Garnering a Garter

Are you due for some eye-candy? Weather you want to make your own garter or buy one, this is a fun topic! Maybe you’re wanting to find something more unique than that white lacy thing they carry almost everywhere (wedding or craft stores). I have concluded that any big company cannot possibly create something as cool as a hand made garter.

When I got married, I just figured what you see on the shelf is what you get. I’m not saying something white and lacy is bad, actually, you can find a number of white and lacy picks that have a lot of uniqueness about them still – simply in the quality or type of lace and/or ribbon used and don’t get me started on embellishments! Peacock feathers, antique broaches and little charms are just a few used in these designs.

If you’re looking for something wild or super sexy or absolutely adorable – I found that Etsy.com has the biggest and coolest, non-standard variety of wedding day garters than any average offline or online store could ever carry. You can also order a custom garter from places like mom and daughter team, Sew Unique Wedding Garters or ask an Etsy.com crafter to custom-design one especially for you. Ready for some beauties? Here we go…

SUPER SEXY. ROMANTIC. VINTAGE. SPUNKY. FUNKY. THEMATIC. CHILL. MINIMAL. OUT THERE.


(Etsy.com – pompandplumage)


(Etsy.com – by SamanthaSultana)


(Etsy.com – by LoBoheme)
Bohemian_Cottage


(Etsy.com – by JLWeddings)
Deep_Vintage_Blue


(Etsy.com – by KirstenKuehnDesigns)


(Etsy.com – by MiaVonMinksWedding)


(Etsy.com – by LoBoheme)


(Etsy.com – by MeadowbelleMarket)

Something_Blue_1


(Etsy.com – by AmandaBennettDesigns)
Bit_of_Sparkle


(Etsy.com by – PetereneDesign)
Rainy_Wedding_Day


(Etsy.com – by bellesandcrystals)


(Etsy.com by – myrakim)
Pixie_Lace


(Etsy.com – by MiaVonMinksWedding)
Peacock_Fluff


(Etsy.com – PetereneDesign)
Funny_Peacock


(Etsy.com – by LeTrunquedeVelvet)


(Etsy.com – by bluesparrowtrinkets)
Vintage_Pirate_Lace


(Etsy.com – by SamanthaSultana)


(Etsy.com – by aaliciawedding)


(Etsy.com by – bluesparrowtrinkets)


(Etsy.com – By Spoccdesign)


(Etsy.com – by plainNfancy)
Vintage_Peacock


(Etsy.com – by plainNfancy)
Vintage_Peacock_2


(Etsy.com – by PetereneDesign)
Juicy_Watermelon


(Etsy.com – by PetereneDesign)


(Etsy.com – MiaVonMinksGarters)


(Etsy.com by – bluesparrowtrinkets)
turorudi...dotsnoisy_eater
pink_elephant_:)french_kissed


(Etsy.com by – bluesparrowtrinkets)
Sweet_Girl


(Etsy.com – by LoBoheme)
Chantilly_Lace


(Etsy.com – by aaliciawedding)
Peach_Skin


(Etsy.com – by GartersByKristi)
Shes_So_Hot


(Etsy.com – by bridesstudio)
Good_Girl


(Etsy.com – by PerfectGarter)


(Etsy.com – by PerfectGarter)


(Etsy.com by – sassyjean)
Modern_Bride


(Etsy.com by – sassyjean)


(Etsy.com – by AmandaBennettDesigns)


(Etsy.com – by thepinkbirdhouse)

Brincos_y_Brincossucks_you_in
MeltNeapolitanTartancest_ta_saison
halcyonstrawberry_cake


(http://www.sophiesfavors.com)


(Etsy.com – by PetereneDesign)


(Etsy.com by – shabeestitches)

Pamasheshame


(Etsy.com – by PetereneDesign)
Vampire_Lovefollow_me
american_idolVintage_Frock
Dix_VintageLady_Beetles


(Etsy.com – anikaandjim)
Country_Bumpkin


(Etsy.com – anikaandjim) HERE
Blue_Jean_Girlstripes_ABC
A_Sea-side_PanicBeach_Stripes
Simple_Classic_4Bstripes_~
winter_after_auaumnsummer_sunshine


(Etsy.com – by julesmaeclothing)


(Etsy.com – by aaliciawedding)

TEAM SPIRIT.

You can find a nice variety of pre-made sports teams garters on Etsy.com, or you could place an order with Sew Unique Wedding Garters as they specialize in sports team garters amongst many other designs.


(Etsy.com – by narfer99)
Green_Bay_Packers


(Etsy.com – TheArtofSports)
Detroit_Tigers


(Etsy.com – by GartersByKristi)
Go_Trojans!

MAKE YOUR OWN.

If you’re crafty and comfortable with a sewing machine or even hand sewing, you’re probably quick to realize how easy it really is to make your own wedding day garter. Very little time and expense can be put into making your own garter. You could even pick out the material, lace and accessories and ask a local seamstress what they’d charge.

Here are a couple of resources for good instructions on making your own garter. I tend to be leery of following someones written instructions without any photo how-to’s, believe me, you’ll get lost…here were the best on a Google search…

Good photo’s and descriptions, probably the best one I found was by www.do-it-yourself-weddings.com

Instructables.com

How to make a garter bandMore DIY How To Projects

HAVE FUN!

Author: Molly Bermea
Hi! I'm the COLOURlovers Community Curator. I come from a family with five imaginative kids. My mom instilled creativity to the max and you can usually find us scheming together, figuring out new ways to sew, craft or build DIY projects. The core of my artistic bone is in the art of painting.