My new phase in crafting is drop cloth canvas. You know the canvas drop clothes that can be picked up at the local hardware store that are used to cover the floor when painting? It makes a great (and very inexpensive) way to cover and remake items for a shabby chic look. I started first making a slip cover for one of my chairs in the living room. I've now moved on to recovering some throw pillows I picked up at the thrift store.
I first washed both my drop cloth and the pillows before starting my project.
I then gathered my supplies:
- Thrift Store Pillow
- Canvas Drop Cloth
- Helmar Fabric Glue
- Helmar Craft Glue
- buttons in varying sizes and colors
I started by making an envelope covering for the pillow.
I decided to go with a large flower motif on the front and cut a couple of petals from cardstock to use as a pattern.
I traced and cut out eight large and six small.
I want the edges to have a worn look, but don't want them to fray completely over time so I did a little sewing around the edges of each petal with my sewing machine.
No more sewing now I promise ;) I took Helmar Fabric Glue and placed a little line of glue down the bottom center of each petal and pinched together.
All my petals are finished and I started gluing them to my pillow top with Helmar Fabric Glue.
Here is the pillow with all the petals glued in place.
For the center I decided to cluster some colorful buttons that will match my bedroom decor - where this pillow will eventually find it's home. I started with a few of the larger buttons and placed them on the pillow with Helmar Craft Glue. I kept adding buttons until I was happy.
Here is my finished pillow.
I'm very happy with the outcome and because of the Helmar Fabric and Craft Glue the embellishing was finished in no time at all and is completely washable.
Hmm. . . now how will I finish those other couple of pillows . . .
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. If you want to see any more ideas about creating with drop cloth material you can check out my pinterest board I started as well as drop by my blog. I'll be sharing more drop cloth projects as I get them finished.
Happy Crafting, Nicole.