This past weekend, I co-hosted my cousin's bridal shower with seven other lovely bridesmaids. Many of y'all sent sweet messages or asked questions about the shower in general and I got lots of messages specifically about how I decorated her bridal shower chair so I thought I'd share how to make it here. If you have a bridal or maybe even baby shower or birthday coming up soon, this is for you! It's easy to make using a chair you have on hand and a few other inexpensive supplies. I used one of the ghost chairs from my dining room and completed this in under an hour while listening to Drake's new album (with some dance breaks here and there). 🙂 Let's get into it!
Bridal Shower Chair Tutorial
What You'll Need
- Sturdy Chair (I used this ghost chair)
- 150 feet white tulle (sold by the roll at Walmart and craft stores)
- Your choice of ribbon
- Stick Pins
- Flowers (optional)
1. Start with a clean and empty chair. Cut your tulle into equal pieces. The number of pieces will depend on how long you want the chair's "train" to be. For example, I cut mine into 15 pieces that were each about 10 feet long.
2. Group a few pieces of tulle together to achieve your desired fullness (I used five) then drape them across the part of the chair where the seat meets the back. Adjust as necessary to ensure that the train is even on both sides then tie the tulle in a knot, as shown below.
3. Repeat these steps on the back of the chair until all tulle is used. You can do it at an angle as shown or straight across horizontally, depending on your preference. To get this exact look, take a group of five tulle pieces and tie them at a diagonal on the back of the chair then repeat at an opposing angle on the other side of the back of the chair. Don't make the knots too tight as you'll need to be able to spread the tulle pieces out once tied in order to cover the back of the seat as shown.
4. You can stop at this step if you're satisfied or continue on to add ribbon and other adornments. I used about seven feet of three-inch white grosgrain ribbon to make a bow on the back of the chair and pinned the ears of the bow in place with two pearlized stick pins.
5. The color scheme for my cousin's shower was white, silver, and blush so I added a stripe of metallic silver ribbon in the middle of the white. To do this, you'll need to cut a piece of silver (or whatever your accent color is) ribbon that is the same length of the white, minus the bow. Center the silver ribbon on top of the white ribbon then pin each end in place underneath the bow ears. An optional touch is adding flowers. I tucked a small bunch of spray roses and baby's breath between the bow and the chair. The fit was snug enough but you can secure them with more stick pins if you desire. You can use either fresh or faux flowers for this step.
That's all there is to creating this bridal shower chair! Grab your supplies, turn on some music (my picks from Scorpion are Nonstop, That's How You Feel, In My Feelings, and Mob Ties), and create something beautiful for your next celebration. 🙂 Thanks for reading!
P.S. More DIY party projects: