Friday, November 15, 2013

Ribbon Light Garland and a Pinterest Party (with Michaels Craft Stores!)

Thank you to Michael's Craft Stores for sponsoring this Pinterest Party! 

Michael's Craft Stores is challenging us all to not just pin it - but to MAKE IT!   We spend hours on Pinterest pinning things to make and then never get around to it.  So, I got some of my girl friends together and we had us a little Pinterest craft party! 
Michael's supplied all the party accessories... I have a confession:  I got the box of party supplies in the mail and my kids saw the balloons and they never made it to the party.  I mean balloon are hours of entertainment for my kids! 

Did you know that Michael's makes custom party accessories?  Yep- Michaels offers customizable party supplies like cups, napkins and balloons available online to personalize your event.  How fun is that?!
I pinned this picture 2 years ago... perfect for this challenge!  
 The original post is from Whitney Caroline Designs.
It looks like there was a slide show that maybe showed how she made it but it has been removed so I included directions below on how we made it.  

I was having such a fun time at the party I forgot to take many pictures... bad blogger!  But here is a run down of what happened:
I invited some friends over to craft with me.  Since I was providing the crafting supplies I ask everyone to bring a snack to share.  It was great fun just sitting and crafting and chatting!  A much needed girls night!  

Here is our version of the Ribbon Light Strand.  
We added some glitter tulle to it and it added so much!  It just glitters in the light! 

Here is what you will need:
1 strand of lights
a bunch of ribbons and tulle.
(all my supplies were bought at Michael's!)

I did some math for you. 
We figured that 2 ribbons per light was good.  Each ribbon had to be at least 6 inches long in order to tie a good knot.  For 100 light strand, 200 ribbons at 6 inches each is 1200 inches which is 33 1/3 yards of you want to make sure you have at least 34 yards of ribbon...better make it 35 just to be safe. 
The original ribbon garland from the Pinned picture above, I think, has 4 ribbons per light so that would mean you would need 70 yards of ribbon per strand. But 2 ribbons per stand looks great and full enough! 

now you...cut out you ribbons!
and then you tie and tie and tie and tie.... 2 ribbons between each light.  If you want to short-cut it you can just do 1 ribbon in between the lights... then you would only need 17 yards of ribbon.  Some of the ladies at the party did only 1 ribbon between light and it still looks beautiful so go with what you want! 

This garland looks good ever where... get ready for picture overload! 
Here is one of the other garlands that was made at our craft night.  
She is using it around her centerpiece on her table.  Just simple mason jars and some lights make this an AMAZING centerpiece! 

and now back to my garland!

Follow the hashtag #MPinterestParty to see how others are making their pins a reality

The Michaels Décor Guide has tons of ideas and projects to make spreading the holiday cheer throughout your house easy. Navigate through the online version, download a copy, or pick up one at your local Michaels!

Disclaimer: Michael's provided a gift card for the craft supplies... all my opinions are 100% mine! 


Barb said...

Wow! I never thought of tying ribbons or tulle to my lights. I just bought some snowflake lights at Ikea which would be perfect for some bedazzling.

Anonymous said...

Super cute!

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