Crepe Streamer Ruffles {Inexpensive Wall Art}

Ruffles are everywhere and I’m loving them. I’m not normally a ruffle kind of girl as they really don’t fit in with the rest of my decor so I thought I would put my own little spin on things and add them into my powder room spruce up. {yes, it’s time for another round of changes in there} I am all about inexpensive wall art {and I love doing it myself to make it that way!} I was surprised at how incredible easy this turned out; if you can sew a straight line and work a glue gun you’ll do just fine!

I started with an old 16X20 canvas that I had and a pack of white crepe streamers from the Dollar Tree. They are in the party section and come in a pack of two.

Unroll the streamer enough to go across the canvas twice and then another quarter of the way. This will be the size of the strips you need to cut for your ruffle. I used a total of 23 ruffle strips to completely cover the 16X20 canvas.

Set your sewing machine to the longest stitch setting and loosen the tension on your top thread. Align your cut streamer and slowly begin to stitch {do not back stitch}

Sew a section, about 4 inches long, then reach around and pull your starting stitch taut. You don’t want to pull to hard just put a little tension on the thread as you sew. Holding the thread slowly stitch and let the machine do the rest. It will ruffle automatically.

Once your streamer is sewn you want to attach it to the canvas. I started at the bottom and worked my way up so the ruffles would overlap each other. Starting on one side of the canvas, use a dab of hot glue to attach the ruffle strip. Leave enough extra on the end to wrap around the side. Apply hot glue as you move along the front of your canvas and gently press in place to hold.

Once the top is glued in place apply more glue to wrap the ruffle around the sides of the canvas and onto the back. I worked in rows of three.

The ruffles are so fluffy and pretty.

I love the texture of them too!

It’s hard to even tell this is created with inexpensive crepe streamer.

I’ll be back tomorrow to show you how to make the flower embellishment. {just as easy} I still have something I want to try to add before I consider this done.

Here is a sneak peek of the fabric I fell in love with for the room. My powder room is small and that makes it super easy to spruce up every so often! I can’t wait to share more inexpensive creations I have planned for this space. You can find the flower tutorial {here} Enjoy!

                  

Comments

  1. this is too cute! i am definitely going to have to try this one out! i love all of your inexpensive crafts/ideas – you are soo creative!

  2. I ♥ this! It is so pretty… I love all your creative ideas…they are just wonderful!

  3. Oh how pretty is this! Love your creativity!

  4. This is so cute. I’m loving ruffles too and this is a fun way to incorporate them on your wall!

  5. Wow! That looks great.. and there are SO many colors you could do! How long have you had it up? Does it hold up well to dusting?

  6. I am totally into streamers right now! I love your project! Where did you find that gorgeous fabric?!!
    Have a great day!
    Jenn

  7. Congratulations on being festured on Today’s Creative Blog!!!! I love that blog, you are now one of an elite band – Well done!
    Take care
    a-m x

  8. That is absolutely AMAZING!! WOW!!! I don’t know what else to say other than I’m stealing your idea for my daughter’s new room :)

  9. Very sweet idea!!

  10. Love!

  11. It is gorgeous! I might have to try this!

  12. This is so neat, thanks for the idea. I love the color of the apples against the white. Have great weekend.

  13. Hi Stephanie Lynn, I love this idea, simple but so very sweet and elegant. What a nice idea to do with my granddaughter’s. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful evening.
    Hugz,
    Kim

  14. This is soo cute.. what a creative idea! I am so loving ruffles lately:-)
    Bella

  15. Wow I love this…I so need a new sewing machine!

  16. What a great idea!!! It looks very nice.

  17. Sewing with Crepe paper! What a cool idea! I would have never thought of that! Beautiful!

  18. What a super idea! It look beautiful and like fabric. Love it!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  19. Gorgeous! Too bad I CAN’T sew a straight line. lol! But it is a beautiful peace of artwork.

