Fabric covered letters | Popcorn & Chocolate

Fabric Covered Letters

Fabric covered letters | Popcorn & ChocolateMake these easy fabric covered letters to add to your shelf or gallery wall! We had these wooden letters that we bought forever ago thinking we would do one thing with them then another then another… We also bought some fabric forever ago at Ikea (gotta love) that we kept meaning to use as well… Well combine two craft supplies you didn’t need into one and you get these lovely fabric covered letters! Sometimes crafters go a little overboard in buying supplies. But I’m so glad we 1. finally have a use for these crafts and 2. that they came out so good! Fabric covered letters | Popcorn & ChocolateThey are very simple to make and only require a few items that you might already have lying around in your craft supplies closet already. You can head on over to Homedit to see the full tutorial on how to make these fabric covered letters.

Fabric covered letters | Popcorn & ChocolateFabric covered letters | Popcorn & Chocolate

Check out the full tutorial on how to make these fabric covered letters over on Homedit

P.S. Special thanks to my brother for helping out with styling and taking pictures of these lovely letters!

P.P.S. I think these letters would look bomb hung up next to one of our weaves.  Might I suggest a pineapple?

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Thanksgiving no sew placemat

No Sew Thanksgiving Table Runner & Placemats

DIY no sew Thanksgiving table runner and placematsLearn how to make this no sew Thanksgiving table runner and placemats

Thanksgiving leaf no sew table runner

Ugh. Sometimes I really hate sewing. We’ve had our fair share of very very simple sewing projects in the past but neither Rose or I are very good at sewing. Sometimes you can get away without breaking out the ol’ needle and thread, other times not so much. We try to finagle our way out of having to sew anything if we can. Like this Thanksgiving table runner and placemats for instance.

DIY no sew Thanksgiving placemats

It’s a shame because both of our grandmothers were incredible sewers and we both would love to learn how to use a sewing machine butttt in the meantime we gotta stick to our guns and either use a simple running stitch for every single project or break out the glue gun.

Thanksgiving leaf no sew table runner

If you hadn’t guessed by now this project was the latter. We wanted to keep things nice and easy for all you Thanksgiving hostesses. These Thanksgiving table runner and placemats couldn’t be easier. All you need is some plain fabric, some felt, and a handy dandy glue gun. Though, if you are not like Rose and I and actually are good at sewing you could also sew on the leaves.

Thanksgiving no sew placemat

To learn how to make this no sew Thanksgiving table runner and placemats head on over to Homedit

And if you like any of the other decor, check it out here:

1.pilgrim hat wine stoppers

2.wood slab serving tray

3.thanksgiving-themed copper lettered plates

The agate napkin rings are coming soon!

Also, don’t forget to check out our Thanksgiving printables!

DIY Thanksgiving no sew table runner and placemats

Pool float Halloween costume | Popcorn & Chocolate

Flamingo and Swan Pool Float Costumes

Flamingo and swan pool float Halloween costume | Popcorn & ChocolateLearn how to make these simple and fun flamingo and swan pool floats for your Halloween costume!

Flamingo and swan pool float Halloween costume | Popcorn & ChocolatePool float costumes for Halloween | Popcorn & ChocolateThis past summer Rose and I got a little obsessed with pool floats. We went to Cape Cod for a week towards the end of the summer, and we kept seeing people floating around in the ocean in giant swans and flamingos. We needed to be floating around in giant swans and flamingos too. However we didn’t have too many days left to enjoy the hot summer, so we didn’t know if it was worth driving 40 minutes away to buy some floaties.

Long story short, on the last day we were there we decided to get some pool floats in hopes that we would be back to the Cape to enjoy them before the summer ended. We did not get back to the Cape. Our floats sit deflated in a sad pile on the floor, hidden away until next summer. Pool float Halloween costume | Popcorn & Chocolate

Pool float Halloween costume | Popcorn & Chocolate

But, we couldn’t get over all those floaties. I just wanted to float in a giant flamingo! Isn’t that what every girl dreams of?? They were haunting us all over Instagram and Pinterest. That’s when the genius idea of making them for Halloween costumes popped into my head. What better way to spend Halloween then floating in a sea of candy!

Bird pool float costumes | Popcorn & Chocolate

These costumes are quick and fairly easy to make. Plus, you can customize yours to whatever pool float sparks your fancy – want to be a unicorn pool float? Make a unicorn pool float costume! Want to be a  black swan? Be a black swan! I had my eye on the giant flamingo pool float so I had to go with that but let us know what pool float you would want to be in your wildest dreams.

Halloween pool float costume | Popcorn & Chocolate

If you’re a bird, I’m a bird!

Materials:

  • Fabric – Ours was
  • Beanie
  • Felt in black, white, and whatever beak color you want
  • Stuffing
  • Needle & Thread
  • Plain t-shirt or dress matching the colors of your hat and fabric

img_2396Instructions:

  1. The hat: 
    1. Start by cutting out 2 circles in the black felt and 2 slightly smaller circles in the white felt for 2 eyes. Sew or hot glue the small white circle to the black circle.
    2. Next, layer two pieces of black felt on top of each other and cut out a beak shape: Ours was sort of shaped like a long triangle with a curved hook at the end.
    3. Keeping the two layers of black felt for the beak together, sew together the outer edges using a basic running stitch (refer to this post if you need instructions on a running stitch). DIY Halloween Costume | Popcorn & Chocolate
    4. Flip the beak inside out and fill it with stuffing.
    5. Sew on or hot glue the two eyes to your hat. Sew the beak onto the hat by splaying the outer edges down and use a running stitch. Sewing DIY bird hat | Popcorn & ChocolateDIY flamingo hat costume | Popcorn & Chocolate
  2. The pool float:
    1. Take your fabric and fold it in half along the longest edge (like a hot dog fold). Stitch the edges of your fabric together using a running stitch. Pool float costume DIY | Popcorn & ChocolatePool float costume DIY | Popcorn & Chocolate
    2. Flip the fabric inside out and stuff it with stuffing. Pool float costume DIY | Popcorn & Chocolate
    3. Take the two non-sewn edges of the float and layer one on top of the other and sew them together. You might need an extra set of hands to help hold the fabric in place. Pool float costume DIY | Popcorn & ChocolatePool float costume DIY | Popcorn & Chocolate
  3. Assemble the costume:
    1. Throw on a t-shirt or dress matching the color of your pool float and hat and you are ready to go! Pro tip: Wear your shirt inside out or backwards like we did if you don’t have any without a print on it.

Flamingo and swan pool float costume | Popcorn & Chocolate

And now you are ready to float into a giant pile of candy!

Pool float Halloween costumes | Popcorn & Chocolate

Bonus costume – the swan looks oddly like Olaf from Frozen. Bonus points – if you can balance a pumpkin on your beakSwan pool float costume | Popcorn & Chocolate

Let us know in the comments below what you are planning on being this Halloween!

Flamingo and swan pool float costumes | Popcorn & Chocolate

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