DIY Fall Leaf Pillows

I love to decorate for fall! Especially when I don’t have to spend a lot of time or money on new accessories for the house! With just a few inexpensive items from the craft store, you can make your own beautiful fall leaf pillows!

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If you want to learn how to make these easy and creative pillows, go and visit Amy over at Positively Splendid for the full tutorial! Just click here!

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Well Crafted Wednesdays #52!! {Link Party}

Welcome to another week of Well Crafted Wednesdays! Thank you for being patient with me as I continue to transition from Blogger to WordPress! It is taking some time but we are getting there!! Here are the most clicked links from last weeks party:

Paper Frankenstein

Peek-A-Boo Frankie from Crafty Journal

Moroccan Blanket

The Moroccan Blanket from Happy in Red

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Well Crafted Wednesdays #48!! {Link Party}

Welcome back to another week of Well Crafted Wednesdays! We had some awesome projects this past week *as usual* and I’m excited to show you the features so here they are!
Staircase Make-Over | step by step instructions on how to rip up carpet and refinish wood stairs, including all the mistakes we made along the way | Simply Designing | #diy #decorating #homedecor #homeimprovement #homeprojects #tutorial #stairs #stain
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Made By Me Mondays #15! DIY Camera Strap

I had time to do a craft this week and that makes me SO happy!! The hubby and I just got a new camera but it didn’t have a strap with it so I decided to make one 🙂 Here is how I did it!

Things you will need for this project:
1) Decorative fabric of your choice – less than 1/4 yard
2) Interfacing fabric – less than 1/4 yard
3) 2 clasps
4) Sewing machine
5) Iron
Step 1)
Cut two strips of the decorative fabric to be about 1/2 inch wider than what you want your strap to be
Step 2)
Cut one strip of interfacing to be 3/4 inch thinner than your decorative fabric. Isn’t this fabric SO cute?! I got mine at Ben Franklin Crafts (I am not getting paid or compensated in any way for this..I wish!! 🙂 I couldn’t find it on their site (I’m sure I’m not looking in the right place but you can get it here, here, or here!!
Step 3)
Lay the interfacing on your ironing board with the side that feels bumpy facing up. Lay one of the strips of your decorative fabric right side up on top of the interfacing fabric and iron them together. This will “glue” the two fabrics together and you should end up with the interfacing fabric on the back of your fabric strip.
Step 4)
Put the two sides of your decorative fabric together with the right sides facing eachother.
Step 5)
Sew one of the long sides, one of the short sides, then the other long side but leave one short side open.
Step 6)
Turn the fabric right side out through the small side that you have left open. Please take your time on this step because you don’t want to rip the sides that you have just sewn.
Step 7)
Put the ends of your fabric through the loop of each one of your clasps.
Step 8)
On the side of the fabric that you sewed closed in step 5, sew a square with an X through the middle of it to secure the fabric together.
Step 9)
Do the same on the other small end of the fabric but fold the open end over so that it looks like its closed before you sew the square with the X through it.
Step 10)
Iron it flat and your done!
October 1st is a week from today! Oh my goodness how the time is flying this year! In order to celebrate Halloween properly, I will be hosting the “31 Days of Halloween” event!
I will be having a theme for each week in October where I will feature projects from all over the internet every day! At the end of the week I will be having a themed link party where you can link up your Halloween themed projects! Here are the themes so you can prepare!
Week 1: Halloween/Autumn Decorated Porches
Week 2: Halloween/Autumn Decorated Mantles
Week 3: Halloween/Autumn Themed Printables
Week 4: Pumpkins!!
Lets all get in the spooky spirit!
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Made By Me Monday # 12: Kitchen/Dining Room Chair Redo! {GIVEAWAY!}

Wow it has been a crazy week! The hubs and I are starting a new workout plan tomorrow and I’ve been up all night prepping so if you have questions about the tutorial (which I sort of expect) feel free to ask!
For this project, you will need:
4 chairs (I got mine at Value Village Yay!!)
Sandpaper
White Spray Primer (I used Krylon)
White Spray Paint (Again…Krylon)
Foam for chair pads (measure your chair before you buy these!
Fabric for your charis (I used an outdoor fabric because it is sturdy and fairly easy to clean)
Step 1: Sand your chairs
I first tried to use a chemical stripper…not a good idea! I had to wait for the goop to dry and then sand it off anyways so I might as well have just sanded… Oh! Say hello to my partner in crafting – Murphy! He was a little distracted because Eric was walking over…silly pup!
Step 2: Spray the primer onto chairs
Use your White Spray Primer to spray your chairs. You don’t need to spray the seat because you are just going to cover it. I used one can of primer per chair.
Step 3: Spray the paint onto chairs
Use the White Spray Paint to finish your chairs. Again, you don’t need to spray the seat because you are going to cover it and I also used one can of paint per chair.
Step 4: Cut the foam to fit the seat
Cut your foam chair pads to fit the shape of your seat. I left a little bit of overhang because it just makes the edge of the seat more comfortable.
Step 5: Cut the fabric
Cut your fabric to leave a good overhang on either side. Make sure to account for a 1/4 inch seam.

