arts & crafts.

by @according2kelly on June 24, 2008

i originally bought the oilcloth to make a table covering for kitchen table. i figured it would be perfect of all sorts of arts & crafts projects with the kids, nymcn & just about any other time i might need to protect my table. unfortunately i forgot the one rule i remember from 7th grade home ec: measure twice, cut once. maybe it was because i was cutting at 2 am, maybe it’s because am i’m blonde, maybe i actually just measured wrong. whatever the case may be, i ended up cutting my fabric way too short – it would never fit my kitchen table. so i had to figure out something to do with all this oilcloth. and then i spied my patio table, with the boring green chair cushions that we inherited, along with the table & chairs, & inspiration struck. so i whipped up a new tablecloth (& when i say whipped, i mean cut it to size), & then sewed up some matching seat covers. i love the buttons smack dab in the center, which help the pillows gather & poof in all the right places. thanks carrie & chelsey for that brilliant idea. now i just have to host s summer bbq, & show off my newest creations…. look for an invitation coming soon to a mailbox near you..

13 comments
Sara Christine
Sara Christine

What ridiculously cute cushions! Great job turning a spoiled tablecloth into a hot hot hot patio accessory! :)

Polly
Polly

Very cute! I love making something out of nothing or a mistake and having it turn out great! very creative and crafty.

The Grahams
The Grahams

oh i love that fabric and it looks way cute on that table and those chairs!

the mama monster
the mama monster

so cute! i need to make one too. we got some cute ikea patio furniture and i don't want it to get old fast, i think this would be perfect. i didn't make a baby gown yet becuase i have been sick, fat and pregnant... i have the desire, i just lack the energy.

Wendi
Wendi

A pioneer woman and crafty.I simply can not compete.

Traci
Traci

What a fun idea! And nothing went to waste! I bet you will throw one mean party too!

L.A. Prep
L.A. Prep

Love them, you are so talented! I am impressed & jealous.

TONYA
TONYA

I'm intrigued with this oil cloth business, another bloggy friend posted some furniture that she used oilcloth on too. I'm going to have to investigate further.Your project looks fabulous.I gave you a bloggy award today so if you want you can hop on over and collect it :)

jess @ lost button studio
jess @ lost button studio

My husband made a metal and concrete patio table and I need to make some oilcloth seat cushions for it. I never would have thought about the buttons. So cute!

pjmomof3boys
pjmomof3boys

See, you're so much craftier than me! I would've just used the oilcloth to cover me up as I curled in the fetal position on the floor and cried.

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