Make : Grow : Thrift

Each Monday you can link to a post on your blog sharing with us something that is handmade, homegrown, homemade (such as a recipe) or recycled/thrifted.

This does not need to be craft or sewing based. This is all about making our lives a little greener week by week.

After a discussion with a friend this week, she got me thinking about the way in which I craft.
I had been wanting to make some new outdoor cushions for home and had seen some brightly coloured vinyl at Spotlight.

This meant that I would be spending an hours round trip in the car and purchasing new materials when I could be using the stuff I already had at home.
So I re-thought my project and this is what I ended up with.

I borrowed from my PVC place mat tutorial and my cushion guest post for Epheriell Designs.
A front panel from magazine pages was created, I then added a pvc layer and attached it to a backing vinyl fabric I had.

When I turned the cushion slip inside out, the paper creased which I tried to iron! This was a task in itself as the vinyl couldn't touch the iron.  I think this could be eliminated if I added another pvc layer to the back of the paper but the creased paper look has actually grown on me. And I think I'll make the others the same way.

 I love the result, and as it was way to hot over the weekend to be outside, it still made a very cushion for my bean chair.

Did you have something that was Made : Grown : Thrifted this week? 
Please share below, we would love to hear about it. 

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Fussy Eater's Mum said...

That's very interesting. I have a few projects on the go and promise to include them as soon as they are finished. Thanks for the inspiration.

trudi@maudeandme said...

I love what you have done. It's ingenious!

Maria said...

What a great idea you had Jodie! I'm sharing another recipe this week.

Megan said...

Great idea! You could make Inspiration cushions. Pinterest cushions!

fabriquefantastique said...

oops, added the wrong pic. It WAS thrifted, but not this week.

Anne said...

Maybe the cushion could be made with an outside seam to avoid turning and creasing ... maybe finish the edges with pinking shears?