Pink Ruffle Wreath

I made this little pink wreath for Sophie’s room last week, trying to mimic the beautiful one I saw here.   I love the way it turned out…and it only cost me $6 to make.  I bought a yard of this lightweight/sheer pink fabric at Joann’s…and cut it into strips (about 4″)  using pinking sheers.
Then I used my super scientific way of gathering the strips….set the machine to a zig-zag stitch (only so the gather doesn’t unravel) and shove/gather/push/bunch the fabric under the foot using your hands on either side of the presser foot as you go.  It works like a charm on lightweight fabric like this.
Then I gathered each strip again…making them twice as ruffled.  Just gather the strips until they are fluffy and full.
It would make a cute garland wouldn’t it?
Then I hot glued the gathered strips to the top and sides of a little wreath I bought in the dollar bins at Target…until it was nice and full.


It looks cute above her bed with the white frames.  Although now that I look at it I’m going to need to re-adjust  her mattress down and move those pictures up right now!
The LOVE print up there is by Wheatfield (in a frame I bought for $1 at a garage sale!).

41 Responses to Pink Ruffle Wreath

  1. Purple Quilter Queen October 12, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    Too cute! She's getting so big!

  2. Laurel October 12, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Oh my goodness, that is adorable! I love the soft pink color. With two boys, we don't see much of that around here! ;)

  3. Logan October 12, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    Ssooooo cute! One lucky girl:)

  4. angie October 12, 2012 at 6:27 pm #

    Love it!

  5. CJ October 12, 2012 at 6:28 pm #

    Perfect for a sweet little girl!

  6. Svetlana October 12, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

    adorable!!! both wreath and the baby!!!

  7. Amanda Rose October 12, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    This turned out so cute! Don't you just love quick, easy, and cheap crafts like this!

    Amanda Rose

  8. Kelly O. October 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    thank you for sharing this! I have some gauzy white fabric with silver sparkles on it–I think it would make a perfect winter/christmas wreath! I'm so going to try this!

  9. tracy_a October 12, 2012 at 6:50 pm #


  10. Brenda October 12, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    too cute!

  11. 20 North Ora October 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm #

    Precious for your little one!! It looks so frilly and feminine!


  12. Pink Stitches October 12, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    You had me at pink! Absolutely gorgeous!

  13. mindingmomma October 12, 2012 at 8:50 pm #

    it's adorable

  14. Cheryl Arkison October 12, 2012 at 9:37 pm #

    So pretty… I'm counting the moments until I get N in his own room and in a bed…

  15. Toni October 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm #

    Super cute! I love the prints from Wheatfield. I actually have a couple of them in my baby girl's nursery, too. In spray painted Goodwill frames no less!

  16. Worknprogress October 13, 2012 at 1:13 am #

    Very adoreable! Just a reminder to make sure those frames and wreath are hung on tight to the wall here in earthquake country. Especially above baby's bed.

  17. Worknprogress October 13, 2012 at 1:15 am #

    Very adoreable! Just a reminder to make sure those frames and wreath are hung on tight to the wall here in earthquake country. Especially above baby's bed.

  18. allison October 13, 2012 at 1:34 am #

    No worries they are on there tight…I'll be lucky if I can ever get them off now! :)

  19. CitricSugar October 13, 2012 at 2:42 am #

    I am not at all a girly-girl but right now I want a wreath like that so much I'd be willing to permanently reconsider my stance on really frilly things.

    It's gorgeous. I love it. And your wee one is so adorable!

  20. Vickie @ Ranger 911 October 13, 2012 at 2:53 am #

    Everything you do is just so darn cute! And your wee little babe is pretty cute herself!

  21. Tessa Marie October 13, 2012 at 3:10 am #

    Designer looks for little cash – love it!! Of course it helps to be amazingly talented like you are ;)

  22. Brandy Fishback October 13, 2012 at 4:49 am #

    So Pretty! I'll have to make one for my little Sophie:)

  23. Andrea October 13, 2012 at 4:50 am #

    This is so cute. I have two granddaughters moving into a new house soon and a pink garland would be just the ticket for their new bedrooms. Might have to make each one a different pink though.

  24. Helen L October 13, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    Beautiful wreath, and such a sweet picture of Sophie!! She is so cute!!!

  25. bridgetgo October 13, 2012 at 5:44 am #

    Gorgeous! Both the wreath and the little baby!

  26. carolann October 13, 2012 at 10:29 am #

    What a beautiful wreath – and I love that you made it yourself and saved a ton of money! Thanks for the link to The Wheatfield, her art is wonderful! I really enjoy your blog!!

  27. Shar October 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    That is really cute! It looks fairly easy.

  28. Linda Shields October 13, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    Yours looks softer than the other one. And wouldnt that look pretty for Christmas with tiny pink round shiny ornaments in it?

  29. Loulou October 13, 2012 at 2:02 pm #

    That is really pretty. Thanks for the handy ruffle/gather making technique! I've never thought of doing that but clearly it works well. :)

  30. Bari Jo October 13, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Oh my is that ever cute!!!! What a great idea – and I love that it is in the budget! I am saving this idea to try for sure!

  31. Linz October 13, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    That is adorable!!!

  32. Lori October 14, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    very clever and pretty. your model just steals the show. too adorable.

  33. Dianne Mitzel October 14, 2012 at 12:25 am #

    I love your wreath, and the entire wall is precious!!

  34. October 14, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    On she is so darling and so is her wall. They grow so fast. Hope grandma is close enough to enjoy her.

  35. Gayle October 14, 2012 at 5:43 am #

    Beautiful, love it, It looks fantastic on the wall.

  36. Truffle queen October 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    Very cute wreath – but even CUTER little Sophie!! For future reference – you can gather easily by using a thin crochet thread or even yarn – secure the crochet thread to the fabric at the beginning and then zigzag over it (make sure you don't catch the thread – all the way to the end, then gather it up! Works like a charm for ALL gathering because the crochet thread never "snaps" like sewing thread can! You just cut off the extra crochet thread at the end AFTER securing the thread to your fabric – roll it in a ball (or whatever) and use it for your next project!!

  37. Carol October 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    What a great idea, it looks beautiful (as does Sophie).
    Carol xx

  38. themissymom October 14, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Such a cutie…and you are right, better move that stuff. It will be in her hands before you know it!
    With all my sewing machine attachments and sewing things I have learned….the scrunch-shove-sew method of gathering is still my favorite and most widely used!

  39. Dana October 14, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

    The wreath turned out so sweet and frilly. I like it better than the original! Thanks for sharing!

  40. Diane October 21, 2012 at 2:04 am #

    Love your wreath, have to make one for my granddaughter.Thanks for sharing. I have a lot of that fabric to make dance skirts ,not, so now will become wreaths.

  41. zakrecona kurka November 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

    effect is amazing!

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