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Monday, November 9, 2009

Trash to Treasure!






This weekend between soccer games and playing Zingo with the family, I decided that it was time I started working on my Christmas gifts I plan to make. That way if I really messed up I still would have time to get to the mall.

 I knew this year I really wanted to take my time to create something nice to give and came across a "how to" on freezer paper stencils. Finding some clip art that I really liked. Blew it up to about 200% and got to work.
I chose a crown and added Merry Christmas in French underneath.
Let me just tell you how fabulous this freezer paper can be. My glitter will be on the shelf for sometime as I am sure that I will be busy with my freezer paper {smile}. Simply trace your design onto the freezer paper {wax side down} cut out with an exacto knife and iron to your fabric {wax side down} with a dry iron on wool setting. Follow up with the paint of your choice and allow to try before removing the paper. I speed this process up by using my hairdryer.
This drape that I purchased at my Goodwill{.99 cents!} I knew would be perfect fabric. It had been a custom drape and was weighted in the bottom, a very nice linen blend. Tossed it in the washer on hot not caring about shrinking. It was perfect for my project.

Then I found this ole soft deep red corduroy shower curtain in our attic that used to hang in the kids bathroom. I was about to toss the ole thing when it dawned on me it was perfect for my pillows. I worked in another fabric raiment that I had. And a 14 x 18 down feather pillow form.

Using no pattern, just eyeballing it, I thought it turned out pretty good.


Stop by A Soft Place to Land - Today's Creative Blog and We are That Family to see more fabulous things!


17 comments:

  1. I love love love this!! I love all colors and patterns you picked out. So a few questions….did you used a special type of fabric paint or did you use a acrylic craft paint?
    http://domesticprincessintraining.blogspot.com

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  2. Kendra,
    I love how the patterns came together too. I just used what I had and that was acrylic craft paint. Because the pillow is seasonal I doubt that it will ever be washed. I would use a fabric paint on a pillow that I planned would have lots of wear.

    Thanks for your sweet words.
    Kate

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  3. I love it, so pretty! I will have to try this freezer paper thing, how neat!

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  4. Oh my! I love this! It's soooooo pretty! Where do you get freezer paper?

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  5. I'm always reading or hearing about the great buys at Goodwill.

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  6. you picked great fabric selections-I just love the combination! beautiful job-I'd love to get a package like this in a mail!

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  7. Oh my gosh!! this looks great!!! Love love love the fabric!!!

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  8. Are you saying that this is just traced on freezer paper and then ironed onto the fabric? It turned out beautifully and I don't think you have to worry about showing up at the mall last minute!

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  9. Okay, HOW do I get on your Christmas list??? This is beautiful!

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  10. Really beautiful...did you find the clip art online or what?

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  11. Oooh! I will try that freezer paper idea! Your pillows are lovely!
    ~Nancy

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  12. OMG! I love that!!! Gorgeous!

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  13. That turned out great! Love that houndstooth! Great job!

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  14. Can you believe I'm just getting around to seeing all the frugalicious finds everyone linked up on Friday?!? I love your pillow and how you used items you already owned! It shows such creativity...love it!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

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  15. Oooo---I love it! That houndstooth is fabulous. :) I like your stencil too. Visiting from The CSI Project. :)

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  16. this is really neat! great job!

    erin @ chocolate, tatertots & cheerios

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  17. I've been meaning to try freezer paper stencils. This turned out great! Please come by and link up to Vintage Suitcase Friday!

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