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Monday, October 3, 2016

5 Easy Crafts From 1 Plaid Shirt

For me the return of cooler temperatures means cozy flannel. I love to add touches of it to our fall home.

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To create  five easy projects you will need some old flannel shirts or blankets.

You may also require scissors, twine, mod podge, a paintbrush and some great leaf printables.

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First remove all of the collars, cuffs and plackets off of each shirt. Set these aside.

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There are so many wonderful things you can make with the large pieces of remaining fabric such as  pillows and napkins. But for this post we will begin by making a falling leaf garland. Simply place the leaf pattern on the fabric, pin in place and cut out a few dozen leaves. 

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Once you have all your leaves cut out you can apply the fabric to the twine with a bit of mod podge. (Hot glue will also work in a pinch.)

The garland can be strung up on mantles, over mirrors, banisters~ anywhere you would like a bit of fall.

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The second project is even easier. Remember the collars that you removed off of the shirt? Simply slip them over your dogs head for a fashionable fall collar.

I used one toddler and one child sized shirt to create the collars for my little men.

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The remaining items can swiftly be transformed into a charmingly cozy fall tablescape.

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Wrap the plackets around vases or votives. Glue in place for bit of happy color.

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The cuffs can be transformed into quick and cute napkin rings.

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Don’t forget the pockets!

Fill them with cutlery, flowers or a wee treasure for your guests.

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The beauty of this table setting is that the colors can change with whatever shirts you select.

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I hope you have enjoyed these five easy crafts.

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Please visit all of the other Fall In Love tours. You can find the links HERE.

Have you fallen in love with fall yet?

Laura

42 comments :

Katie Mansfield said...

I love this. I love plaid. I will be on the look out for old plaid flannel shirts. Your pups are darling. Thanks for being part of our blog tour.

Stacey said...

These are adorable, Laura!! The plaid is so cute and perfect for this time of year. I love the way your mind works. :)

Carole West said...

These are cute - like what you did for the dogs. I just wear my plaid shirt on the farm during these cooler mornings which are fantastic!!

Hope you have a great week.

Carole @ Garden Up Green

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

These are just darling, Laura! I see a trip to the thrift store in my future ;) And your doggies stole the show with that sweet photo! xo, Andrea

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What creativity you've shared, Laura, and all from flannel shirts! I can't wait to try these fun, easy ideas. The pics of your pups just made me smile with how adorable they look.

craftyles said...

Best ideas I've seen in a long time. Looking for those flannel shirts at the thrift store. Love the dog collars. Thanks for the inspiration, Laura!

Laura said...

This is wonderful Laura!
You are an amazing seamstress.

Susan Freeman said...

As someone who is totally mad for plaid, I love these ideas! You are one creative gal and the pups look so adorable in their collars. This is such a fun party!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Bloggymom said...

Those are some great ideas!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, What a fun project for fall that can take you right into Christmas. Love it!! The collars on the pups are adorable along with all the special table touches and the vase. You are amazing. Thanks for sharing and have fun this week touring! xo

Bluesky Kitchen Carol Lander said...

Laura, what a creative idea! I don't have any flannel shirts, but I just might try to find one. I especially love how you used the pickets no cuffs. the dog collars are really cute too. Thanks for sharing on the Blog Tour.

bj said...

Don't we all love plaids..this is adorable

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

What fun and fabulous creativity on your part!
I love plaid and now your pups too!
Thanks for the inspiration, Laura:)
Jemma

thepaintedapron.com said...

Aren't you the clever one! These are all just the cutest!! Your dogs look adorable!
Jenna

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, how fun and cute are these. Love them.

happywonderer.com said...

You really have a great creative eye Laura! Love all these projects. Those colors on the dogs make me smile!

Sarah said...

You clever girl! Each one of your crafts is a great idea. Thanks for sharing, Laura. Have a great week.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

How cute and creative!!

Eilis said...

Wow, Laura, you are truly the most creative person I have been lucky enough to get to know. I'm off to find some plaid flannel shirts now...

Linda said...

You are so clever!! I'm going to do this with some of my denim! Love your creativity! Those dog collars look amazing on your sweet doggies!

Lynn Bean said...

Laura, these are SO cute! What a wonderful idea to add fall to your table and I love the doggie collars! Very original! Thanks for sharing!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Laura, you are so creative! These are the cutest crafts ever! Now, I want to cut up all of my plaid shirts...lol!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is such a fun post...I love all of these ideas! Pinning!

Christine said...

Everything is wonderful but I LOVE THE DOG COLLARS!!!!
They even look like they love them, too! How cute.

Jeanie said...

How easy and how fun. No excuse when you have projects as simply and as pleasing as these!

Cecilia Bramhall said...

So cute Laura! I adore the leaf garland but the collars on the dogs...priceless! They look so dapper in their plaid collars. :o) Too cute!

My thrift store addiction said...

Laura, I absolutely love the banner and the adorable dog collars created from this flannel shirt! So fun & cozy! I would love you to share this at our Vintage Charm party on Thursday! Blessings, Cecilia

Cozy Little House said...

I love your little men! My pupsters would never let me put that around their necks. I do love plaid. But can you believe I still don't have one plaid thing in my whole apartment? I'm so behind. You sure were good about finding ways to use all of that. And to pretty up your home and little men.
Brenda

Audrey said...

You are so creative ... love all the ideas and the collars on the dogs are so cute.

Consider It All Joy said...

What cute ideas, Laura! But those doggie collars are to die for, they are just so sweet! I kept three of my husbands flannel shirts after he passed, I plan to make a small lap quilt however, these are some fun ideas that I may try! Blessings, Cindy xo

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your pups with their plaid collars....too cute!!! I just love all your wonderful plaid projects! So perfect for fall!

Gypsy Heart said...

I love plaid and flannel! It's such a treat to wear a nice, comfy, soft flannel shirt in cool weather. You've really outdone yourself with all the different items you created ~ just beautiful! The dogs are adorable!

Have a beautiful week ~
xo
Pat

Jennifer Schmitz said...

Those dog collars are adorable! I also like the placemat pockets.

Art and Sand said...

Those little plaid pickets are adorable.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love these ideas and of course the dogs steal the show! Happy Fall y'all! Hugs!

Createology said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas from flannel shirts. Your decor is fun and easy to achieve. I adore blog hops and thank you for joining in. Falling into Autumn Bliss...

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Laura, those little collars on your dogs are the cutest little things I've ever seen! I had to drop out of the tour last week, can you remove me from your listing for Friday? thanks.

Pam Richardson said...

Laura, these are the cutest ever! Love your creativity, and the dogs with their collars are precious! Pam @ Everyday Living

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Laura, you are so talented! And, Franz and Rudi! Oh my gosh! I want to squeeze them! They are so adorable! Thank you for sharing such great ideas! Happy Fall Day to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Julie Lilacs and Longhorns said...

Oh my goodness, I LOVE these ideas! You had me at plaid!

Bonnie said...

So clever to make napkin rings out of shirt cuffs and cutlery holder from pockets. Very clever!

Your dogs look adorable with their collars.

Your creativity is always impressive.

The Charm of Home said...

Oh my gosh! Laura the dogs collars are teriffic! Thank you for sharing at Home Sweet Home!