Wednesday, March 31, 2010

For the Home

I wouldn't call it a Tutorial more like "look here's how I did it"

Ever since Christmas my Fireplace has been very bare,{well not bare, full of the random things that get put in places that dont have purpose} because I wasn't sure what to put there. I have always loved Anthropologie's cloth letters but for a price of 14.50 ea it would have cost me $120 to buy my new deco for the fireplace. Instead I decided to make my own, cheaper and more one of a kind.

First I took about 6 different left over fabrics with and with out prints and by hand drew the first letter. I then usd that letter as a guide for all the others to make sure the stayed the same size. You must cut 2 of each letter, a front and a back.

Put the front and the back of each letter right sides in and stitch around the edges, just remember to leave a hole for the stuffing. {also letters like A D P R and so on that holes inside the letter you'll have to sew the hole once it is turned right side out}

Then you'll want to flip it inside out and proceed to stuff it with batting, {i used on older pillow I had laying around}

Use a needle and thread to stitch up the hole.

And Voila!

You may notice I used different fabric on either side of my letters, this way I can flip them around and make them reversible, all except for the N can be turned around for a whole new look!

I would love to make some of these for the kids room, in a pretty soft grey, spelling their names, or spell out the word LOVE in a deep Red for our room but for now this is all for now.
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I also went out and stole a branch from the tree out side and glued little paper flowers on it.
A look that can be done in many different ways, you could paint the branch, wrap it in ribbon, add cloth rosette flowers, the options are all awesome.


Carrie said...

so super cute. That looks like it would take forever! least it would take me forever. Good job.

Anonymous said...

What a neat idea! i love the colors you chose!