Guest Blog: How To Make A D.I.Y. Fabric Flower Garter

We at B&B are loving the rising popularity of crafting and all things handmade. Remember our previous post where we announced that a hand-crafter will be guest-blogging to share tips? Well, that day is today! Get ready for this super fun and exciting project!

Hi lovelies! I’m Koni Esteban of Candidly Pretty, a creative blog that my husband and I started to share our love for anything and everything handmade. My heart is about to explode with excitement to be guest blogging here at Bride and Breakfast! I am an avid reader and it gives me so much joy to share with you what I love to do–crafting!

Today I will be teaching you how to make a fabric flower garter for your wedding day. Let’s get our hands busy, shall we?


  • Strip of satin fabric (approximately 18 inches)
  • Elastic lace ribbon
  • Embellishment (you can either use old buttons, rhinestones or gems)
  • Scissors
  • Glue gun
  • Needle and thread
  • Felt cloth

Step 1: Sew a basic running stitch along the edge of the satin fabric strip.

Step 2: Pull the thread and bring both ends of the fabric strip together. This will create ruffles forming the flower. Secure by stitching a knot.

Step 3: Hot glue the rhinestone on the fabric flower.

Step 4: With a small piece of felt cloth, hot glue both ends of the elastic lace ribbon as such.

Step 5: Secure the fabric flower on the felt cloth and elastic lace ribbon using a glue gun.

Your finished product should look something like this!

There you have it–an easy and pretty project to bring out the crafty bride in you. Until the next tutorial! Ciao!


Power to the Pillow

In planning your wedding you need to look at both the big things and the small things. What I mean by that is first, you must have the big picture in mind. For example, start off painting an image like: a garden wedding with a romantic and shabby chic feel, where everything is pastel and everyone will feel relaxed and at home. Then you move on to the smaller things. What details can you put into your big picture in order to turn that vision into reality? Is it the type of flowers? The chairs you will use? It can be your invitations, souvenirs, a sign board pointing to the reception area and even down to the smallest things such as name cards of guests on the table. Most brides tend to overlook it, but as the popular saying goes, big things come in little packages! And I am telling you! The more you incorporate elements of style in the small things, the more beautiful your wedding will look. One of the more popular small detail that brides are now being creative on is the ring pillow. Yes, I think this little fellow deserves some credit, after all, your wedding bands will need to ride in style!

Here are some creative and hand-made designs of Anna Whitford.

Look around! There are so many variations of super gorgeous ring pillows out there. Just as you’ll know when you’ve found the perfect man, the perfect dress, the perfect shoes, I’m pretty sure there is also such a thing as the perfect pillow just for you!!!