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Saturday, October 28, 2017

pumpkin pillowcase treat bag

(originally published on 9-4-14)
Halloween pillowcases make awesome trick-or-treat bags. 
Check out my previous post to learn how to make fusible appliqu├ęs. Don't have time for DIY, buy one in my Sewsweetvintageco Esty shop.DIY, pumpkin, pillowcase, goodie bag, treat bag, jack-o-lantern, jackolantern, Halloween, treat sack
The jack-o-lantern pillowcase set below is made from remnants of a vintage chenille blanket. 
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The small pumpkin pillow is a pocket pillow cover that I made with an IKEA dish towel. 
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Chrissy, of Adventures in DIY, who was so clever to make dish towel pillow covered pillows for her porch, inspired me to make a  pumpkin pillow cover (see below). 
Happy Halloween!
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DIY chalk board table

(originally published on 9-3-14)
Chalkboard paint was just the trick for updating our kid's table.
 Sweet Inspiration came from Stellar Junk.  Check out the awesome table she created to keep the kids busy at her sale. 
Our table was a hand-me-down from my husband's childhood, that I refinished for our daughter, years ago. Last summer, I covered it to use on my patio.

Wow my staple gun really planted those staples! Love the wood grain underneath. I may have to strip the paint from the table top some day. 

After removing the cover, you can see the sweet alphabet stencil I did, once upon a time:) 

A light sanding to the legs for a shabby chic effect. A little more sanding on top, to help the new coat of paint adhere. Then two coats of chalk board paint on the top. The finished look is really cool! 
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 This will be perfect as an art table, or snack table on my porch for the halloween trick-or-treaters!
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Halloween treat bag

Halloween pillowcases make the perfect trick-or-treat bags for ghouls and goblins! You can make your own using fabric fuse and recycled fabric. No time to craft, buy one in my Sewsweetvintageco Etsy shop. 
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Have you ever stopped into Ikea's last chance room? That's where I found this pillowcase for $1. I bought a bunch more full price upstairs. Don't you just love getting a bargain like that! 
I found the little mouse at a summer craft show in Maine. My dog chewed one of his ears off, but I tucked folded ribbon in the space:)
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