What Can You Do With $4?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

... Besides buy a great cup of coffee?

After recently walking away from Jo-Ann Fabrics with empty hands, I needed immediate retail therapy next door at Burlington Coat Factory. Did you know that the store has more than coats? I mean, I wasn't really looking for a coat but when the directional sign pointed to 'housewares', it was like a moth to the flame.

I made a few rounds through the aisles, desperately hoping that a tray or vase would illuminate, but nothing screamed my name. I took one last (third) shuffle through the kitchen aisle and found the sunniest modern print on a set of towels, tablecloths and napkins. I picked up a package of four napkins, turned over for the price ... $3.99!

There's really only one thing I can do with four napkins and an hour dedicated to crafty time -- pillows! So that I don't bore you with another pillow tutorial, I'll just send you to Sew, Mama, Sew to get you started. In order to use these napkins, I took apart the seams along the edges. I used an exacto knife and those puppies came right out. (Disclaimer: I'm not saying this is the best option, but it's an option nonetheless.)

After some heavy ironing, I followed the inner most stitch and just made basic pillows. I had to cut some excess fabric so that we wouldn't have bunchy edges.

Since most of my pictures are taken at night when there is zero natural light coming into our house, this picture is mediocre at best. But the studio is on its way to becoming a fun and bright place (just in time for The Whole EnCHELLEada's arrival). Total cost: $4.

1 comment:

  1. I heart you!! Can't wait to work in the craft studio with you. We may never sleep!