Friday, October 12, 2012

Pink Ruffle Wreath

Ruffle Wreath - Cluck Cluck Sew

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.

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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.

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Then I gathered each strip again…making them twice as ruffled.  Just gather the strips until they are fluffy and full.

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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.

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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!

Pink Ruffle Wreath

The LOVE print up there is by Wheatfield (in a frame I bought for $1 at a garage sale!).

41 comments:

Purple Quilter Queen said...

Too cute! She's getting so big!

Laurel said...

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

Logan said...

Ssooooo cute! One lucky girl:)

http://www.loganmakesamess.com

angie said...

Love it!

CJ said...

Perfect for a sweet little girl!

Svetlana said...

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

Amanda Rose said...

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

Amanda Rose
http://sewmuchtosay.blogspot.com

Kelly O. said...

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!

tracy_a said...

adorable!

Brenda said...

too cute!

20 North Ora said...

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

Judy

Pink Stitches said...

You had me at pink! Absolutely gorgeous!

mindingmomma said...

it's adorable

Cheryl Arkison said...

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

Toni said...

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!

Worknprogress said...

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.

Worknprogress said...

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.

Allison said...

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

CitricSugar said...

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!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

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

Tessa Marie said...

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

Brandy Fishback said...

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

Andrea said...

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.

Helen L said...

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

bridgetgo said...

Gorgeous! Both the wreath and the little baby!

carolann said...

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!!

Shar said...

That is really cute! It looks fairly easy.

Linda Shields said...

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

Loulou said...

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

Bari Jo said...

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!

Linz said...

That is adorable!!!

Lori said...

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

Dianne Mitzel said...

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

BlinkeysBlog.blogspot.com said...

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

Gayle said...

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

Truffle queen said...

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!!

Carol said...

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

themissymom said...

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!

Dana said...

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

Diane said...

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.

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effect is amazing!

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