I saw this ruffle garland in the photos of Leslie I's 60th Birthday Tradtional Tea Party and I fell in love. I'm always drawn to things that are a little unfinished or rough around the edges and that's what drew me to this garland.
One of my favorite elements from the Tea party last month was the ruffle garland I made by hand. I have been crushing on the Hank and Hunt garlands for a while now (Etsy shop, Blog), but being the kind of person I am, I just had to try to DIY a variation of it for myself. I just knew that the burlap would work well, and it really was perfect!
Here's how you do it:
1) Get yourself some awesome fabric. (I used a natural burlap that I bucket-dyed to match the color scheme of the party. The pink was RIT Petal Pink, and the red was a combination of RIT Scarlet and Wine.)
|Shown: Two coordinating fabrics, heavy duty thread & needle, six inch wide clear ruler & a pair of really good scissors!|
3) Cut your strips. Don't worry about making perfect cuts. In order to keep the width fairly consistent, I found it good to have a ruler lined up to help keep things somewhat straight. I aimed for the wide strip to be about 6 inches wide and the layered strip to be about 2 inches wide.
|Cutting the fabric|
|Finished cuts - notice the jagged edges!|
|Line up the fabric pieces|
|Close-up of the stitches from the top.|
|Fabric scrunched down the thread.|
Thank you, Leslie, for this awesome tutorial. If anyone makes a ruffle garland, please send photos.
Check out the rest of the photos from Leslie's 60th Birthday Tradtional Tea Party. You'll love the ruffle cake and tea cup favors. Also, to learn more about Leslie, please check out her blog, Pampers, Playdates and Parties, for more great party ideas and inspirations.