It feels like no party is complete without some sort of garland. Since we’re celebrating all things Bali at this party we wanted something reminiscent of lush, green, tropical foliage. We made a vine-like garland, from fabric strips of various lengths cut from outgrown knit shirts, tied together end-to-end.

Pretty Knit Party Garlands made from Recycled T-Shirts!

Use old stained tees to make festive party garlands - SO EASY!

Colorful Party Garlands made from knit Tees!

We sent our guests home with this adorable Bali-inspired flower hair clip. We made the pom flower using the same method as we did for the leis.

Farewell from Bali!

We knotted a green strip of knit fabric around the hinge of an alligator hair clip. Add an additional small strip of fabric between the top and bottom clamps. Run a generous bead of glue across the top of the clip to secure the pom flower. Let dry.

Bali-inspired Knit Flower Hair Clip Tutorial

Before distributing, be sure to attach the flower hair clips to our Hair Clip Party Favor Cards Freebie which features the Balinese phrase Terima Kasih, which means Thank You.

Bali Party Favor Hair Clips

Z Gallerie Items Shown: Pradesh day bed | Geo bedding and throw pillows in green | Fahri throw pillows in clove and aubergine | Sula yellow throw pillow | Casablanca lanterns | Kiev lanterns | Largo round orange tray | Concentric coffee table

Photography, design and styling by Bettijo B. Hirschi and Aimée Lowry.


  1. Love those party favors. Seems pretty easy to make.

    dg    Saturday, July 28, 2012
  2. Love this idea! so simple and creative! Who knew you could do that with a t-shirt?!

    Catherine    Sunday, July 29, 2012
  3. Love that bed! I am adding Z Gallerie to my furniture shopping list this week. Brilliant favor and vine garlands from recycled T shirts. Colors are great too!

    Ellen    Tuesday, July 31, 2012
  4. Beautiful! You are very creative :D
    But a little correction, ‘Terima Kasih’ isn’t Balinese phrase. That’s Indonesian :) you do know that Bali is part of Republic of Indonesia, right?
    The Balinese native phrase for ‘thank you’ is ‘matur suksma’, by the way :D
    Oooh and I have a suggestion for you, how about a Javanese party? (^_^)

    With love from Jakarta, Indonesia

    Arshinta Nidira    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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