Thursday, May 18, 2017

DIY Pottery Barn Napkin Pillow

Did you know Pottery Barn napkins are perfect for making throw pillows? They are 20"x20" and already hemmed, AND they're cheap compared to the cost of a Pottery Barn pillow. A few weeks ago I got to browse around the Pottery Barn store and I found this blue Block Print napkin. Individually, they're $5.95 a piece. I loved the colors and pattern and thought it would make the perfect pillow.

I washed and ironed the napkin and grabbed an old standard pillow we're not using anymore. Standard pillows are 20" wide so I just needed to cut one side off, keep all the filling to make the pillow more full, then stitch up that side.

I hand stitched the napkin around the edges to the front/sides of the pillow following the hem stitch that was already on the napkin. It blended easily.





You can see where I got the napkin here. There's lots of cute Summer prints right now, and lots of other patterns that could work year round like the classic solids and ticking stripes. I love how my pillow turned out!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

I Can Make That! {Pottery Barn Liberty Burlap Wreath}


I was so happy so get my Pottery Barn Summer catalog in the mail yesterday! Definitely looking forward to sunny weather and this helped put me I the mood for Summer. Browsing through the catalog, I noticed this cute Liberty Burlap Wreath and thought, "I could make that!"  


Super cute!

Do you have any summer craft projects lined up? Have a great weekend!

Monday, March 13, 2017

Purple Parisian Birthday Party Part 2/2: Party Games

Welcome party guests! Bonjour!

As guests arrived, they each got a Paris picture to color. The birthday girl had to stay out of the room while they colored, then we displayed their art in our "Louvre Museum," and the birthday girl picked her favorite and the winner got a prize.

Here are the party favors - homemade macarons.



For this party game, the girls were divided into pairs and given random supplies that I had- plastic table covers, crepe paper, balloons, tape and scissors. They had to create ensembles for "Paris Fashion Week." Then they modeled them on the "runway" and everyone voted for the winners, who won a prize.

Another game was constructing Eiffel Towers out of sugar wafers and frosting. It was more difficult than I was anticipating. A few girls made Arch de Triomphes instead. 

Other games we did that I didn't get pictures of were a sheet of matching the French party words to their meanings (from the Fanvy Nancy website), and cup stacking challenges building the Eiffel Tower. 
Overall, it was a successful party and everyone had a great time!
The party was Tre's Magnifique!!! Aurevoir!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Purple Parisian Birthday Party Part 1:Decorations

My daughter requested a purple, black and white birthday party. Using what I had on hand and a few things I found on a quick trip to a few stores, this is what we came up with. The name of the game is simple, folks!





Sources: 
Streamers, balloons, purple plates, chevron candle- Walmart
Metal Eiffel towers- old
Paris Box, purple cardstock, fluer de lis ribbon- Michael's
Purple eiffel towers- Christmas ornaments from Family Dollar clearance
French girl cake topper- Handmade by me
Cake stands- old, Williams Sonoma
Polka dot tablecloth- Handmade by me using 2 yards of fabric
Paris napkins- old, Marhsalls
Banner- free printable from Pinterest


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Updated Little Girls Room






Paint color - Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray 
Quilt - Rachel Ashwell (gifted, old)
Pillow shams - Pottery Barn Kids, Floral Dot (old) and Neon (on clearance here!)
Doll - Pottery Barn Kids (old/Ebay)
Emily & Meritt Plush Cat - Pottery Barn Kids 
Side Table - Family Dollar (old) 
Lamp - Ikea (old, similar here)
Dollhouse Bookcase - Target
Wall Art Prints - Temple and Parade print by Sarah Jane Studios here and here, Heart print by Jones Design Company (old), felt flower frame by Fairly Fabulous shop, pinwheel wreath made by me tutorial here

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our house to yours! ~ Rebecca