Wedding DIY: Craft your own garter

Wedding DIY: Craft your own garter

Jewellery making, cocktail making and cupcake baking are all the rage for hen parties these days. Some brides are ditching or postponing the expensive, drunken and raucous nights out for more civilised affairs held in their own homes or workshops. The team at Polestars firmly believe that many brides want something more from their hen party then a raging hangover the next day. Some brides want a party where everyone can enjoy themselves – the mums, aunties and grandmas can enjoy a day doing something crafty and then the bride’s friends can have a wild night out on the town afterwards.

However, we’ve thought of a way you can turn an innocent craft party into something a bit more risqué, and have the best of both worlds. Not all parties involving sewing, stitching and hemming are as tame as they initially seem. Especially when what you’re sewing is designed to be ripped off by your husband on your wedding night!

Wedding DIY: Craft your own garter

The article in question is a garter – a lacy strip of material worn around the thigh and for your husband’s eyes only. We think an afternoon spent making your very own garters would make for a very fun hen party. It’ll add a little personal touch to your wedding day, even if not everyone’s privy to it!

Everyone can get involved in this wedding DIY – a garter doesn’t just have to be worn by a blushing bride and we’re sure every boyfriend and husband wouldn’t mind finding one wrapped around their girlfriends leg. They’re not hard to make, just make sure you’ve got the right equipment. You’ll need some stretchy, lace ribbon, a needle and thread, fabric glue and some rhinestones if you want to add some sparkle.

First off measure the circumference of your leg garter with a tape measure where you want to position. Place the lace on the tape measure but make sure you cut it an inch shorter so the garter won’t fall down. When you sew the ends together, turn it inside out otherwise the seam will be on the outside. A rhinestone appliqué would make it look a little more professional, but if you’re not too hot with your needle and thread we suggest you stick with the fabric glue. Leave it to dry and voila! Your garter is ready to go!

If you’re looking to add a little more structure to your hen party, then why not check out Polestars crafty activities; from civilised Fascinator Making to cheeky Life Drawing, we’ve got something for everyone!

This article was written by Polestars, a London based hen party company who have worked nationwide for almost ten years in delivering the best alternative hen activities. Ranging from dance classes to art lessons to chocolate making workshops, Polestars really has something to offer everyone.

Image credits: Lace garters  Bejewelled garters

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