Melissa of a Prudent Life shares at View from the Fridge how you can create your own Anthro-inspired dishtowels for just a few dollars. All you need for this budget-friendly knock off is a pack of flour sack towels and a Sharpie. In true Anthropologie-style, the imperfection is part of the beauty, and Melissa says [...Read More]
Here’s a quick and simple idea for your Thanksgiving table or fall mantel from Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict. Debbie surrounded a glass cylinder with miniature Indian corn to create a pretty fall candle holder. Since the corn is just secured with a rubber band, you can easily remove it and redecorate the cylinder for each season.
Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew shares a fabulous pillow cover tutorial to dress up those tired throw pillows this fall. Best of all, this is a “scrap buster” project designed to use up some of that scrap fabric that is taking up valuable closet space. For this fall-inspired pillow, Allison chose fabrics that simulate the colors or fallen leaves. However, Allison points out that the design possibilities are pretty much endless. Just check out the flower pillow she made using the same technique.
Melissa from 320 Sycamore shares a tutorial for a beautiful fall wreath that deviates a little from the typical assortment of brightly colored leaves. Melissa glued moss to a wreath form she’d salvaged from her neighbor’s garbage the previous year and then added lots of little pumpkins. The icing on the cake is the burlap ribbon she used to hang it from her door. This wreath will have you reminiscing of family trips to the pumpkin patch!
You all know I love painting some fabric. It’s amazing what a little paint can do, and you sure can’t beat the price. Deneen from Dreaming in Color was inspired to transform a plain taupe pillow cover she had with a beautiful handpainted pumpkin. Deneen is obviously very skilled with a paint brush, but I love the possibilities here even for the non-artist. If you have an old pillow cover or find one secondhand at the thrift store, you really don’t have too much to lose!
Morena of Morena’s Corner has a little addiction to Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint, which she jokingly refers to as “crafter’s crack” since she likes to spray it on everything! It’s no wonder Morena had no hesitation in making her own etched mercury glass pumpkins when she saw them from Pottery Barn. She shares exactly how she achieved the “etched” look which can easily be customized to fit your style.
MJ from 517 Creations spied a lovely autumn pillow with a large, brightly colored leaf and acorns gracing the front. Since the almost $100 price tag completely obliterated any idea of actually purchasing the pillow, MJ simply made her own. MJ stitched a vein detail onto the leaf and then used Heat N’ Bond to attach it to the pillow fabric. She finished it off by stitching around the edges for a lovely fall applique.