Prepare to have your socks knocked off! Our contestants were given Riley Blake fabrics to use in round two and MAN! They came up with some amazing projects. If you would like to win a box of the same products used in this round, go enter the Play at Home giveaway! There will be two winners!
Now on to the projects!
My project is a fun little hand towel project using the Riley Blake fabric bundle I got in the mail. The colors were some of my favorites in lime green, navy blue, and gray, so I thought I’d use those fabric pieces and ric rac to create an easy and pretty hand towel for a bathroom or kitchen.
I had the white hand towel on hand from JoAnn’s, so I attached the ric rac to the top and the bottom of the towel area and then created cute little flowers with the fabric with buttons in the center of each. This would be a fun gift to make as a housewarming present or to match your party decor for your next party–you could even make them seasonally for gifts!
Few things make me happier than creating and displaying a new wreath. I love the pop of color and cuteness they add to the front door! But, wreaths are hard to store, especially since I am short on storage space. So with that in mind, I took this rounds materials and created a Summer Sampler Wreath! Not only does this save on storage space and money, but using the materials given to us from Riley Blake Designs I made a wreath that can be used throughout the summer!
The first thing I did was wrap a foam wreath form in strips of the the large polka dot fabric and added a green polka dot fabric bow (isn’t it cute on its own?). Knowing I wanted to be able to use the wreath again-and-again throughout the summer, I made interchangeable add-ons! Using these add-ons, the wreath is decorated for Father’s Day (cute cassette tape fabric tie and sign), the Fourth of July, Summer Sports (doesn’t the sign look like turf?!), and Summer Fun in the Sun! I attached brass thumbtacks from the dollar store to the back of each add-on, so I can change them out and keep my wreath form in perfect shape! I think my wreath addiction is filled for the summer! Hope yours is too!
Any momma with little ones knows the pain of dealing with stained clothing. Its an inevitable part of having kids and one that I’ve finally found a solution for! My daughter recently had one of her brand new tank tops go through a load of laundry that contained my son’s red shirts. You can guess what happened next… Ugh.
To cover up the new bright pink stain, I used the gorgeous Riley Blake fabric and trim we were sent as part of this awesome competition. The layers of yummy ruffles, bright patterns, and girly touches really speak to my daughter’s personality and I love the uniqueness of how the tunic turned out. It’s for sure something we won’t see any other little princess wearing around the block!
This week’s project was fun (Riley Blake fabric!! Yes please!) but a huge challenge. The fabrics they sent us were different colors than I would typically put together and were unique cuts that made sewing them all together a challenge for me. But a fun challenge and I am happy with the results.
I made a small ruffled baby dress which in truth was going to be a shirt but ended up turning into a dress as I sewed. Perfect for summertime or could be great even in the winter with a pair of leggings and a sweater over it. So much fun to make! And I especially love the little bows on the corners. and who doesn’t love polkadots and chevrons? Fun fun fun! (And yes, I can give you a tutorial after the competition ends.)
So, I promise I did use the fabric that was sent to us although (in spite of getting all kinds of fun patterns) I decided to paint the plain grey swatch. It sort of felt like I won a prize from an art gallery but chose to decorate my own canvas instead. Even better, since I was jazzed (high from fumes?) after spray painting the frame, I brilliantly thought I’d make a freezer paper stencil and use the spray paint on the fabric too. NO. Badbadbadbad. But a crafting miracle was bestowed upon me and I was able to salvage it by hand painting everything. Big relief since I thought I had just ruined the ONE thing I definitely needed to use for this project.
I added a shelf to this Salvation Army frame (which can also be hung on the wall), and I made my knobs. In a perfect world I’d be able to buy some vintage style Anthropologie knobs and be awesome, but those are expensive (just one of them costs more than this whole project) so I made my own out of push pins, paper, and those flat glass pebbles. The Mason jar for my rings is a stand in until I can find a tiny bowl to put there. Now I no longer have to use the “detangle-as-needed” method of jewelry storage and I’ll probably be on time for my next date with my husband.
As soon as I saw what was in this week’s package I new exactly what I wanted to make. One look at the fabric and all I could see was ruffles! I love the colors and patterns and could just see it all coming together in a wave of fun and funky-ness for one lucky little girl…
I started with a twirly summer halter dress full of those layered ruffles. I used the ribbon and buttons to accent the waist–totally wish there was enough fabric for one in my size! Then I added a few just-for-fun accessories. An elastic headband with a flower from a few scraps and another button and then a pair of barefoot sandals. SO loving this week’s challenge! Can’t wait for some warmer weather and a chance to show off this cuteness!!!
I present my DIY Pottery Barn inspired tile board. I really enjoyed this project tremendously, by far it had to be one of my favorites and I’m in total awe of it! I took the fabric that was sent and made rosette push pins and magnets. I also turned the buttons that riley blake designs sent and turned them into magnets. I made a few extra with buttons I had laying around. I covered 3 cork tiles with fabric, one of which is the grey fabric that was in our package! I made a stencil for the “Pin it” board and painted the design on the cork tile. There are 4 cork tiles, 3 magnetic, all of which you can write on, and 2 wood tiles for a clothes line. Using some of the scraps I had left over I made a banner for decor. I think its a great addition to any family’s home, office, or kids room. And why pay $420.00 for something when you can make it for a fraction of that price!! I think it is even better than Pottery Barns. 🙂
Aren’t the projects all so FABULOUS again this round?!?! Holy cow, you guys! I am loving all of the creativity that each of the contestants showed. It is going to be a tough decision for you to make, but ya gotta do it! Choose your top 3 favorite projects that you think should move on to the next round and vote below! The voting will be open until Sunday night at 10 PM MST. The results will be posted on Monday. The last round was a close race for some of the contestants, so every single vote counts! Good Luck Contestants!