Thanks. It's actually ruffled crepe paper. I just hand sewed a running stitch down the center of the paper and then gathered it. It's also sprinkled with glass glitter, but I'm not sure if that shows up in the pic.
I looked at the same magazine and was wanting to make these. I was just waiting to find the bride and groom figurines at a thrift store. I never thought about the Dollar Tree! These are awesome and you did a great job!
This is the second installment in my Bottle Babies series. He was very fun to make except for the part where I had to slice the wings of a locust (it was dead before I de-winged it). He makes me smile every time I look at him.