When Katie at View from the Fridge saw Anthropologie’s You Are My Sunshine pillow, she knew she wanted to make one for her sons’ shared bedroom. The song holds sentimental meaning since it’s one she frequently sings to help her kids fall asleep. Katie sewed her own cover with the beloved lyrics, using iron-transfer paper [...Read More]
This morning I shared the French-style bench Jami and her husband made from a pair of dining chairs. As if it weren’t already drool-worthy enough, Jami added a thick, tufted cushion to the top that she sewed herself. Jamie says that all you need to make your own cushion for a bench or chair are [...Read More]
Bonnie from BonnieProjects shares at Teal & Lime how she added a fun, personal touch to her bed with striped pillow shams. Bonnie had been eyeing West Elm’s shams for some time and had even gotten close to buying them despite the hefty price tag. One thing holding her back was the fact that there was a three-letter limit on monograms. Bonnie says, “So what do you do when you can’t get what you want? Make your own!” Bonnie’s workmanship on these is impeccable, and the sweet nicknames on the front are the icing on the cake!
This morning I shared a tutorial for a DIY apron made by Katie at View From the Fridge. What completes a pretty apron like a coordinating oven mitt so you can really bake in style?!? I love this use of fabric scraps and the fact that something totally functional like an oven mitt can be a fun way to bring color and pattern into your kitchen’s décor.
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.
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, the last thing you want to dish out hundreds of dollars for is décor. Especially considering it will only be out a couple of weeks! Dena from Hearts & Sharts was in shock when she came across a heart pillow with an outrageous price tag of $198. She literally dropped everything and made the pillow in under an hour just to show how easily (an inexpensively) it can be done!
While I am not much of a seasonal decorator, I do have a soft spot for a pretty pillow. Lisa from Concord Cottage is always inspired by the beautiful pillows and bedding at Pottery Barn and replicated an appliqued heart pillow using fabric and craft paint from her stash. That means FREE my friends! Lisa says that even if you have to purchase the materials you are only looking at spending about $3, which is a far cry from $29!
Forts made out of sheets… zippered play tents…large cardboard boxes… Kids love having their own “secret” hideaways. Christina from 2 Little Hooligans shares at The Girl Creative how she created a special retreat for her little ones using a hula hoop and twin sheets. Christina says this is a beginner project that takes just a couple of hours, and you sure can’t beat the price when store-bought play tents like this cost well over $100. It’s so stinkin’ cute that I want to crawl inside!