I knew at the very least, the chairs needed pillows. A few weeks ago I picked up these 4 placemats at Kroger (yes Kroger!) for $0.67 a piece.
I have been dragging my feet on making these pillows, because I knew it would involve sewing. I am still a novice at sewing, so it scared me a bit. BUT - what did I have to lose? If I messed up my $0.67 placemats - no loss, right? I didn't have any pillow stuffing in the house, but I did have some old ugly brown pillows that were sitting in a closet. So I ripped one open, and repurposed the guts.
I pinned the placemats together, sewed them up, stuffed 'em, and low and behold - I had pillows!! I did it!! LOL.
Quick and easy, sure - I was so proud of myself!! But they still needed something - they needed BURLAP!
I grabbed some scrap burlap that I had, cut them into squares, and stitched them around the outside to prevent fraying. Then, with my Cricut, I made a number stencil out of contact paper - 74 and 85 - because my house number is 7485. Using contact paper makes it easy - just cut around the stencil and stick it down where you want. Then I just painted the numbers.
The last step was to hand stitch the numbers onto the front of the pillow. Once I was done, I was in LOVE!!
The porch still needed some more stuff - so I grabbed some odds and ends from around the house, and voila!!
I was on a roll, so hubby and I ran out to Home Depot and bought some hanging plants too. Here's what it looks like all done:
Ahh...we have already spent so much more time out there! It's so relaxing, right? Not bad for $2.68 and some stuff I already had around the house!!
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