Sunday, October 17, 2010

$8 getting my craft on

I am having some typing/posting pics issues. So you get to see the picture first...then the explaination...

So one of my awe-inspiring crafty neighbors (restlessrisa.blogspot.com) made some cool pillows for her front porch. She did a step by step tutorial on her blog of the pillows with cool halloween pictures on the front, etc. I have been so busy lately that I did not take it to that level, but recently did find some basic small pillows at IKEA for $1.50 each. I bought 4 in hopes of covering them and putting them on my front porch bench as well. It took me a few weeks after I bought the pillows and the fabric and now I wish I had not waited so long cause it literally only took me about 5 minutes per pillow AND it ended up costing me about $8 total to make them. The fabric was kinda pricey, but I had a 40% off coupon and only bought a yard, so hence the cheap price, including the pillows. And now look at how cute my porch looks! The black pillow in the middle I already had sitting in a closet. I think I put it to good use!
The fabric is nice and heavy duty (which is why it was a little pricey) but I will get more years use out of it that way I think! AND me neighbor commented that these are definetly cute for year round if I want, not just for Halloween...as long as I lose the webbing and skeleton head of course! ;)

3 comments:

Josh and Becca said...

So cute Elizabeth! LOVE the pillows. I want some. :)

beckaboots said...

SOOOO cute! great job- and perfect for the season!

Baker Family said...

They look great Elizabeth! I love the simplicity :) You will definitely get more use out of them than 31 days :)

<3

Risa