How to…Make Your Own Wedding Garter By Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess

Photography Credit: Arrow & Apple

If you’re a wedding blog junkie like me, you will probably have seen Elsie & Jeremy’s beautiful wedding photographs on a number of the ‘big boy’ blogs this past week. However I’m super excited to be getting a piece of this beautiful handmade wedding to share with you too. Over the next few weeks I will be posting a number of DIY tutorials that this super crafty lady made for her wedding.

First up, a DIY garter…

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For my wedding I became a bit of a shopaholic. I ordered tons of pretty things from Etsy shops and boutiques. There was just one detail that stopped me in my tracks, the garter! I don’t love traditional satin garters with itchy lace that are available. After looking online at other options I decided to DIY my own garter! It was so much fun and easy as pie. I hope this little DIY will inspire some of you to whip up a special garter for your big day!

Step 1: Find some pretty lace and trim that you fancy! measure around your leg (about halfway between your knee and hip) and cut a piece of lace that is 2 inches smaller than your leg. 

Step 2: Use fabric glue to adhere a cute trim to the middle of your lace piece. I found a tiny daisy trim that I loved!

Step 3: Stitch the garter together with one inch of elastic in the middle. Fold the lace (see photo) to hide the elastic and edge from the back of  your garter. Last, stitch on a pretty bow if you please!

To make my second garter (I made one to throw and one to keep!), I stitched silk daisies around a comfy piece of elastic.

Both garters were easy to make, saved me a few dollars and were so much more appealing than the offerings in my local wedding shops!

Create a garter that’s distinctly you! XO, Elsie
You can catch more of Elsie over on her highly addictive blog A Beautiful Mess.

Photography Credit: Arrow & Apple

5 comments

  1. Elsie’s wedding was so crazy-amazing! It makes me wish I had focused a lot more on the details… every single little thing is so filled with love and personality.

  2. OMG I am a total “beautiful-mess”-junkie! That wedding was so so cute and I love the bridesmaid with blue hair 😉

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