I have been so amazed at how many things I have been able to salvage just by adding some creativity mixed with a bit of upcycling. Not only is it great that I can update some things, but I am saving a bunch of money, reusing, and giving things a touch of custom made flair.
I have had these decorative pillows from an old bed set.
I always thought the ribbon flowers were so sweet.
But they do not match my current bedding that is blue, green, khaki, and brown.
I needed to get rid of the pink. I figured I would eventually yard sale them or throw them in a goodwill bag but they have sneakily stayed below my radar.
Today I was ready to throw them in a bag when I remembered the bulk of flowers I have made. I decided a needle and thread and a short cut with a glue gun was in order.
I really do not have time (um, obviously) and I am always about fast, simple, and instant gratification. Plus, I only like doing things on here that are more for the novice crafter. Often I endeavor an "I can so do that" thought and then in the midst of a "CRAFTastrophe", I realize I sooooooo can NOT.
So with this, I just removed the ribbon flowers by cutting them, made a chalk line showing where I wanted my stems to go and did a running stitch. I could have sewn the flowers on but when I made them, I used hot glue (for another project that died before it had a chance to live) and putting a needle through that stuff is virtually impossible. I figure these pillows are just there to look pretty so why not? Let's glue!
I think they turned out pretty and I am even more happy to have saved two perfectly fine pillows that I can welcome back into my decor. So look around your stored stash and see if you can bring a pillow back to life like this! It was super fun and took me only 15 minutes.
And I welcome any opportunity to get a little crafting in. :)
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