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Friday, September 5, 2008

Fall decorations out of pants

I'm starting to get in the mood for fall. I'm not quite ready to pull out all my decorations, but I did make a little project the other day.

If you saw these pants at a garage sale for $.25, would you have picked them up?

BEFORE:


I knew there was a slight chance they would fit me. (They didn't.) But the real reason I grabbed them was because I liked the orange-y colors and thought I could make some fall pillows out of them.

Here's what my couch looks like all the time. Sage green couch with blue accent pillows and a blue blanket. I saw an idea from Julia at Hooked on Houses that I loved. She keeps her home relatively nuetral and switches out accent items depending on the season.

Here's the pillows I made. I wanted 2, so I combined the "pants fabric" with some cream muslin I found in my fabric stash.
After I cut the 16x16 inch squares, there was still some fabric left over from the top of the pants. I wanted something to dress up the plain muslin side of each pillow. I pulled a maple leaf off a tree in my backyard to use as a template for the pillow. I already had the pillow forms from a different pillow project I never completed, so this cost me $.25 and one nap time. Isn't that funny? Now I'm on the look out for a nice orange blanket to throw on the couch. Let me know if you see one...I don't get out much.

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12 comments:

dana said...

Adorable! The colors compliment the blue/tan so well!
Great idea.

Julie said...

Great Idea! they are so cute love the pattern very fall:)
Julie

Rae said...

So cute and such a great way to recycle!!!

Heather said...

I never would of picked up a pair of pants and thought pillows! Wonderful idea.

Teresa said...

Holy cow- how fun. I'm never going to look at a pair of pants in the same way ever again-
Great idea- I'm going through my closet :}
Happy Fall

Patricia said...

Your mind works in mysterious ways- pants to pillows, hmmmm. They came out great though, nice work.

Pat

Rue said...

Those are so cute!! Perfect for Fall :)

btw, your babies are adorable!

Happy Fall,
rue

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Ha, I never would've thought of that! Creative genius!

Fun ideas,

Happy nesting!

Melissa

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How adorable!! Love those pillows!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

mom said...

Amazing! They came out so cute. But what really amazes me is how quickly you get things done.
Great job honey.
mom

I'm Just Me said...

i love those pillows!! perfect colors!! yay!! welcome fall ((you know i'm partial to seasonal decorations))

jeanne winters said...

They're terrific! Great creativity!

 

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