the same philodendron and tropical leaves from the cake topper, enlarged them, and cut them on 3 shades of green card stock.

Hot glue the leaves together and add glue the “wild one” on top. Loop a piece of twine through one of the holes in the sign and tie a knot. Repeat for the other side.

With the 2 parts done, the only thing left to do was hang them. I gave these to my friend and was excited to see what it was going to look like at the party. Birdie couldn’t have been cuter!

I couldn’t do all that and have a plainly wrapped gift, so I cut a little extra and put it on my gift bag.

Turns out I like making first birthday decor, or really decor for any event! The fabric garland could be used in a few ways and customized for your theme. I have a feeling I’ll be making more of these for friends in the future..

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