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Halloween Eye Chart Pillow & Printable!! {plus file sizes to print it BIG!}

7 Sep
Chevron Halloween Eye Chart Pillow
You may know this about me —
I am a Halloween fanatic.
I get so excited when Fall hits!!!halloween eye chart printable chevron

I have loved seeing eye chart projects lately and I thought it would be so fun to make one for Halloween!! I made a Halloween Eye Chart Pillow for this spooky season, and then, just for fun I made a printable to share with YOU!
halloween eye chart pillow
{and.. scroll down to the end to get the FREE **Printable** Eye Chart Files!!}
To make the pillow, this is what I did: 

5 steps
  1. I created the eye chart in my Silhouette Studio program.
  2. I flipped the lettering so that it was backward.
  3. I printed out the lettering on Heat Transfer Paper.
  4. I ironed the lettering onto white canvas.
  5. I cut out the chevron material – 1 inch longer in width and length than the pillow form.
  6. I pinned the lettered fabric to the chevron front panel and used a zig zag stitch to sew the pillow together.
the printable halloween eye chart
Now I have a fun little pillow for this Spooky Season!!
And — I made a printable version to share with you!
All you need to do is click on the download button and you can print off a copy for your home.
And I included a little chevron just for fun!!  
You can choose between Orange or Grey.

Here’s the orange version:
Halloween Eye Chart (Orange) tatertotsandjello.comhttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/63514716/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-677ctilhaxlvaatko74
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And here’s the grey version:
Halloween Eye Chart (Grey) tatertotsandjello.comhttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/63514492/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-1h0ly3xto1b9dkjqn564
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PLUS, I have also included a way to print these off BIG!!
Here is a link to the .JPEG files — so you can send these down to Costco or similar and get them printed out in a BIG size!!

The one I printed fits PERFECTLY in an Ikea 19 3/4 x 15  1/2 frame (IKEA Ribba (200.783.33)). You can send the file down to Costco and they can print it up THE SAME DAY. It cost $6 to print!!!


Here’s the full collection of PDF printables, hosted on Scribd.
  Just click the download button to download the PDF. If you’re going to print these at Costco or some other photo processing shop, you might prefer to use the .JPG or .PNG files, linked below the Scribd files.

 Note that there are five (5!) versions. The first is a “fancy” version that includes all of the classic eye chart numbers and frippery.

The two 8.5 x 11 ones are above, and here’s the PDF version of the “fancy” one in 8.5 x 11. After that I’ve linked all the sizes in PDF, JPG and PNG.

Halloween Eye Chart 8.5×11 (Orange Fancy) tatertotsandjello.comhttp://www.scribd.com/embeds/64132723/content?start_page=1&view_mode=list&access_key=key-vdv2d2vpuflpt7e1672
(function() { var scribd = document.createElement(“script”); scribd.type = “text/javascript”; scribd.async = true; scribd.src = “http://www.scribd.com/javascripts/embed_code/inject.js”; var s = document.getElementsByTagName(“script”)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(scribd, s); })();

If you don’t want to use the scribd links above, you can download the PDF versions to print at home using these links:
8.5×11 “Fancy” Orange PDF
8.5×11 Orange PDF
8.5×11 Gray PDF
(Bigger sizes won’t work for PDF)

 If you’re planning to print these at Costco or another photo printing place, I recommend you use these JPG files. Warning: they’re huge files, especially the ones for the large frames.
8.5×11 “Fancy” Orange JPG
8.5×11 Orange JPG
8.5×11 Gray JPG
Big Frame Orange JPG
Big Frame Gray JPG

 And if the JPG files aren’t working for you, you can also use these PNG file links instead. Warning: they’re fairly large files, especially the ones for the large frames.
8.5×11 “Fancy” Orange PNG
8.5×11 Orange PNG
8.5×11 Gray PNG
Big Frame Orange PNG
Big Frame Gray PNG

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***Coming up tomorrow — my Halloween Wreath {there might be some chevron and glitter involved, just sayin….}

PS — It’s
Autumn and time to think about Fall get-togethers, Tailgating and
Autumn revelry. Here are 19 of my favorite Fall Centerpieces that I am
spotlighting at The New Home Ec 🙂
 

Get your Fall party on!!

And be sure to check out Eighteen25’s Halloween Spooktacular – where I shared this project originally. It’s such a fun party!! 
xoxox


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Stenciled Pillows {tutorial} — New Martha Stewart Decorative Paint Line!!

