Monday, April 8, 2013

5 Minute Faux Bois Transformation!

I was feeling a little crafty when I got home from work today so I ventured into the office to see what I could get my hands on. My craft-spirations are pretty fleeting so I knew I had to act on it right away.

I had just cleaned out a cupboard in the dining room yesterday and had a few placemats that needed to find a new home. Truth be told, I never actually use placemats but I absolutely loved the fabric when I saw them on clearance ($.98 each at Superstore!) so I HAD to snatch them up. I really didn't want to get rid of them, so I figured I could turn them into something else!

Why not a cute little toss cushion? Sure, why not? It took only a few minutes and I am super pleased with the results!
- placemat
- seam ripper
- poly fill


1. Use a seam ripper to open up a small secion of the placemat.

2. Stuff with poly-fill.

3. Once full, pin edges together

4. Stitch back up. ( I could have used the machine, but it was much faster to hand sew, since my machine was buried in the back of a closet.
5. Fluff everything up and sit back and admire your handiwork!

Maybe I should have ironed it before I made it, but the fabric is a bit starchy, so I figure it will soften up over time...

I really like silver with the new sofa.

Looks pretty good with the other cushions too!

Think I might make the other 3 pillows!


LifeBegins@Thirty said...

WOW! That is so cool!! Love the pillows but love the method even more!

Pretty Little Things for Home & Life said...

Thanks so much! Both sides of fabric were super thick, almost canvas-like so that helped a lot. Got to love an easy-peasy transformation!