5 Ways to Upcycle Your Fabric Scraps

I don’t know many crafters who don’t have a stash of fabric scraps somewhere. Some of them have much bigger stashes than others ( I won’t name any names…we know who we are), but the feeling of being unable to throw away such pretty pieces of fabric–no matter how small–is mutual. Here are five fun ways to upcycle fabric scraps–or just to get an excuse to collect lots of pretty fabric–with projects for around your home. Enjoy!

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Lighted Fabric Rag Garland

This lighted rag garland is fun on a mantel, in a playroom, or draped over a loft bed like I did for my daughter’s room.  It is painfully easy to make – no special crafting superpowers needed. PHEW! My friend Heather had a craft day at her house some weeks ago and we all made {…Read More…}

5 Ways to Make a Floor Pillow

Poufs and plush pillows have been a big trend in home decor for the last couple of years. Look in on just about any decorated show home or family room in a magazine and you’ll see some type of padded seating option for the floor. As entertaining becomes more casual and family based and our options for in-home entertainment increase, there’s a greater need for instant seating. Floor pillows are the answer, folks! Lucky for us, it’s possible to put together some pretty nifty versions of the floor pillow or pouf without needing more than basic sewing skills. Check out these tutorials I found for DIY Floor Pillows.

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Recover a Lampshade with Arrow Fabric

Sometimes you just need a change – a small change. Many times I will add new pillows to change up the look of my space, or a throw or maybe a lampshade.  I found this lampshade for $1 two years ago during an after Christmas sale.  I snagged it up knowing I would recover it someday. With this pretty arrow fabric from Spoonflower I revamped the Christmas shade into a colorful spring shade for my spray painted yellow ombre lamp.

Recover a lampshade with Spoonflower arrow fabric

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