Saturday, December 21, 2013

Plaid Flannel Pillows

I don't know about you, but I am loving plaid right now.  I wanted to add some touches of plaid to my living room so I did some shopping on line that pretty much turned up nothing.  There was some stuff, but was way to expensive for my budget.  I decided that I was going to have to take matters into my own hands (ughhh). I went on a shopping trip with my Mom a few weeks ago and hit the mall. I went into JC Penny, a store I don't go to very often and found these mens flannel shirts.

I bought a couple XXL mens shirts in flannel Christmas plaid, and another awesome plaid that was greenish. I cut them into squares the size of the pillow I was going to use.

 Next step was ironing something I never do.

It was then time to pin it around the square reverse side up.

I dug out the sewing machine and started to sew around the square.  I did this with the reverse side facing me.  It was an easy job because the shirt had buttons down the front of it that I would be able to unbutton and put it right side out.  That part of it is awesome because it makes it easy to wash them when you need to. I plan on keeping these babies out after Christmas.

I loved them so much I ending up making two more. I love them.

The shirts also had a pocket so you can hold your remote or phone if need be.

So then I had extra fabric from the shirts that I was not going to waste.  I decided to dress up my horse in the dining room first.  He looked like he needed a scarf.

Then I made some garland for the stairwell.  I pretty much used as much from the sleeves of the shirt that I could, along with anything else I had left.

I sewed the arms together to make this look. 

I bought old leather belts from Goodwill to hold it all up.

I love the rustic feel it gives.  The shirts were $11.00 with coupon at JCP. In total it cost about $47.00.  I love it! Oh and I also dressed up a Christmas wreath I got at Lowes on black friday for $5.00.  I used a belt as well.

Needless to say I love it all!  Making this stuff was the way to go!


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