This thrift store flannel shirt turned out to be great investment! I think I paid around $2 for it. It was part of a scarecrow Halloween costume last year and now it’s been repurposed into these 4 easy fall crafts I’m sharing with you today!
1 SHIRT = 4 FALL PROJECTS
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1) COFFEE COZY
- Flannel shirt cuffs
- Coffee cups
This could not be any simpler. Just cut off the cuff of each sleeve and slide it onto your coffee cup! Very cute and cozy for fall!
Cut squares from the fabric based on the size of your tiles. I didn’t want mine to go all the way to the edge so for my 4 in. tiles, I cut the fabric about 3 1/2 in. I bought a huge box of these white ceramic tiles at a yard sale, but you can find these at Home Depot for less than $2 each.
Cover the back of the fabric in Mod Podge and place in the center of the tile. Smooth it out and then add Mod Podge to the top of the fabric as well.
You may want to add a protectant layer since it will be used a a coaster. I was going to try the Preserve It! because I happened to pick up some on clearance, but so far the Mod Podge seems to be enough.
Finally, add felt pads to the bottom so that the tiles don’t scratch your furniture.
3) FABRIC PUMPKIN
- Flannel material
- Large needle
- Heavy thread
- Scissors and round template
- Poly-fil or other stuffing for inside
- Wine cork or twig for stem
Start by cutting your fabric into a circle (I used a large plate as my template). The final pumpkin will be much smaller than your circle so if you want it bigger you will need to make a really big circle.
Next, run your thread in and out all around the edge of the circle. When you finish and pull the thread it should start to bunch up like the second photo above.
Open it back up just enough to fill it with the stuffing, then close it back up and add your stem. I put hot glue around the bottom of a wine cork and pressed it into the fabric. I also added some moss. If you don’t have a wine cork you could use a twig from outside.
4) ACORN PILLOW
- Plain pillow cover
- Flannel fabric
- Heat n Bond sheet
- Additional fabric (I used burlap)
- Acorn template (here is the one I used, but you can search for acorn free coloring pages as well)
You will need to start with a plain pillow cover. I purchased mine at Hobby Lobby. It was $9.99 and I used my 40% off coupon. I found a pattern for the acorn by searching Google images.
First, cut your flannel fabric and your additional fabric (that will be used for the bottom of the acorn) to the approximate size that will be needed. Cut the Heat n Bond in the same way and follow the instructions to iron the sheet to the back side of your fabric pieces.
*Side note- I was so excited to find the Heat n Bond in a full sheet instead of just the strips. This stuff was so easy to work with and you can turn any fabric into an iron on with this!!
Now use your template to trace and cut out the exact shape of your acorn (top, bottom and stem).
Peel off the backing from each piece and iron onto your pillow cover. Add a pillow insert and you’re done!
I think the pillow might be my favorite!
Oh, and I still have about 1/2 the shirt left…definitely worth the $2!
Wow, we’ve almost reached the end of the year but we still have a couple of projects left for Another Girl’s Treasure. I hope you will be back next time to see what I do with these canvas totes!