I FINALLY got around to doing it today and I am obsessed.
*4 1/2 X 4 1/2 canvas (you could use a painter’s drop cloth, but of course the Holly Springs’ Michael’s doesn’t sell drop cloths, so I used a piece of canvas fabric)
*4 yards of cream linen (I used cream cotton fabric)
*measuring tape/yard stick
*fray blocking glue
*3 1/2 yards of grosgrain ribbon
*hot glue gun
*hot glue sticks
My canvas was actually uneven; 3 1/2 yards by 4 1/2 yards, so I had to cut it down to make it even.
Then, I folded it into quarters.
Then into a triangle.
Then, I cut the ends off.
*I had trouble with my scissors despite them being brand new fabric scissors, so my edges were a little wonky.
Despite the ends being wonky, I loved the points on the four corners so I decided to leave them.
My second mess-up came when I cut too much and cut it in halves. It should only be split at one end. I thought I would tie bows on both sides and be done. However, I was able to attach the fabric across one of the slits and you can’t even tell now.
I forgot to take a picture of the ruffles being glued down, so I’m borrowing a picture from HGTV. This was super tedious but again, not hard to fix if you mess up.
It took me a bit to get the hang of the ruffles. You can see I started off small, and then started figuring out to make it bigger. The great thing about this is that if you make a mistake, you can cover it up with more ruffles.
I wanted to take this picture to show that I was able to cover up my mistakes on the back end.
I posted a picture of the supplies on my Instagram and had several people text me to ask how it was going. It took me a while, but I was about 45 minutes away from being done at this point. My text was this picture with the caption “The end is near!”
For the ribbon, I just flipped both sides of the skirt up and glued the ends down underneath. I tested out lengths to see how big I wanted the bows. It was trial and error until I determined the right length.
And this is my finished product!
It took me about 5 1/2 to 6 hours total, but that was because I also had to take a couple of wedding related calls and e-mails. Aside from that, I worked consistently. As I said above, it is tedious, but definitely worth it in the end!
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