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!).