Rosette Fabric Lampshade Makeover

Bharati from Techies DIY Adventures fell in love with a beautiful rosette lampshade from Anthropologie that was discontinued. However, just because it was no longer available for sale didn’t mean Bharati couldn’t get a similar look! She found a rosette fabric at Joann’s and knew it would be perfect for recovering a lampshade she already […Read More]

Colorful Fabric Beach Chairs

Trying to create a beautiful outdoor seating area without breaking the bank? Shelly from ModHomeEc turned inexpensive beach chairs that she picked up for just $20 a piece into bright bombshells by trading out the plain nylon sling for fun, colorful printed fabric. With these chairs, you’ll feel like you’re vacationing at a 5-star beach resort […Read More]

“Trick-or-Treat” Halloween Bunting

Ruth from Living Well Spending Less had planned on making a “trick-or-treat” bunting like she’d seen from Pottery Barn Kids; however, the thought of sewing all the triangles and ric-rac brought the project to a halt. For one Halloween. And another. Then Ruth came across a tutorial for ironing freezer paper to the back of […Read More]

Tall Tufted Fabric Headboard

Leslie from House on the Way recently made her third DIY upholstered headboard and says she honestly just loves making them. This Pottery Barn inspired beauty features tufting and lots of height so it creates a gorgeous centerpiece for the room. And, not only does it look good, but it’s also light on the budget! […Read More]

“Stash Buster” Easter Bunny Pillow

Nicole from Shabby Beach Nest was floored when she saw the price of a bunny pillow that her daughter wanted to get for Easter – $75!  Nicole says, “I knew I could make this pillow on the cheap, and boy was I right. This pillow cost me a whopping $0.” I love Nicole’s resourcefulness in using the fabric from an old shirt and dress for her pillow. It cost her nothing and repurposed some items from her stash.

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Appliqued Deer Silhouette Pillow

Jessica from Sew Homegrown created this deer head silhouette pillow to add a little festivity to her couch. Jessica’s hubs drew a pattern (that has kindly been made available to Jessica’s readers), which Jessica traced and cut from a colorful, textured fabric. She then used a dense zigzag stitch to sew the deer to the front square of the pillow. Like Jessica, I love that this pillow is seasonal without being too Christmas-y, so you don’t have to pack it up with the rest of your Christmas decorations.

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Turn Burlap Scraps Into a Christmas Tree

Burlap is something pretty much every crafty person has on hand. Why not turn a scrap of that fabric into a rustic Christmas tree? Melissa from Two It Yourself made a cone using a piece of cardstock then hot glued on strips of burlap to create loops. Here’s what Melissa has to say about her little burlap tree: “This project was simple and it didn’t cost me a dime because I had everything on hand.  Even if you don’t have burlap in your stash at home, you can still get by making this project for less than $5…”

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Make a Herringbone Mirror with Fabric

Jackie from Teal & Lime’s mind was whirling with ways to recreate a herringbone mirror with wood and bone inlay from West Elm – tile, paint, paper??? Then her husband stepped in and suggested fabric. Genius! Jackie already had a mirror with a wide flat frame that was perfect for the project. She covered the edges with veneer and the front with chevron fabric, and voila – a gorgeous and graphic mirror!

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