Sunday, June 2, 2013

Weddings: DIY Bride's Chair

We started with a simple office chair, but any would do. The chair we covered was gray, so we ended up doubling the non-woven wrap so the colour wouldn’t peek through.

  • 3” organza ribbon
  • Non-Woven white gift wrap
  • 52” tulle
  • Glue gun


  1. Start at the top and work your way down:
-The back of the chair was draped in two layers of non-woven wrap.
-The wrap covered to the sides of the chair, which are metal, then the wrap was folded like you would a present.
-The finished edges were glued to the metal of the chair – it will stick as long as needed, but will be easy to remove and not leave residue.

  1. Next is the seat:
-       Use one long piece of the non-woven wrap, laying it across the seat.
-       The wrap was again tacked with glue at the metal frame of the chair.

  1. To cover the seat’s length, two layers of the non-woven wrap were used:
-The wrap was draped from the floor at the chair’s front to the floor at the chair’s back.
-Again, the wrap was tacked with the glue gun.
  1. Now for the tulle!
-Using Creative’s 52” wide white tulle, the chair was  wrapped twice.
-The tulle was wide enough that it fit around the chair, softening its square lines.
  1. Next, a bow was tied, using the 3” organza ribbon in white to secure the tulle to the chair.
  2. Now the pew bow.
-This bow was made using four large loops of tulle with long tails,  tied together with some white organza ribbon.
-The bow was then tied to the ribbon going around the chair.
-Any loose loops were tacked to the now-covered chair with glue gun.
-Finally, a cute little bow was made from the 3” organza ribbon and glued in the center of the pew bow.

And there you have it – a beautifully decorated chair, well-suited to a guest book signing table, or for signing a registry.

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