I am a dedicated stalker of Michelle from Decor and the Dog. I love that girl. She has been my 'blog mentor' since I started this blog not long ago and has really helped me get my blog up and running. I'm sure I would have quit by now without her! With that being said, she told me if I didn't participate she would stalk me and she probably wouldn't be my blog mentor anymore. So. Here I am. All for Michelle. ha! ;)
OK! Now that all that's out of the way. I'm excited to share my project with everyone! I was inspired from this photo I found on Pinterest:
You know, it's so easy to sit around a table on Thanksgiving and talk about what you're thankful for. But when March comes around and I find myself complaining about my wardrobe and unfinished kitchen, and car that's not as nice as my neighbors etc, that's when I need a little extra help. Lots of people are sitting around with a lot less than what we have and are completely content. I wanted to make something that could remind me to have a thankful heart all year long! So I went to my favorite place to get some inspiration. Target! After I stopped by Starbucks to get a Salted Carmel Hot Cocoa, of course. I have an addiction. And I need help.
Anyway. I found this super cute placemat. I have a crush on the color grey. In a room full of colors my eyes always head towards grey. So I just knew I had to have this one! Although, I wasn't planning to use it for a placemat.
So I made THIS!
Have you seen the price of decorative pillows?! Yeah. Me no likey. This bad boy cost me 6 bucks. The placemat was $3.99 I bought some cotton batting for the inside for $2.00. I used some stensils and old cream paint we had leftover from our bedroom project. Seam ripped one short side after the paint dried and sewed it back up after I stuffed it with the batting.
|It helps when you have a cute project manager!|
This is what I came up with:
I wish I would have used a little more batting, but I ran out and was too lazy to get anymore. I still like it though! So when March rolls around and I'm not feeling as thankful as I should, I'm hoping seeing this pillow may give me a little boost.
Hudson's feeling more thankful already!
Thanks for stopping by my little ol blog! I can't wait to go check out all the other projects! :)