Step 6: Sew the fabric (optional)
I used my sewing machine to finish the edges of my fabric. This is not necessary…it would still look awesome if you didn’t do this.
Step 7: Staple fabric onto chair
I used a staple gun for this step…and my husband haha! Pull the fabric tight across the foam pad that is sitting on the seat of the chair. Staple each side into place with minimal space between the staples. You want it to be secure so use as many staples as you need.
Done! Now you have the most beautiful chairs around! Can you tell that I love mine? haha
As for the giveaway, You can enter below! There is also a link to the winning project (flower art) below so you can look at what the prize will look like:
Thanks!
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Well Crafted Wednesdays #12! {Link Party!}

Welcome to another great week of Well Crafted Wednesdays!!! I hope that the heat where all of you are is bearable and you are able to enjoy your summer days. Here in Seattle, it is hovering right around 80 which is on the warm side for us!

I know I didn’t post any project that was made by me this week but I have a couple of big projects coming up that I can’t wait to show you and they are taking all the time that I have!!

Now on to the featured links from last week!
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Well Crafted Wednesday #9! {Link Party}

Ahh I’m having SUCH a hard time paying attention to this post because I’m watching Craft Wars on TLC!! I absolutely love it!! Its such an awesome show for getting those creative juices flowing and finding some inspiration.
Speaking of inspiration, here are our most clicked links from last week:
1. Decorative Books from Hooked on Decorating!
2. Wallpaper from Sew Much Class & Crafty Too!
3. Laptop Sleeve from The Gilded Hare!
4. The Big Top from While Wearing Heels!
Now on to the party!!
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Made by Me Monday #7! Burlap Table Runner

What a week!! My hubby is now 28 and no longer feeling under the weather! Yay! Now we can {hopefully} get back to the normal schedule!! 🙂
This week was really exciting and fun because I got a lot of time to play with my new sewing machine!! As you know from the last installment of Made by Me Mondays, I have been working on my dining room! Last time, I showed you how to make these awesome centerpieces, and today, I’m going to show you how to make my table runner!!
I was so inspired by this post by Marcy from AntiqueChase that I just had to make my own! Her’s is a no-sew tutorial {you can apply this method to my table cloth as well since they are very similar}.
Here we go!
Please click “read more” for the tutorial and for more pictures of the finished product!

Materials needed for this project:
  1. Preferred color of burlap fabric – I used THIS fabric in “Oyster” (Measure the length of your table! Add 16″ on to your measurement for each side of the fabric (32″ total). This is for the overhang! Also, my table runner is 17″ wide)
  2. Sewing machine and thread
  3. Beads for the embellishment of the tassels
  4. Scissors
  5. Measuring tape
Step 1:
You want your table runner to be double layered. Sort of like 2-ply toilet paper…I know this is a weird analogy but it’s almost midnight as I’m writing this and I can’t think of a better example! 🙂 So fold our burlap over and it it to be 17 inches wide and whatever length is good for your table.
Step 2:
Use your sewing machine to sew down the open side of your runner.
Step 3:
Sew again down the closed side of your runner leaving about a 1/2″ to 3/4″ seam allowance for the fringe.

Step 4:
Measure 12″ up from the ends of your runner and sew it across the 17″ to sort of close off the ends (this is how long your fringe on the ends will be) Do this on both sides.
Step 5:
Pull out all the fibers that run width wise across the fabric from the bottom of the ends up to the point that you sewed in step 4.

Step 6:
You should be left with the fringe hanging down and now its time to tie the knots in the fringe. Section off the fringe so that you have lots of little sections that you can tie off.

Step 7:
If you want to add the beads, take two fibers from the middle of your mini sections and cris-cross them through the bead. Push the bead to the top of the fringe.

Step 8:
Tie off that mini section with a simple knot. Repeat this for all the fringe and you are done with the fringe!
Step 9:
On the side of your runner that was the “closed” side in step 3, cut that so its no longer closed and make it into fringe by pulling out the fibers that run length wise.
You are done!! Yay!!
I am writing this late at night so if something doesn’t make sense {Which is a strong possibility}, feel free to email me!
Next week I’m going to show you how to make the place mats to go along with this so be sure to come back!
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