nss | ruffled crepe paper garlands

Happy February!! I’m kicking off this month-o-love with the next project in our Noob Sewing Series! At least once a month, I’m breaking out my good ol’ IKEA SY sewing machine to teach myself how to sew.

Last month, I made the simplest DIY envelope pillow case, but for the second installment, I thought I’d start embracing the Valentine’s Day spirit with these adorable (and crazy easy) ruffled crepe paper garlands.nss | ruffled crepe paper garlands

My sweet friend Savannah brought this awesome project to my attention to the original tutorial from Katie.Cupcake. Her instructions are clear, the process is easy, and she even shares four different (and equally cute) variations!

I just grabbed crepe paper streamers in two different shades of pink, cut double the length of my desired garland and ran them through my sewing machine. The trick to get the ruffles is to use your longest stitch and the tightest tension. Then just sew, sew, sew.nss | ruffled crepe paper garlandsThe result is perfect, girly, ruffled loveliness and it takes minutes to complete. I actually made these to take to work! My office usually decorates for the holidays and these are a cheap, simple decoration that’s easy to hang and take down.

Do you decorate for Valentine’s day? What’s your favorite decorating project? Share below!

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9 Comments on "nss | ruffled crepe paper garlands"

  1. They look so good. Makes me want to go buy a sewing machine asap!

  2. Jackie says:

    Megan, Love this! I just used a similar method, but scrunched them up more and turned them into faux carnations for my mantel!

  3. Love those garlands! Love the framed quote too! So cute.

    Thanks for linking up at our Twirl and Take a Bow Party! Hope to see you again!

  4. jessica says:

    I love the simplicity of this! Going to make some ASAP for my daughter’s Bday. Coming by from Link it or Lump It.

  5. Wanted you to know, I love this so much you’re being featured on The DIY’ers today! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-diyers-49.html

  6. Amy W says:

    These are so lovely. I think I want a set in every color!!

  7. I love this idea, so cute and simple! Plus, like you said, it would be great for any holiday or event cuz you can mix and match colors! Pinning!

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