Please pardon the dust. oy! The 3 candles are new this year; they made me laugh so I had
to get them. They're a little hard to see but they're a frankenstein, a ghost, and a witch.
A tip for anyone who may read this and start making a framed piece that you'll switch out
each holiday or season.... I keep all of them tucked inside the frame. I simply open up the
back and rotate them accordingly. Simple storage that keeps them safe from damage, too.
Products used (everything is from SU! unless otherwise noted):
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie;
Digital Elements: MDS Software, Toxic Frameable Designer Template, First Edition DSP
Other: frame (unknown)
My second project was crazy easy. I actually laughed after I was done making it because it was THAT crazy easy. I saw the idea on a blog somewhere and now I can't find it (could have sworn I pinned it). But since I just spent more time trying to find the original pin on Pinterest than it actually took me to make this, it's time I give up on finding the source and just get to it. This project is to simply take a placemat & turn it into a pillow. You have to make sure you pick a placemat that has two layers (a front & back).
Step 1: carefully undo about 5 or 6" along the bottom seam.
Step 2: stuff with batting.
Step 3: sew the seam shut.
Step 4: laugh at how easy that was (this step is not optional).
No lie... this took me about 8 minutes to make. Would have taken 7 if I didn't have to wind a bobbin in the right color.
I've made a few of them but for this post, I'm showing you the one I made for Halloween. I found the placemat at Target in the Halloween section. It was $2.99. Right next to it was a Halloween pillow (not out of this design but still...) for $14.99. I laughed. Then I went home and made my own pillow with my new placemat and about a dollar's worth of batting. I can rest my head easily. ha! I know that I could have spiffed it up a little bit but decided to keep this one simple. I have another one planned in my head that will incorporate some extra decoration on the front. If you're looking for placemats, both Target & Joann's have great ones for this purpose. Just resist the urge to use it as a placemat after you turn it into the pillow. :)
Now to get the rest of the decorating done before it gets too late and I cop out with the "well why bother now" attitude. :)
Hope you had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping in for a bit.