Floor Pouf from Rugs

diy pouf from ikea rugs

Poufs offer a great option for extra seating. Not only are they soft and comfy on the tush, but they can easily be set aside when not needed. Always in need of extra chairs for get-togethers, Erika from Retropolitan set out to create her own poufs. When her fabric search came up dry, Erika came [...Read More]

“You Are My Sunshine” Pillow Cover

you are my sunshine pillow

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]

Pom-Pom Trim Pillows

anthropologie inspired pillows

The crafty sisters from The Twisted Horn share a love for Anthropologie’s home décor – but not their prices. They were inspired by some of Anthro’s pretty pillows to make their own pillows embellished with colorful pom-poms. It basically just takes sewing a few straight stitches to make your own pillows, and isn’t everything just [...Read More]

Old Glory Patriotic Pillow

patriotic flag pillow

Lisa from Celebrate Creativity created the most beautiful American flag pillow that looks like it came straight from a high-end catalog. Lisa’s workmanship is stellar, and she certainly doesn’t skimp on the details – from a custom envelope back to ruby red piping to embroidered stars. Lisa says, “Classic American style has never been easier [...Read More]

Patriotic Patchwork Pillow Cover

pottery barn inspired americana pillow

Lisa from Concord Cottage loves changing out her décor and pillows for the holidays. She whipped up this patriotic pillow for only $2 using a pillow sham from the thrift store and fabric she had on hand. Looks like Lisa’s all set for the Fourth of July! Lisa was inspired by the American Flag Patchwork [...Read More]

DIY Tufted Bench Cushion

DIY-Tufted-French-Mattress-Cushion-and-Salvaged-Bench-An-Oregon-Cottage

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]

Gift Ideas for Dad #5: Toiletry Dopp Kit

diy dopp kit

Today I am going to share a couple of gifts for the traveling man. The Cottage Mama Lindsay decided it was time to replace the Dopp kit her husband had been using since he was thirteen. For reals – thirteen! Lindsay created a tutorial for sewing your own boxy Dopp kit, which sounds manly and looks manly thanks to the suiting fabric she chose. This is perfect place for Dad to quickly throw all his toiletries for a trip or even just for everyday storage.

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Striped Pillow Shams with Fun Personalization

monogram stripe pillow shams

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!

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