This is not your typical pumpkin! Why do pumpkins need to be orange? Well in my house they don't, I wanted something that matched my farmhouse style so I designed these easy pumpkins that are rustic but elegant. So lets not waste time its October already, but these are fast and you can use them until Thanksgiving.
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.
We just completed a makeover on a home near Nashville, Tennessee with Lowe's. It was a chance to give a home a fresh new look for spring after a very harsh winter.
The home owner was wanting to add new shutters to their windows, so we built them some board and batten shutters.
I purchased this antique dresser from a friend who lives down the street from me. Isn’t she a beauty? The mirror was in excellent shape, no scratches or anything, which is very rare.
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! The days continue their relentless march into coat weather! It's been a fast and strange year, but, let's face it - the day will come whether we are ready or not, so, time to get ready. I enjoy decorating for Halloween, and many of the projects (like pumpkins and fall leaves) can be carried over to Thanksgiving with a few tweaks. So for this project, I decided to make a project that could look great for both.
This project has been a long time coming and took us a total of 6 months from start to finish. My husband and I did all the work ourselves without hiring out a single bit of it. It's a lot of work living in an 1800's farmhouse but we're passionate about restoring it and this was a room we've wanted to renovate from the very beginning.
Our church has a Trunk or Treat every year for the kids on Halloween and last year I went with a Nightmare Before Christmas theme, since it's one of my favorite movies. I DIY'ed most of the decor using dollar store items.
Every morning I when I walk my dog, Toby, I pass a tree that shreds the cutest littlest pinecones. I can't help but stop and pick a few up and pocket them.I have used a couple of these pinecones in the past with some cute upcycled Christmas cloches I made (see here). I decided to use these pinecones in a totally different way and make a lovely fall/Christmas decoration for my mantle.
Did you know that air plants are powerful air purifiers? Or that they take up water and nutrients through their leaves? These fascinating plants are found growing on trees and rocks in their native habitats, opening up some wonderfully creative ways to display them in your homes.