  20. Super simple, super effective, and super duper cute!!

  21. This is amazing. I am not sure if I can sew a straight line or not but I can work a glue gun. Beautiful!

  22. That is so sweet! I love ruffles, hubs not to much, but that would be so cute in my office!

  23. I love ruffles but how creative on the wall!

  24. Love this! So much texture and interest and the green apples are the perfect contrast. Now, where can I put this in my house? Hmmmm

  25. Crepe paper never looked so good!!

  26. I will be featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

  27. love it! I’d love to show it as an easy backdrop for events. :)

  28. That is sooo cool! I love it! I’ve never seen anything like it before. It looks so expensive!

  29. What a super idea! I never would have thought that was crepe paper@ streamers! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Holy Cow! Who would have thought???!! I love it! Going to try it right now…

  31. That looks very cute!

  32. So, so cute. That reminds me, when I was a kid, we used that crepe paper to make costume party skirts. (I’m old.) I can’t wait to get the details on that fabric, I’m looking for some fantastic gray and yellow combos.

  33. OOh I love it! That’d be perfect in my little girls’ room!

  34. So cute and very creative!!!

  35. What an interesting, pretty and creative application!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

  36. OMG. I cannot believe you did this with streamers! Amazing.
    and I also LOVE the fabric you’ve chosen as your inspiration for your powder room.
    Great job!

    Alyssa
    lifeoflyssie.com

  37. That is sooo pretty!! I just love it!!!!

  38. The texture is very nice. Before I read it was streamer paper, I thought it was fabric. Dropping by from BNOTP.

    Allison
    AtticMag

  39. Just lovely! Beautiful execution, it doesn’t look inexpensive at all. The apples are the perfect touch, too!

  40. Whoever thought crepe paper could look so elegant! You really pulled that off! It looks absolutely FABULOUS! Love it!

  41. Wow, I REALLY love this!! So adorable and what a unique idea!

  42. Get out!!!!!!!!!!! That is too cute, with crepe paper?!?!??!?! I’m in love :)
    Found you at the trash to treasure party, I’d love to have you link this up at my new linky party tomorrow :)
    http://www.nikkisniftyknacks.blogspot.com

  43. Oh my gosh – that is stinkin’ adorable! I love it! So creative and it totally doesn’t look like crepe paper! Awesome!

  44. OMGosh! I love this! I have to do this one!

  45. Featured this on my blog today:)Thanks for sharing… Have a great weekend:)

  46. LOVE this… the ruffles are fabulous! And you’re right, you can’t tell it’s crepe paper at all…
    We have a friday fun finds party… we’d love it if you’d link to this! :)

  47. Whoa… this is so creative! I’ve never seen anything like it. What a great use for crepe. Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  48. Every time I see that fabric at joanne’s I stop. I can’t figure out what to buy it for but I LOVE IT!! Cute idea, thanks so much for sharing!

  49. Wooo…pretty! I can’t believe it was done with crepe paper. It looks so romantic.

  50. So cute!

  51. You have some wonderfully awesome ideas….thanks for sharing! This is just beautiful!
    smiles…Tammy

  52. This is quite possibly the best project and tutorial ever!!! I will be featuring it on my upcoming TOP 10 Tutorials post at Little Miss Momma!

    ashley {LMM}
    http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com

  53. I loved your creation so much that I had to try and re-create it. Please visit me to see my version…not as nice as yours, but it looks okay in my hallway.

  54. Too pretty. Love all the texture!

  55. oh my gosh – this is fabulous. i’ve been wanting to come up with some ideas for my sister-in-laws wedding – cheap ideas – to decorate the reception site. i think i’ll try a few of these. too cute!!

  56. So beautiful!
    ((fellow CSI poster))

  57. I LOVE this!! Adorable! I used crepe paper streamers to make small roses for a wreath. It’s amazing what you can do with it and it doesn’t look like streamers at all! :)

  58. So lovely and simple! I may use this idea and will link up to your post if I do! Thank you.

    Jami

  59. Can you tell me where you bought this fabric, and the name?

    kate.h.richardson@gmail.com

    Thanks,
    Kate

  60. What a beautiful and elegant wall art! I’m in love with ruffles – a real ruffle girl :) I love your blog. You have many cool projects here. Hop on my blog: http://www.makemania.com to promote your awesome ideas and take a look at craft projects I’ve made!

  61. This is such a great project! I was able to do this on a smaller canvas and it looks perfect on the mantel. Thanks for posting this!

  62. I am tryin this and when I see the first few inches I guess I am not sure how you mean to pull the thread because when I do, it doesn’t ruffle automatically.

        

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