September, 06, 2014

3 Different Ways to Tie Chair Ties

As you plan for your event, you’ve undoubtedly been browsing Pinterest or even BBJ Linen’s website for table design inspiration. During that time, you may have come across some dazzling chair designs that you want to recreate for your own special event—but you don’t know where to start.

Chair ties take plain seating arrangements from drab to fab!

Let me just say that I totally understand your pain. In fact, I’ll be the first to tell you that decorating chairs can be frustrating really frustrating! Don’t worry, though. I have three fabulous—and simple—ties to make your chairs look absolutely gorgeous. See which one you think will work best for your event.

1) The Simple Bow

The Simple Bow is the base for other chair ties. Once you’ve mastered this chair tie, you’ll be able to complete the following ties as well. To begin the Simple Bow, first find the center of the chair tie and hold onto the loop. Fold the fabric over one inch and place this section underneath. Now, hold the chair tie in each hand, place the left side over the right side. Move the tie up, behind and over and pull tight. Finally make a bow, fluff it up as needed, and smooth out your chair cover.
Chair ties can be as simple as a pretty bow.
For a visual step-by-step guide, follow our video demonstration.

2) The Simple Knot

The Simple Knot is a simplistic yet stunning chair tie that’s easy to make. To create the Simple Knot, you’ll first need to tie the Simple Bow. Once you’ve created the bow, pull the ties out so you’re no longer left with a bow, but just the knot holding the tie together. Next, all you’ll need to do is make sure the shiny side of the fabric is facing outward and pull your chair cover down below the chair tie for a polished look.

For a visual step-by-step guide, follow our video demonstration.

Create stand out chair ties by adding elements like a feather.

3) The Flip

The Flip chair tie combines the Simple Bow and the Simple Knot to create a dazzling look. To begin this chair tie, start with the Simple Bow, then tie this into the Simple Knot. Then, wrap the shiny side of the chair tie around the other sides of the fabric. From here, you’ll tuck this fabric under the knot. To finalize this tie, pull down the fabric to make sure the chair cover and tie are smooth.

For a visual step-by-step guide, follow our video demonstration.

What is your favorite chair tie style? Let me know by leaving a comment below or on BBJ Linen’s Facebook page!


Event Planner / Styling / Photo Credit:

Troy Hill Photography

Products Used:

Chair Tie: Turquoise Lamour Chair Tie

Event Planner / Styling / Photo Credit:

Jennifer Palmer

Products Used:

Chair Tie: Neon Pink Dot Sheer Chair Tie

Event Planner / Styling / Photo Credit:

Shanna Allen Photography

Products Used:

Chair Tie: Azalea Shantung Chair Tie