Blooming Shower: Custom Fabric Curtain

Simple design installations are a great solution to customize event decor. Anytime I throw a party, I always have a theme or aesthetic in mind that I’d like to achieve. Even in the most neutral of spaces, this can prove challenging. You don’t want to blow the budget or overwhelm the space, but you’d like to make an impact. The key is to keep it simple conceptually and not have to bring a ton of tools to execute on the day. {caveat: this is not always the case– for a bigger event or wedding, going all out is sometimes a must}

Simple doesn’t have to be boring, thrown in some color, do something out of the box, just don’t overcomplicate. If you’re renting a space for an event, but still want to add some personal decor, this tutorial is a simple way to add some custom flair without spending too much. Installation is also fairly simple and un-intrusive, which can be an important thing depending on the restrictions from the venue. Not only will this add to the event, but it is reusable for decor in any space.

Note: My measurements and 2 yard length are measured to hang behind/above a table. Please be sure that your needs are met by appropriate measurements for your uses.

What you’ll need:

2 yards (6 feet) of fabric in various patterns and colors

Sewing machine

Ribbon (1 1/2 – 2 inches wide)

curtain 2

1. Cut fabric into 2 inch wide strips (keep the 2 yard length) to equal the correct width of the finished curtain. Mine is 6 feet wide.

2. Sew seam around 3 sides of each strip. I’ve left mine un-hemmed to look more flowy, but if you prefer a hem all the way around,  be sure to cut strips wide enough to account for hemmed fabric)

3. Fold over remaining short edge 1 inch and hem, then iron each strip for best effect

4. Once all of your strips are ready to assemble, decide what pattern you’d like for the curtain and simply string them all onto your ribbon.

curtain

This particular shower is being held in a school conference room. It will be placed on a main wall to bring some color into the space. I will be hanging it from the drop ceiling using fishing wire. In order to keep some suspense for the bride, here is the rough rendering I made a few weeks ago. Once it’s all put together, you will see the final product in all it’s glory (at least I hope it looks that way!).

Stay tuned next week for some precious pendant bunting. That’s a bit more time consuming of a project.

Happy Crafting lovelies!

xoxo- Jenn

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