22 Aug
Last week I came home to a big box of craftiness!! 

 It was the new Martha Stewart Crafts Decorative Paint Line. And let me tell you – this line has things that have never been available before!! 
For one thing, the colors of this line are beautiful — 160 colors to choose from, in all sorts of finishes: Glitter, Pearl, Satin and High Gloss!!

I love this idea — there are special applicator tops that convert paint bottles into tools!! So you can add your paint to the bottle and then screw on an applicator top and you are ready to stencil without having to keep dipping your roller in a paint tray. Not only is it convenient but it also saves on materials and clean up!!


And my favorite thing might be the revolutionary Spray Paint Kit that lets you turn any Martha Stewart paint color into a spray paint.

{What??? Yes, it’s true!!!} 

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this. I am not going to be boxed into a project just based on the limited spray paint colors that are available at the hardware store. Now I have 160 colors of spray painting options for projects. This is genius!!

Plus, there are really cool mediums like Chalkboard, Gilding, Glow-in-the-Dark, Etching, Metal Primer and they work on all crafting surfaces including
wood, metal, glass, ceramic, Terra-cotta and fabric.  PLUS,  it’s
indoor/outdoor safe and  is dishwasher-safe when used on glass. And it’s non-toxic, so it’s safe to use around your kiddos. Amazing!! 

 Just think of the project possibilities – the sky’s the limit!! 

I was on vacation when my package arrived, so I only had one day to play with the products, but I am SO excited to try out all of the different products in this line.

And the stencils are FAB!!

I made a few different pillows for my new Kitchen Makeover.

Stenciled Pillows Tutorial:

 

  • Measure your pillow form and add 2 inch to the width and length of your pre-washed fabric.
 
  • Add Paint and Fabric Medium to Roller Container.

  • I found the trick was to roll the paint on and then use the smaller sponge to smooth the paint over the fabric. This smoothed the paint and made the surface even. 
  • Then, once the painted dried, I ironed the pillow fronts to “set” the paint. This makes the paint washable.
  •  The last thing I did was I sewed the pillows together. And guess what?? I made my first zippered pillows. So fun!! A tutorial on that coming up soon!! 
 

I also made two other pillows using Martha Stewart supplies. The first was I made over this star pillow. I used the Spray Paint Kit. It was incredible. It works just like regular spray paint!! It is a little pricey — so save your 40% off coupons 🙂 **I have a link to a coupon at the bottom of this post.


Then I used one of the special brushes to make lines on the pillow. I love that it looks hand done!

 

And the last pillow I made I added rows of ruffle fabric and stenciled the word “Family” with another of the Martha Stewart Stencils.

I had such a ball experimenting with this new Martha Stewart craft line, brought to you exclusively by Plaid Crafts. The product is available at Michaels stores in the US and
Canada starting the last week of August. You will love all of the possibilities this new line will bring to your creative projects!!

**Here is a link to a 40% off Michael’s coupon

All opinions are 100% mine.
Full post disclosure here.
And, there are so many wonderful tutorials using this line coming up in the next two weeks from dozens of creative bloggers. I can’t wait to see all of the fun projects!! Be sure to check out the ones today from: 
Have a Wonderful Day!! 

And if you want more information, here’s a video from Martha demonstrating this line:
xoxo

PS — If you want to win some product from this new Martha Stewart Craft Paint line, some giveaways will be coming up. I’ll let you know about them. So stay tuned 🙂

10-Minute Refashion Makeover — from Tube Top Dress to Ruffly Skirt!! {tutorial}

5 Jul
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It’s Summer and the weather has finally started to warm up in Utah, which I am THRILLED about!

I love Summer and my favorite thing to wear around in the Summertime is comfy cotton skirts and flip flops. I was shopping at Kohl’s a few weeks ago, and I saw some little tube dresses. I wasn’t sure if they were dresses or swimsuit coverups, but I loved the navy and white stripes and RUFFLES of one.

I know I can’t pull off a tube dress, so I wondered if I could turn it into a skirt! 

 And for $8 I thought – why not try!!

too short
I stopped at the fabric store and picked up a $2 roll of elastic, and 10 minutes later – I had a comfy, stylish new summer skirt. 
I am so pleased with it!!
before
Here’s what I did to transform the tube dress into a sassy summer skirt: 

wide elastic
  • I took the elastic and wrapped it around my waist and cut the elastic.
pin it
  • Then I folded the tube part of the dress over on top of itself and sewed it shut at the bottom. I left a 3 inch section open so I could thread the elastic through.
thread the elastic through
  • I threaded the elastic through the open part of the tube and brought both ends together through the 3 inch seam. Then I sewed the two pieces of elastic together with my sewing machine. Then I sewed the seam shut.
after
And that is it!! In 10 minutes you can go from a short, revealing tube dress to a more covered up skirt. And I really think the skirt is cuter and easier to wear while chasing kids around for the summer.
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Here are a few other Summer Refashions:

Giant Flower Bag

$5 Anthro-Inspired Shirt Refashion

Nautical Ruffled Necklace

Anthro-Inspired Nautical Necklace

$4 Anthro-Inspired T-Shirt Refashion

20-Minute Sweater Refashion

Have a Fabulous Day! 

xoxoxo

PS –I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!

