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?
You may recall when I made the folk art-inspired flag from paint sticks this summer. My folk art flag was beginning to fall apart and it had passed its phase of being useful…so I decided to repurpose it.
I started by taking the flag apart. See the paint? I didn’t bother taking the paint off since the sticks would be covered with burlap.
I laid it out in a star pattern and hot glued it together.
Then I began wrapping the star in wide burlap ribbon, taking the time to glue it at each pass. It took a long time and lots of ribbon, but when I finished, I had this:
I’m planning to hang it up and hang a wreath in the center of it. Isn’t it cute?
What crafts have you done lately?
I was packing up my classroom for the summer when I noticed an abundance of these things:
I used to use them a lot to organized cabinets at my old school, but I really don’t use them as much as I used to. I got rid of most of them, but looking at them gave me an idea.
I already owned some white chalk paint and some book plates and gold spray paint. I peeled off the stickers, wiped them down with a little rubbing alcohol, and got to paintin’.
Two coats of paint later, I decided the bright colors were sufficiently covered, and I attached these gold book plates to the bins and stacked them.
I’m loving them, and since I’m in the middle of shopping for a smaller desk, I’ve decided to use them in my craft cabinet in the meantime. I’ll show you all my newly organized craft cabinet next week.
Have an awesome weekend! Join us tomorrow for giveaway results and tips on simplifying your meal planning.