Tired of putting the same old bow on your presents? Switch it up with a Double Ruffle Gift Topper! This unique gift adornment is reusable and made with recycled material.
This tank top looked pretty bizarre on me, but I loved the bright red color and soft, thin material. Got an unwanted t-shirt lying around? Grab it and let's get started! (You'll also want: a needle and matching thread, scissors, and a piece of elastic.)
We'll start off nice and easy. Lay your shirt flat and cut off the bottom hem, leaving the stitching on the t-shirt intact. (Note: This 14"-wide shirt made a 3"-long gift topper. A wider shirt will make a longer ruffle; you can also use the edge of a sleeve if you'd like a smaller version.)
running stitch through the stitching on the edge of the strip. I found that using big, uneven stitches made the most interesting pattern. Pull the thread to gather the strip as you go.
Almost done! Measure a piece of elastic that fits your box of choice. (If it's a small box like this one, you can substitute a ponytail holder.)
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What do you think? Anything that needs clarification? I'd love your feedback.