Pillow Cover

I have a yellow couch in the RV that I wanted to make a pillow for, but because I have dogs, I wanted the cover to be removable. I used the remaining fabric left over from my Jelly Roll Rug to make the front of the cover and used a solid navy for the back.

The first step was to determine the size of the pillow in order to know what size to cut out the cover. The pillow was 12”x22″ so the cover for the front was cut to the same measurement as the pillow.

The front cover!

In order to make the cover removable you must leave an open seam, which I wanted to do on the back of the pillow, so the back cover had to be cut in two pieces with an overall size of 12” x 22”. I cut two pieces 12” x 15”. I hemmed one end on both pieces that would be used to create the overlap for the back of the pillow.

Hem each side for the back cover and then overlap before sewing all 3 pieces together.

The next step was to assemble all 3 pieces right sides together crossing over the hemmed ends, then stitching all the way around. Once sewed, turned right side out, press and insert pillow.

Assemble the 3 pieces together and sew a 3/8″ seam allowance around each side.

This really was an easy project and one that I have done a couple more times with other pillow inserts.

The completed project on my beautiful couch.

Dollar Tree DIY 101

A couple weeks ago I discovered Dollar Tree DIY. I had no idea how many people took items from Dollar Tree and turned them into such beautiful items to display and sale. I totally fell in love with this concept and went to Dollar Tree to see what I could find. I have had so much fun taking items I spent $1 on and turning them into items to display in my home as well as some items to share with others.

One item I bought was a small crate that measures 5″ x 3″ x 2 1/2″. I wasn’t sure what to do with them even though I bought six of them. I had watched some YouTube videos with different ideas, but none of them seemed to fit my personality. I took to Pinterest to see what I could find and sure enough during my search a cute idea popped up. The idea I saw was actually for a crate that is probably 3-4 times the size of my little crate, but it didn’t matter I was going to make it work.

I went to work in design space to design the words I wanted to add as well as the leaves, pumpkins and acorns. I picked my colors and started my project. I wanted to start off by staining the wood. It took me several different stains before I decided I wanted a brown as none of the others looked right. After staining I used three different colors to accent it with. Once all my paint was dry I cut out my vinyl items on my Cricut and applied where I wanted them. As for decorating the inside I pulled out my stored decorations and added a couple small pumpkins, acorns and pine cones along with some berries and straw.

Personally I think they turned out adorable looking. I have a lot more Dollar Tree DIY items in my future. Check out my Instagram @afwhite14 for more of my designs as it’s easier to post there than here on the blog.

Crate before!

Fresh baked pies…PUMPKINS…Hayride – sounds like a great fall day!