I have wanted some pretty seasonal pillows, but I don’t always love the price. I was at Dollar Tree when I spotted these pretty placemats.
They were thin, as far as placemats go, but they were really pretty. Since they were at the Dollar Tree, I went ahead and bought four of them, with the intent of making two pillows from them.
I then took them home and pinned them together where I wanted to sew them. I then turned them inside out and sewed the edges together.
And after I sewed the edges, I simply turned them right-side out and stuffed them with quilt batting.
I then sewed the open end together.
I absolutely love how these turned out! I am now looking for some napkins or tea towels that coordinate with these placemats so I can make some pillows from them!
What Dollar Store Upcycle have you completed lately?
I am excited to announce that my favorite season has officially arrived….well, at least it has on the calendar. It still feels like summer here in the Tarheel State, the leaves aren’t changing yet, and I haven’t quite broken out my scarves and sweaters yet. But I am decorating for fall and I can’t wait to show you my fall decor this week!
In the meantime, I want to share some of these cute fall pillows I found while browsing Pinterest one recent night when I couldn’t sleep. Side note: has anyone else been having a fit with their insomnia lately? I can’t be the only one.
My insomnia has been doing wonders for my Pinterest boards, my home design, and my organization skills, but not much for my checking account. I keep finding things I want, and these cute fall pillows are certainly no exception.
Take a look at the cuteness I uncovered during my most recent late night:
I really like this- it’s cute without being too stuffy, and it would go with most anything.
If you’ve followed me for any length of time, then you know I love typographical art, signs, pillows….everything…
This pillow cover is from Etsy. I really like the fabric pumpkins, and I bet this would be pretty easy to make. In fact, I’m thinking of making some of these myself.
I like this one just because it’s simple and has lots of different colors. Plus, it has pumpkins and bittersweet on it. Guess what’s in my living room right now?
I am a huge fan of Rae Dunn’s pottery and have several of her coffee cups, but I had no idea she made pillows, too. This is super cute and I can think of many places where I’d use it.
I hope you have enjoyed this Pinterest round up. Stay tuned for a fun fall craft this week and my fall tour. Maybe my sleepless nights will result in even more cute things to share with you.
Have a wonderful week!
I was in search of something new and cute to hang behind the crib, but it had to be inexpensive and cute.
I love this sign at Magnolia, but it was a little more than I wanted to pay… and since Waco is over 1,000 miles away, shipping would be pretty expensive as well. Cue the DIY side of my brain.
I bought a piece of foam board, and got to work. I used a computer to create a large poster with the verse I wanted, and I sent it to a local print shop.
I then Modge Podged the poster onto the foam board.
After it dried, I popped it into a barn wood frame. While I could have used less white space, I have to say I like how this sign turned out.
Plus, it looks great hanging behind the crib.
What recent DIY have you completed?
Our house looked like this:
Pardon the snow pictures; since my server crashed earlier this year, I’ve lost many of my pictures.
Not bad, but this eyesore wasn’t doing a thing for our home’s facade.
Our garage door was big, white and booorrrring. I’ve been crushing on Coach house garage doors since forever, but because they run in the upwards of $2,000, they aren’t exactly in the budget right now.
As usual, I decided to get creative. I had an Amazon gift card to burn, and I’ve looked at these several times.
And these magnetic “window panes.”
I promptly ordered them and, thanks to Amazon Prime, I received them two days later. All pieces were 100% magnetic, so if you make a mistake, or like me, can’t seem to get your “window panes” straight, you just pick them up and move them…no nail/screw holes, and no damage 🙂
It took me about 30 minutes to put them all on the door. I would recommend having a “spotter” to stand back and help you determine if you’re putting your “windows” on straight. Other than that, these things are easy-peasy to install.
I texted a picture to all my family when we were finished and several of them asked when we got a new door.
Doesn’t our house look so much better?
Let’s see that before and after:
Isn’t that a thousand times better? It’s amazing what just a simple, $50 change can do for your home.
Join us this week for the following features:
Wednesday: a super cute study space
Friday: Farmhouse Friday: Repurposed and recycled decor
Saturday: Simplify Saturday: Your paper clutter problems solved!
Sunday: Resources for family daily devotions
My daughter has had the same cute PBKids comforter and sheets since she was two.
I loved this comforter and so did Emorie, for awhile. Lately she’s gotten into mermaids and for her seventh birthday, she asked for a mermaid room. I reluctantly agreed.
We ordered this comforter, sheets and duvet from Target. I was relieved that the color matched her walls so well, because I didn’t want to paint them.
I also grabbed some fuchsia craft paint and some teal craft paint so I could paint these papier-mâché letters. Now she has a cute monogram above her bed that matches her comforter.
Her bookshelf didn’t really change much, except for this marquee letter from Justice.
Her dresser area didn’t change much either.
I didn’t even have to change the artwork.
And finally, we swapped out my childhood vanity for this lovely desk, where she can do her homework.
We decorated it with the memo board I made last fall, some cute boxes, and a few of her favorite things.
With just a little craft paint and some new bedding, Emorie’s room looks completely and totally different.
I still like the old bedding, but I’m quickly learning that my kid’s rooms aren’t mine, and if they’re happy with their rooms, I should let it be. And this mermaid loves her room.
Have a good Wednesday!
I found these beautiful hydrangea blooms at Hobby Lobby. I wasn’t going to buy them, but they were so pretty I had to have them.
I knew I needed a new wreath for my back door, so I decided to buy an oval grapevine wreath.
I also grabbed some ribbon from my craft cabinet and got to work. I simply cut the stems from the flowers, put the flowers into the wreath and arranged them as I liked. I then added a little hot glue to the backs of the blooms and tied a bow from my ribbon. I attached this to the top.
I was satisfied with the wreath when I finished it. And if you’re wondering how realistic the flowers are?
This sweet butterfly was surprised, too!
This wreath was easy and fun to make. Have you made any wreaths lately?