How I Made My Own Garter: Wedding D.I.Y.

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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 spent some time shopping for a cute and non-1980s-looking garter. After not having much luck finding something I wanted to wear I decided to make one. I made two variations (one to toss and one to keep). Both were super easy and cute! The one pictured above is simple decorative elastic with silk daisies stitched all the way around. 

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Here's how I made my garter... 

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Have fun Creating! Special thank yous to Rock n Roll Bride for sharing my D.I.Y.! XO, elsie

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