While out and about running our errands yesterday, I spotted some cute Christmas throw pillows. Year after year I've wanted to grab some, but it's one of those things that fall into that not expensive by themselves category, but when you want to pick up 5 or 6 of them, on TOP of your average Target trip list, and on TOP of it being Christmastime, when you're already forking out cash like it's growing on trees, I can never seem to justify it. But I went ahead and picked up a few and thought I'd try and "make" a couple - if you've been reading ND for a while, you know sewing and I do NOT go hand-in-hand. I will iron on hem tape with the best of them, but get me around a needle and thread and I start to sweat. (*this is my New Year's Resolution by the way. I'll be busting out pillows and curtains - all kinds of goodies next year at this time, just you wait and see...uh, that's the plan anyway;)...
Here are the cuties I picked up - the one on the left is from Target, and the cardinal one's from Kohls:
Check out that pillow in the middle there. Now THIS is a pretty hilarious story. Keep in mind, this is a temporary solution, and again, I went in with the knowledge that we would be using these for just a few weeks out of the year. I took the other old pillow we had in storage, and some leftover cream colored fabric I had. I literally wrapped this pillow like a present, and sprayed tack upholstery spray to hold it together!!!! Hold your laughter to yourselves, my sewing expert friends, I know the ridiculousness of this all, but I kid you not, this worked like a flippin' CHARM!!
Here's another quick tip. Swap Christmas paper anywhere you can. Takes seconds and pennies to do - check out my old tray. You may have read the post about my $2 yard sale tray (if you missed it, you can read about it here). It went from this:
This time of year, the Dollar Store is your best friend. Grab a glass bowl, some ornaments, and you're set.
I've got one more to leave with you, and then I MUST get to that to-do list before the kiddies wake up...
Train Garden (shhh...don't tell my husband!! :), and tied a bow around it. The kids are so cute checking this out. It's just at their height on the table in our family room, and they think it's so fun to stare inside at the little Frosty. If you don't have a glass cover, you could probably head on over to the Dollar Store near you and find a glass bowl that would do the trick! While you're there, pick up a small white plate for the base, and you've got yourself a little cloche!
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