Mar 5, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Decorations Tutorial

Happy March! I am loving simple felt crafts these days. You, too? Cool, here's an easy shamrock garland.

You'll need:

  • 2 4" x 12" pieces of thick or stiff green felt 
  • sewing machine 
  • needle and green thread
  • white yard and a big needle 
  • scissors 
  • gold bells or white puff balls

Step 1

Place felt pieces together and stitch a 1/4" seam along the 12" side 

Step 2
Open up pieces and flip around to make the shape of a heart. Pin and stitch 1/4" along the 12" side.

Step 3
Cut your tube into 1/2" pieces to make several hearts.
Step 4
Place 3 of the hearts together with the bottoms staggered.  Sew them together at the "stems" with the green thread. Thread Yarn through the middle heart.
Step 5
Alternate shamrocks with gold bells or white puff balls and tie over mantle or onto a wreath.

To make the Irish Blessings sign I used:

A blank plaque from Hobby Lobby with some Sharpie markers and

A cardboard letter "C" from Hobby Lobby. I painted it white and then used my inner kindergartner to make a rainbow with Sharpie Markers.

I took off the black ribbon that came with the plaque and attached the "C" rainbow to the back.

The garland hangs from an old mirror turned wreath. Read about the transformation here and here.

I brought back the green pillowcover that I upcycled from a plaid shirt.

And that completes the look.

Thank you for stopping by the Vintage Sheet Blog today. I hope that you have a wonderful St. Patrick's day. I already celebrated St. David's Day on March 1st. 

Feb 21, 2015

Happy Birthday Free Chalkboard Printable

It's my birthday Monday so I'm sharing a birthday themed chalkboard printable.

Two years ago I hated birthdays but now we are at least on speaking terms. I'm taking the day off work to get a pedicure and then go to Disneyland with my friends. How bad can that be?

I'm using my birthday as an excuse to make another fun chalkboard printable using one of Hannah's backgrounds and Picmonkey. I decided to use the New Testament this month for my text. I chose James 1:17 which reads,

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."

James Chapter 1 has some other pretty awesome verses. I love these:

"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him." (verse 5)

"But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. "(verse 22)

Download this printable for free HERE.

This year, instead of making wishes, I'll go strait to the source. Thank you so much for stopping by the Vintage Sheet Blog today. You can also download my Christmas and Love printables.

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Feb 10, 2015

9 Things to Make with a Pink Pillowcase

It's time for a pink roundup. Here are 9 things that you can make with a pink vintage sheet or pillowcase.

Most of the items come with a tutorial. To learn more and pin,  click on the links below the pictures to visit the creators' blogs.

I love making baby items from thrifted pillowcases and sheets because they are so soft. I love this little baby skirt from thrifted sheets. Amanda's tutorial makes it really simple.

Baby Shower Skirt Tutorial

This romper is so cute, I could scream! I love Erin's tutorial for this baby romper from a vintage pillowcase. I need my bff to have another baby girl so I can make one. Sewing for babies is so fun.

pillowcase romper

I like to make party decorations and favors that can be treasured for years. I threw a Pretty in Pink baby shower for my bff and made this bunting with new and vintage fabrics for the party which now hangs in her little girl's room.

These are the fun mini pillow and pillowcase birthday party invitations that I made for my niece a few years ago. The girls loved them so much that they kept them for their Monster High dolls. Most of the party decorations and favors were made from a single vintage sheet.

Mini pillow and pillowcase tutorial

Sometimes craft supplies can be really pricey and they are mass-produced boring. It's so inexpensive and much cuter to make your own supplies. Learn from Melissa how to make ruffles out of vintage sheets. 

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My name is Heather and I am addicted to bias tape. I love it! Stephanie makes really cute buntings and other things wither her own homemade bias tape from vintage sheets.

Vintage Sheet Bias Tape

This is a fun warm weather top on the Colletterie website. She used a new cotton fabric but I think a pink vintage sheet would work perfectly with this top. While you are are there, check out all the amazing patterns for beginning sewers.

Sorbetto Top Pattern
This is another cute pink warm-weather top, This cutie is made from a pretty pink floral sheet.

Cute pink top

I like big bags, I cannot lie. This rag style diaper bag is so precious. Donna has a really cute matching quilt, too.
Super Cute Quilted Rag Style Bag
I love this quilted tote made from leftover quilt fabric. Love using those scraps. And, it has pockets!

quilted bag

These handmade coasters are a great way to keep water rings off of your table. They would also make a great little gift. There is a very easy tutorial from Ashley Ann.

Vintage Sheet Coaster Tutorial

Making quilts from vintage sheets just makes sense. This is the sweetest pink vintage sheet quilt. I love the ease of a quilt made from strips.

pretty pink quilt
I love this pink quilt too. It's a bolder pink but still very girly. Click the link to see some other very pretty quilts from Amanda.

Another awesome pink quilt

I love using thrifted items to make pillow covers. Throw pillows are such an easy and fun way to change up the look of a room. I love Leah's Holly Hobby pillow cover. It totally reminds me of my childhood.

Holly Hobby Pillow Cover

I think Karoline's apron was one of the first things I pinned with my Vintage Sheet Blog Pinterest account 3 years ago. I just love the layers of vintage pillowcases.

pillowcase apron
I love aprons so much. This one from Terry is so amazing. I just love everything about it.

Vintage Pillowcase Apron

Finally, I'm going to end with a pink 10 Minute Apron. I love the pink roses. Come to think of it, all 3 of my favorite pink aprons have roses. Hmmm.

10 minute apron
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