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10-Minute 4th of July Shirts!! {tutorial}

29 Jun

Here’s a fast and easy way to make some 4th of July shirts for your kids — or even yourself this year!! 

I actually made these last year but the night before the Fourth {that’s how I roll} — too late to blog it. And my younger daughter grew out of her shirt, so I made her a new one to wear this year.

I used old shirts and scrap fabric, so this project also ended up being FREE. Yay!! I love a free project!! 

And it seriously takes 10 minutes of your time to make. I also think you could make these shirts for boys — just use more boyish material. Maybe plaids, denim or flannel material? 

Here’s what you do:

 

  • Cut out the flag shapes. I made mine 6 inches wide by 4 inches tall. And the smaller one is 2.5 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall. 
 
  • Pin the shapes on your shirt.
  • Sew the shapes on the shirt. I used a zig zag stitch to go around the squares, and then a straight stitch to go across the bigger square to make the stripes. 

And if you are wondering how the fraying will look. Check out my older daughter’s shirt — it has been washed probably 20 times and held up great!!

And, if you don’t sew or don’t have a sewing machine, you could do this and use double-sided fusible interfacing. You can buy that at Hobby Lobby or any fabric store.

Now you have some festive shirts for the Fourth. 
And you can take the money you made and spend it on sparklers – lol! 
xoxoxo

PS — We have a cute Hometown Parade just up the street for the Fourth with a carnival and then we have a BBQ. What are your plans this Fourth of July?

10-Minute 4th of July Shirts!! {tutorial}

29 Jun

Here’s a fast and easy way to make some 4th of July shirts for your kids — or even yourself this year!! 

I actually made these last year but the night before the Fourth {that’s how I roll} — too late to blog it. And my younger daughter grew out of her shirt, so I made her a new one to wear this year.

I used old shirts and scrap fabric, so this project also ended up being FREE. Yay!! I love a free project!! 

And it seriously takes 10 minutes of your time to make. I also think you could make these shirts for boys — just use more boyish material. Maybe plaids, denim or flannel material? 

Here’s what you do:

 

  • Cut out the flag shapes. I made mine 6 inches wide by 4 inches tall. And the smaller one is 2.5 inches wide by 1.5 inches tall. 
 
  • Pin the shapes on your shirt.
  • Sew the shapes on the shirt. I used a zig zag stitch to go around the squares, and then a straight stitch to go across the bigger square to make the stripes. 

And if you are wondering how the fraying will look. Check out my older daughter’s shirt — it has been washed probably 20 times and held up great!!

And, if you don’t sew or don’t have a sewing machine, you could do this and use double-sided fusible interfacing. You can buy that at Hobby Lobby or any fabric store.

Now you have some festive shirts for the Fourth. 
And you can take the money you made and spend it on sparklers – lol! 
xoxoxo

PS — We have a cute Hometown Parade just up the street for the Fourth with a carnival and then we have a BBQ. What are your plans this Fourth of July?

Fast and Easy Pleated Ruffle Ottoman Slipcover {tutorial}!!

27 Jun
Fast and Easy Pleated Ottoman Slipcover!
Chevron Slipcover Tutorial

I recently ordered this pretty blue chevron material fabric.com. 
I love the color because it can go in almost any room in my house.
chevron ottoman and pillows
I bought this ottoman at a discount store about 15 years ago and for the past 5 years it’s been sitting in my basement, waiting for a makeover. So I decided to give it a little facelift with my new fabric.
ottoman before
This was my first slipcover project, and I kind of made it up as I went along. 


Here’s what I did:

  • The first thing I did was I measure the top of the ottoman and added 1 inch to the width and the height.

  • Then I measured the width of the sides of the ottoman and left about 2 inches for the pleated ruffle.
  • I drew the picture on a piece of paper with the measurements. I am a visual person and this is the best way I could figure this project out.
  • Then I cut out the top of the ottoman and all four sides.
top and sides inside out
  • I sewed the sides of the ottoman onto the top of the ottoman cover.
sew on the top and sides of the slipcover
  • And then I sewed the sides up. I made the seam allowances as small as I could because I was afraid I wouldn’t have enough room to fit the cover over the ottoman.
sew up the sides
  • Luckily the cover turned out to be the perfect size once it was sewn. 
 

