Nifty I Made it Monday

I know that you all have seen me use a lot of this fabric collection lately
It is for my craft room that someday you all will get to see instead of
the bits and pieces as I make them I hope you all enjoy.

the bottom of the curtain is red to match the red strip but the camera didn't like it red I guess
Ignore the yarn holding up the shear I broke the curtain rod and haven't replaced it yet

Thrifty Nifty Thursdays

I found this at the goodwill I got 2 of them for less then a dollar a little work and they will be just like new
this is one of them halfway through the transformation sorry I forgot to take before photos but be on the
look out for a tutorial using these chairs.

Thrifty Nifty Tutorial Tuesday Recipe Holder

Thrifty Nifty Tutorial Tuesday
Recipe Holder

I have been promising a craft with the lid to the popcorn bucket that was made into the trash can and here is it.

I have been seeing
these recipe card
holders every were
and that sparked
this idea.

Material Needed

One popcorn tin lid
Spray Paint
Easel (I got mine at the Dollar Store)
Decorative items for Magnets

Start with you lid and spray paint it to the
desired colored

When dry set lid on easel and add your decorative

Below are some ideas for magnets and uses other
then recipes.

Recipes with yoyo Magnets

Use to hold important Business cards and notes.

Use it for Photos

Use it for project ideas and patterns

Button Magnets

There are many ideas and uses Please feel free to share yours we would love to here them these are just a few of mine.

Nifty I Made it Monday

Sorry I haven't posted in a while Life just got in the way but we are back on track now.

This weeks Nifty I made it Monday is our front door transformation. This is our temporary door till I find the perfect antique door so
ignore all of the door knobs it came with the house that way.



Thrifty Nifty Thursday

Todays find comes from Hobby Lobby again
I love that store!
$.80 is all this little jewel cost me.
Then I took Scrap scrap fabric
and made the apron.

Nifty I Made it Monday

Last week you all got to see the dinning room table that I refinished and saved from the trash so today I decided to show you the rest of the room

Thrifty Nifty Tutorial Tuesday Pin Cushion

Thrifty Nifty Tutorial Tuesday Pin Cushion

Materials Needed

Poly fill
Cap (I used the lid to bathroom cleaner but a hairspray cap or spray paint cap would work also)
Scrap Fabric
Glue Gun


Step One
Cut a circle slightly bigger then the bottom of your cap.

Step Two
Glue Circle to the bottom of cap and up the sides

Step Four
Measure a piece of fabric for the side making it slightly longer and about 1.5 inches taller. Hem the bottom edge of the fabric.

Step Five
Glue the hemed piece of fabric around the sides with the hem towards the bottom.

Step Six
Tuck the excess fabric inside and glue down.

Step Severn
Fill cap with poly fill.

Step Eight
Cut a piece of fabric about twice the size of the bottom piece you cut. Sew a loose running stitch around this piece.

Step Nine
Put a ball of poly fill in the middle of the fabric you just sewed.

Step Ten
Gather the fabric around the poly fill And tie off.

Step Eleven
Glue the piece you just made into the cap

Step Twelve
Add your Embelishments and pins and you are good to go

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Thrifty Nifty Tutorial Tuesday Chair Recover

Welcome to Thrifty Nifty Tutorial Tuesday

Todays tutorial is on chair recovering for beginers.

The Materials Needed:

  • Fabric (enough to cover the seat of your chair with extra for securing it)

  • Trim (enough to go around the seat of the chair)

  • Spray paint (if changing the color of the chair)

  • Upholstery Foam (if desired)

  • Glue gun

Step 1

Remove the seat of the chair usual by removeing some screws in my case there were four of them.
Step 2

Spray paint chair if desired.
Step 3

While chair is drying remove the old seat covering and remove all of the stapples. I used screwdriver and a pair of neddle nose pliers to do this.
Step 4

Hot glue the upolostry foam onto the seat of the chair.
Step 5

Hot glue the fabric onto the chair by placing the fabric on the table right side down. Then place the chair seat on top of foam down. Bring the edges up to the bottom of the seat an glue them down. Starting with one side then doing the side across from it. (note you may also staple the fabric to the chair)
Step 6

Folding the corners please refer to the following photos it is hard for me to explain.

Step 7

Continue folding and glue till all four sides are complete this is what it should look like:

Step 8

Glue your trim to the underside of the chair Seat.
Step 9

Screw the seat back on the chair and you are done.