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diy no sew pillow covers using napkins

DIY No Sew Pillow Covers Using Napkins

Can one have too many pillows? The answer is and will always be NO! How can there be such a thing as too many pillows?? They are tiny little magical things that add color and texture and happiness to this world (and to your couch).And now with the holidays approaching I NEED cute little plaid pillows in my life and on my couch. Right now is the best time to find THE cutest napkins too. Seriously, it's like I am in plaid heaven this time of year. In my crazy mind cloth napkins are nothing more than perfectly sized pieces of fabric already cut for me and ready to make into pillows.It.is.so.easy. So so easy. Do not fear this. There is NO sewing involved unless you want to put yourself thru that torture. Actually, I will have to say, sewing itself is not awful-it's threading that dang machine that messes with me everytime and makes me never want to hear the word bobbin again. So instead I buy bulk quantities of fabric glue. It is so amazing. Whoever invented fabric glue is the most amazing person ever-next to Walt Disney.This is how easy it is...only two items needed to make these no sew pillow covers (well three if you need pillow inserts:NapkinsFabric glue (or hem tape...another good friend of mine)Pillow insertI purchased napkins from Amazon because they were a bundle of cuteness and then I felt that I was obligated to purchase some of Joanna's napkins from her new line at Target when it first came out. And don't forget your placemats, those make pretty dang cute pillows too. See my placemat pillow tutorial here. After this is all said and done, I think I made around 9 new pillows for my couch...err...I might have a problem.I'm also a fabric hoarder so if I see a fabric I like (and if it's on sale especially) I buy it. I kind of figure I will use it eventually for something (more than likely a pillow). If you do not have random fabric shoved in a bin in your basement like I do-do not worry, you will just use two extra napkins.For each napkin pillow you will use 3 napkins...one for the front and two for the back. We are making envelope enclosure pillows so you can take your inserts out whenever and reuse them for more pillows...yay!Ready? And yes, I do most of my projects on my dining room floor. One day I'll have my craft room up and ready for me to use.Step 1:Take out 3 napkins (if you are feeling extra domesticated you can iron them or throw them in your dryer to get out some wrinkles...I did neither). If you have extra fabric on hand you want to use for the back of your pillow you will only need one napkin. Cut a section of your fabric that is 20" wide and about 36" long. Feel free to mix up the fabrics too like I did.

privacy fencing mini makeover

Privacy Fencing Mini-makeover

My deck has been neglected since we moved in 4 years ago. And because our dining room window faces into the privacy fencing for the hot tub, I just couldn’t stand the thought of looking at it for another winter! So I decided to do a quick and inexpensive update before the winter hits. I bought a can of paint and ‘shopped’ in our garage for cast off items.

master bathroom makeover

Master Bathroom Makeover

Master Bathroom make over using Bead Board and project Boards. Added New flooring and removed popcorn ceilings. Cabinet makeover, replaced tub but love the cabinet Idea❤️

easy thanksgiving place card tutorial


With Thanksgiving just a few days away, it’s time to start thinking about setting your table for the holiday. Whether you are planning to keep things simple or full-on glam, these lovely place cards will add a touch of elegance and charm to your table. And if you’re anything like me, the holiday season is that time of the year when you are willing to devote the extra time to create something truly special for family and friends.

how to give your piece of furniture a bit of subtle elegance

How to Give Your Piece of Furniture a Bit of Subtle Elegance

I had this antique lingerie chest for a few months and when i first saw it, i fell in love! The dainty legs, many drawers and the detailed konbs made this piece move to the top of my project list! I really wanted this one to be unique. I decided to do a design on the drawer fronts and keep it very feminine.

rustic glam christmas tree ornament

Rustic Glam Christmas Tree Ornament

I am planning to change the color scheme and style of my Christmas decorating this year. This change up has sent me scouring for new materials to make some new decorations. Luckily, I found some inspiration in a leftover piece of faux tin tile and made this cute rustic glam ornament to decorate my tree!

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How to incorporate lockers in a craft room?

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How can I paint vinyl siding?

I'd like to know can vinyl siding be painted and some instructions about how to do this. Lately I've noticed that the siding on our 25 year old home is fading in many places. I don't like the splotchy look that it has now and I would like to repaint. I don't think the siding needs to be replaced. It looks to me like it's in good condition. But a coat of fresh paint can probably make the whole house look brand new.So my question is first of all can you paint vinyl siding? If so, I need to know how to prep, what kind of paint to use, and if there are any other special instructions before we (my hubby, two sons and I) get going on this project? Thank you.

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Removing mold from wood with vinegar?

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How do I fill the gaps in my paneling?

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How can I create a cheap backsplash for a rental?

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How to clean a rusty cast iron skillet?

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DIY Christmas Wreath

Hello friends! Can you believe Christmas is just around the corner? Time flies! If you’ve followed me for a while you know there is nothing I love more than making DIY home decor, especially for the holidays. This time I'm going to show you how to make this beautiful Christmas Village Wreath. I designed my own small houses and the templates are available on my blog https://avantimorocha.com/WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL to learn how I made this gorgeous wreath. You could always just follow this step-by-step guide.

Quick, Affordable Renter-friendly Bedroom Makeover: Color, Storage,...

It doesn't need to cost a lot or take a lot of time to freshen up a bedroom and give it new life! When you live in a rental apartment, it makes sense to not spend too much time or money to decorate, so in this makeover, everything is quick and easy to do on a budget.

Dreamy Ombré Wall - Tutorial

I wanted to do something different with my master bedroom walls. My original plan was to build a super original and rustic headboard, but that would take time, money and skills I didn't have, so I decided to stay in my comfort zone: paint. And I couldn't be happier with the result.

Upcycle Wooden Leaves With A Wood Burning Tool

I found these wooden leaves in the dollar section at Target and was so excited! I brought them home, added picked out some meaningful words for them just in time for fall. You can see more of my crazy creations here