Thursday, May 27, 2010

No Sew Placemat Pillow

I experimented with making a quick and inexpensive pillow from two silky placemats I found at Target on sale for $2.99 each and stuffing I found at a garage sale for 50 cents.  The experiment was putting it together with Heat and Bond seam tape.  I had my concerns that it might not work because the fabric was thick, but with patience it worked GREAT!
First you run the seam tape on one side, put sides together and heat until you can see that it has bonded.  I followed the directions on the package, but had to add a heating time due to the thickness of the placemats.  It is important that you check to see that the tape has bonded before moving to the next side.  It will look like it has melted and "glued" the seam together.
 Repeat this process with the other two sides, leaving one short side open.
The last step is to stuff the pillow and seal the end with the same process of seam tape and heat.
Ta Da, you have a pillow!!!  I added a satin bow to match my bedding. I think I even surprised myself that this worked so well.
The only tip I have is to be sure you check the bond on your seams before moving on to the next side.  I found this to be a great bond that is holding the seams very well.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Patio Paver Planters!

Thanks to Under the Table and Dreaming I have a new great idea for patio planters.  These are really great looking and such an inexpensive idea.  Love it!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Just a Thought♥: Monday Musings & Colourful Cupcakes!

Just a Thought♥: Monday Musings & Colourful Cupcakes!
You got it, more CUPCAKES.  Woo Hoo!
These cupcakes are pretty and super easy to make.  I hope you'll check it out.  Thanks to Just a Thought for a great tutorial!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A little bit of Disney

We just returned from Disneyland so had to feature this Minnie Onsie I have on my Etsy site.  Kids LOVE them.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Brittney's Budget Crafts: Cake/Cupcake Stand

Brittney's Budget Crafts: Cake/Cupcake Stand
Here's an easy to do Cupcake stand.  I really like it because you don't have to find space in your cupboards to store after you use it.  Thanks to Brittney's Budget Crafts for sharing:)