This fun felt pillow was made for my middle daughter’s room. She has a tweed, rose gold with a little bit of glam theme going on that I think is super cool, so it fit right in with the overall look.
Here is my finished monocle pillow, complete with a girly bead “chain” to hold the monocle in place.
This month for the Create with Me Challenge, the theme was FELT and I had the perfect project in mind. This awesome monthly challenge has readers vote on what materials us bloggers have to use next month in an original DIY or home decor project.
I used a rigid felt that would act as the main fabric for the pillow.
I started out by cutting the rigid felt to the size I wanted.
It was surprisingly easy to work with and stayed perfectly in place when I sewed up the edges.
I made the mustache shape by folding the felt in half and drawing half a mustache shape on the back. I loved using this sticky-backed felt, as it was easy to secure it in place. I ended up not using the pink felt at all and stashed it aside for a future project.
I used a cup to trace the monocle shape and secured that in place.
For the last step, I used my hot glue gun to secure the monocle chain in place. I then put an old unused pillow inside and sewed up the bottom.
This project probably took about 10-15 min. in total and was one of the easiest sewing projects I’ve ever made. Be sure to check out all the other fun felt projects completed by my blogging friends.
As summer is winding down, I find myself wanting to soak up all the sunshine and pretty summer flowers that the season brings. My favourite summer flower is by far the hydrangea, so when I found this fun basket at a thrift store, I knew I had to make this cute hydrangea hanging basket door wreath.
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I started out with this black hanging basket I found at a thrift store. I know it’s a little lopsided, but for $1.00, I knew I could make it work.
I picked up some pretty faux hydrangeas and greenery from the dollar store, along with some floral foam.
I started out by stuffing the floral foam into the basket.
Next, I snipped some of the wire using wire cutters and then started layering in some greenery on the sides and the back.
For the last step, added in the hydrangeas and leaves in the middle.
I love how it turned out and I think it’s the perfect late-summer door decor.
I’m totally digging the black and purple tones together.
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It’s that time of the summer when everyone is starting to think about the kids heading back to school. Or, as I like to call it…. “Back to Sanity”….lol. But seriously, I do like to do a little something special for my kids when they go back to school, and I’m pumped about this adorable Washi Tape Picture Frame craft.
How cute would this little chalkboard be to have as a keepsake, and put the grade your little one is going into? Janine from Confessions of a Mommyholic put together this easy and adorable little craft just in time for Back to School.
This post is part of our Spectacular Summer Blog Hop, which sadly comes to a close at the end of this month. But, we still have a couple weeks left of awesome crafts, recipes, DIY’s and tutorials for you. Let’s head on over to Janine’s blog to see how she made this Washi Tape Picture Frame Craft.
I can’t believe we are already half way through the summer. I love the heat, and feel a little bit bummed when I start to see all the Fall decor posts on Instagram and Pinterest. I’m all about soaking up the sun for as long as I possibly can. That’s why I love this post by JENerally Informed so much, and as a mom to 3 girls, I know they will absolutely love doing this DIY Watermelon Headband craft this summer.
Isn’t this just the cutest? I could see all kinds of fruit being used for this, such as strawberries, lemons, or even cherries. I LOVE anything versatile, so this is absolutely one of my favourite projects I’ve seen on the Spectacular Summer Blog Hop series.
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I couldn’t help but have a funny title for this post. Lol. We’ve had so much fun this past week and a half with our new puppy that I just had to create a cute little DIY just for him! He is a doll, and although he’s a tad bitey (since he’s teething) and sometimes likes to hump our legs, we love him to bits. What I discovered with having new puppy is that it’s a lot like having a new baby and with a new baby comes a lot of gear. I needed somewhere to put all his “puppy stuff” that we seem to have amassed and I wanted it to be stylish… hence… Doggy Style.
Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
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For this month’s Thrift Store Upcycle, I did two projects. I created a fun little sign for our kitchen and a matching basket for all the puppy gear.
Meet Gus. He is the most handsome little Saint Bernard I ever did see (IMO).
Here is what I started off with. An old picture frame, a basket and a cute pillow case. Total cost was under $10.00.
I started by taking the frame apart and then spray painted the inner and outer frame in a creamy white colour.
The matting got a fabric treatment once I cut up the pillow case and secured it to the matte using fabric spray adhesive.
This frame didn’t come with any glass, but I did have an unused piece of picture frame glass in the craft stash, so I painted it using chalk paint and then picked up these cute letters at Michaels (using a 50% off coupon).
And there you have it. A fun little puppy sign. Once Gus gets to be fully house broken, we can use this as a menu board or a message board too.
Personally, I think this sign is hilarious, but I’m weird like that… I think it speaks to the reality of having a puppy. They are going to have accidents for sure.
For my next little doggy style DIY, I started by spray painting the basket using the same white spray paint I used on the picture frame.
I wanted to line the basket with the grey and white fabric, so I cut it into strips and hot glued it in place.
Next, I fit the oval shape in the bottom of the basket and trimmed it up to fit perfectly. I then hot glued it in place, which joined all the fabric pieces together.
A little name tag was tied to the front for fun, his toys and supplies were added and I call this project DONE!
Looks way better than the plastic pet store bag we had been storing everything in. Lol.