Because I enjoy the outcome so much, here's last week's secret sewing project in it's final form—a floral garland! If all goes well, by which I mean if the weather is nice and lovely enough to have the ceremony outside, this will adorn the trees that provide a little archway right behind where we'll say our vows. I made the garland about 20 feet long to try to make sure that it's long enough, and I have little wooden clothespins to attach it to the branches (so it doesn't fall down mid-ceremony!). I'm hoping that this provides a small touch of handmade to the garden where we're getting married, and makes a nice frame behind where we'll be standing.
I'm going to bring this to our rehearsal with me the day before the wedding to try it out and if it doesn't work, no big thing—I used fabric scraps and leftover twine, so it was free to make and we'll just use it at the potluck party the day after the ceremony!
Pop over to ReadyMade on Wednesday to see the full tutorial on how to make one of these yourself.