Friday, November 13, 2009

Pink Shabby Christmas

This summer I picked up the most adorable little pink tree with pink lights to go in the princess's very "shabby" (as in Shabby Chic, not as in crappy) bedroom this Christmas. I got it for a just a few pennies.
Yesterday I decided that it would look great with a tied garland. I used scraps from the quilt I made for her bed.
First I cut the scraps into strips.
Why are they sorted on the carpet? Yes, I do have a craft table with a chair... I prefer to work on the floor.
I got some ribbon and started tying the fabric strips into knots around the ribbon. When I was finished, I trimmed all the ends of the fabric to about the same length.
Isn't it lovely?

Garland done, ornaments are next!


saraiwithani said...

So cute! A friend of mine does the fabric garland like this, but ties her strips of ribbon around a string of lights.

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I LOVE the rag garland! What a cute idea. It looks so great,too. I'll have to give this a try. Also, thanks for the tip about wetting the paper before using Mod (modge) Podge. :) That makes sense. I'll try that next time.

Room to Inspire said...

Very sweet - my daughter would absolutely LOVE this!


Funky Junk Interiors said...

How sweetly retro! Actually, the pastel trees are starting to become popular, saw a bunch tonite and thought they were really sweet.

It's so refreshing to see something different. And, I'm loving the garland idea. I may have to give this a try. It's adorable!

Thanks for linking up to SNS!

Funky Junk Donna

Michelle said...

I love it!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Hi Shari!!

Thanks so much for letting me know about the goofy link on your feature!

Sorry, couldn't find an email addy to let you know, so here I am, testing your link. :)

Thanks again! Gorgeous project!