  • Now I turned my attention to the pleated ruffle.

sew the ruffle
  • I measured the circumference of the ottoman and added 150% to the total. Then I measured 5 inches high and folded the material so that the ruffle was 2.5 inches high. I sewed the ruffle and then ironed it so it was flat.
pin in 6 sections
  • Now the next step is how you get the ruffles to be even. Take your huge circle of ruffle fabric and pin one section to one end of the ottoman cover. Then take the opposite side of the ruffle material and pin it to the opposite side of the ottoman cover. Do this on all four corners. Then do it again in between each section — so you have eight sections pinned.
     Now you have an even amount of material in between each section so when you make your pleats, all of the pleats and the number of pleats should be the same.  Now take the ruffle fabric and make 1 inch pleats every inch or so. And this part of the slipcover is tedious, but so worth it once you are done!
pin in 1 inch sections
  • Once the ruffle was pinned, I sewed it onto the inside of the slipcover.
pin in 1 inch pleats
 And then I was done!!

I just love my new slipcover. It totally transforms the look of the ottoman – totally updating it!!

chvron ottoman cover
And, just for fun – I made a couple of matching pillow covers.
They look so good in my living room. And, they would also fit in perfectly in my bedroom too!!
chevron ottoman

xoxox

PS — We made it home this morning. 22 hours on planes and in airports and we’re home sweet home!!

Have a Happy Day!! 

 PS — I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!

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Fast and Easy Pleated Ruffle Ottoman Slipcover {tutorial}!!

27 Jun
Fast and Easy Pleated Ottoman Slipcover!
Chevron Slipcover Tutorial

I recently ordered this pretty blue chevron material fabric.com. 
I love the color because it can go in almost any room in my house.
chevron ottoman and pillows
I bought this ottoman at a discount store about 15 years ago and for the past 5 years it’s been sitting in my basement, waiting for a makeover. So I decided to give it a little facelift with my new fabric.
ottoman before
This was my first slipcover project, and I kind of made it up as I went along. 


Here’s what I did:

  • The first thing I did was I measure the top of the ottoman and added 1 inch to the width and the height.

  • Then I measured the width of the sides of the ottoman and left about 2 inches for the pleated ruffle.
  • I drew the picture on a piece of paper with the measurements. I am a visual person and this is the best way I could figure this project out.
  • Then I cut out the top of the ottoman and all four sides.
top and sides inside out
  • I sewed the sides of the ottoman onto the top of the ottoman cover.
sew on the top and sides of the slipcover
  • And then I sewed the sides up. I made the seam allowances as small as I could because I was afraid I wouldn’t have enough room to fit the cover over the ottoman.
sew up the sides
  • Luckily the cover turned out to be the perfect size once it was sewn. 
 

  • Now I turned my attention to the pleated ruffle.

sew the ruffle
  • I measured the circumference of the ottoman and added 150% to the total. Then I measured 5 inches high and folded the material so that the ruffle was 2.5 inches high. I sewed the ruffle and then ironed it so it was flat.
pin in 6 sections
  • Now the next step is how you get the ruffles to be even. Take your huge circle of ruffle fabric and pin one section to one end of the ottoman cover. Then take the opposite side of the ruffle material and pin it to the opposite side of the ottoman cover. Do this on all four corners. Then do it again in between each section — so you have eight sections pinned.
     Now you have an even amount of material in between each section so when you make your pleats, all of the pleats and the number of pleats should be the same.  Now take the ruffle fabric and make 1 inch pleats every inch or so. And this part of the slipcover is tedious, but so worth it once you are done!
pin in 1 inch sections
  • Once the ruffle was pinned, I sewed it onto the inside of the slipcover.
pin in 1 inch pleats
 And then I was done!!

I just love my new slipcover. It totally transforms the look of the ottoman – totally updating it!!

chvron ottoman cover
And, just for fun – I made a couple of matching pillow covers.
They look so good in my living room. And, they would also fit in perfectly in my bedroom too!!
chevron ottoman

xoxox

PS — We made it home this morning. 22 hours on planes and in airports and we’re home sweet home!!

Have a Happy Day!! 

 PS — I am linking up to these fun parties – check them out!

The DIY Show OffBCD 125giveawaysTidy Mom I'm Lovin It Fridays