Wednesday, September 30, 2009

{a new project of a frightening kind...}

This super cute idea, was the brainchild of my Mother-in-law, Frances.
She is crafty and creative like that! :)

Anyhow, last night she sent me home with instructions and supplies, to complete this project for her. She wanted "no sew~gluegunned pillows" similar to the ones I made in {this} post.

She purchased 3 pillows, like the one above for $2.50 each at a local "five n' dime" store, along with the orange shower curtain, which was $5. I now have plenty of fabric/curtain left over for other projects or 3 more pillows of my own. She suggested the fabric covered rings could be used for napkin rings!
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Below,
The pillows will be used outside on a settee, so she wanted them encased in plastic bags.
A friend made the "BOO" letters on a cricut machine, using the vinyl/adhesive sheets.

Note: The letters wouldn't stick on the shower curtain very well, even though it is fabric, so we glued them in place with fabric-tac glue. I'm afraid an iron would "melt" the fabric, so letters placed with wonder-under probably wouldn't be an option either. My suggestion...letters traced on black heavy felt and then glued in place.
And ~Voila~
A frightening sight to behold...B.O.O. Pillows!
I know, I know, these are too cute to be scary!
Thanks to Frances, for the great Metamorphosis idea,
transforming these pillows! :)
I may just have to make a set of these for myself!
For more "Metamorphosis Ideas," please visit
I'm also linking up to a super cute blog I recently found,
Be sure to go on over for more great FALL inspiration!

For even MORE DIY Projects, visit Kimba, at A Soft Place to Land!

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This past Summer, the post mentioned above highlighting my front porch and "no-sew pillow project" was featured on a wonderful site, Front Porch Ideas and More, you can check it out {here}. :)

~Rhonda

58 comments:

southerninspiration said...

Adorable, Rhonda...I am sure Mil was pleased as punch!

suzanne
I'm off to check out that site you mentioned....

Amelia said...

What a wonderful idea...looks so cute...the orange really pops against the black.

Nancy said...

OOH I love them...they are too cute!

Darlene said...

How CUTE!!! Those turned out great and sound easy!!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my goodness Rhonda! The orange Boo pillows are beyond precious! Fabulous idea! ~Beautiful and fun.

~Happy Fall! ~Melissa :)

ceekay said...

Absolutely darling!

Beverly said...

Rhonda, I love these. Wow! They are so bright and colorful. Great idea and great job.

Monogram Queen said...

I seriously think you should sell those or, er I have a birthday coming up and Halloween IS my favorite holiday. Just sayin' ;)

Kathy said...

Well, how cute is that! You're so clever! Have a perfect weekend...
Kathy

The Berry's Patch said...

Great idea. Those are adorable!!

onlymehere said...

This is what I love about the way you decorate. You always pay such attention to the little things and the details. Your mother-in-law must be incredible with decorating too! Love these pillows!

SmilingSally said...

Your MIL is certainly a creative lady, and you are a good worker. Hey, you got some FREE decorations! I love those yellow flowers right next to the pretty bench. What a nice welcome.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this, Rhonda!!

I enjoyed catching up with all your beautiful Fall decorating. I lost your link when I went .com!! I'm taking it with me, and putting it on my list!

onlymehere said...

You shouldn't say that unless you mean it Rhonda bz if we get a good tax refund the first thing I'll do is give you a call and come stay at that beautiful Lake house! You just made my day. Yes, it's been busy but I've got a few posts in the works. I just need to finalize them. I better enjoy it now though bz after December we'll have one less person living here and it's going to be sooooooo lonely! Sniff, sniff.....but it will all be good. He's doing the right thing for the right reason so somehow his old mom will survive the two years! Me

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Those pillows are just:

"BOO-itful"... :)

Thanks for sharing this cute idea.
Thanks for visiting me!
Warmly,
Deb :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I had to read the post I missed and become a follower :)
Your home is very lovely and when it's on the tour...many people will also tell you and they get to see it in person.
Thanks for the pumpkin in the photo idea too.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I love these pillows!!! What a great idea for outdoor pillows. And thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.

Mary of Front Porch Ideas said...

Rhonda, you're so nice to mention our site on your blog again. I love the B-O-O no-sew pillows you made for your mother-in-law. Just fab. Dave and I are having an autumn porch decorating contest over at our site and would love if you or your blog readers would check it out: Autumn Porch Decorating Contest. Thanks so much, Mary

Mrs. G said...

Oh my gosh, those are so cute. They look adorable on your bench. Hope you have a good weekend.
Hugs,
Sue

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Soooo cute....great idea! She is a keeper. cherry

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Rhonda! Those turned out SO cute!

Love it...

XO,

Sheila :-)

The DIY Show Off said...

Hi Rhonda! I'm so glad you added your creativity to the Fall Fesitval! It's nice to "meet" you! I LOVE the pillows! What a great idea and so cute! I think I need BOO pillows too! ;) Great job!

Have a great day!

Roeshel

Happy Nester said...

Your pillows look great!

Shelia said...

Hi Rhonda! Oh, what precious pillows. You're absolutely the most creative one!
Thanks for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Sue said...

Hi Rhonda- Thanks for visiting. Glad I could be of some inspiration to you. That IS the name of the game with this little meme, isn't it? *grin*
How cute did your pillows turn out! A shower curtain, no less... This cricut machine seems to be the latest rage around for crafters. I've never seen it in action.
:-) Sue

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

Whoda thought?
A shower curtain... Brilliant!

Sheri said...

Okay those are so great!!! I want some on my swing!

http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-great-pumpkin.html

pk said...

Now THOSE are absolutely adorable! Can't tell you how much I like this idea. Great job!
pk @ room remix

Mimi said...

Oh, those are so cute! They would really dress up my black wicker porch furniture...no?

Beckie said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

Melissa Miller said...

Hey Rhonda,
Thanks for telling me about the hummingbirds. That is so neat!
I sure hope they come back here the lil' cuties. We sure do miss them.

I feel soooo much better these days I can't even believe it! Thanks for the sweet words of encouragement. I like to walk in cooler weather too. It's so much easier. ~Whew!

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

susan said...

Rhonda-These are so cute! I am going to have to "study up" on your pillow making techniques-I hate to pay to have one made! The BOO turned out darling!

Sherri S said...

Oh I LOVE them! They look so bright on the porch. Great job.

Denise said...

What a great idea, these look so cute. We have a shih tzu named Boo :-)

Denise said...

What a great idea, these look so cute. We have a shih tzu named Boo :-)

Mama Thompson said...

Thanks for visiting my blog...I LOVE those pillows...what a great idea!

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Neat pillows! How fun you have other crafters in your family :o)
cindy
(ps: I'm having my first giveaway, feel free to stop by!)

Leanne said...

I stopped reading and went ans used some fabric I had.... I made me some pillows!!!

LOVE the porch! That was the cutest idea, to have "BOO!"

Jill said...

Wow! Those are so cute. This is one of the most creative uses of a shower curtain that I've ever seen. Nice work!

Jen said...

The orange shower curtain is TDF! Super cute cute cute!

Southern Fried Gal said...

Oh my word - those are TOO stinking cute! I will probably have to borrow this idea in some capacity! Thanks for stopping over and for your input on my door bucket question! Happy Fall!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Too Cute!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Very Creative, love your blog too! Cindy

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Those are cute! Love the BOO!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love this! It actually matches the project I put up on the link ~ a framed BOO.

Mandi @ Finding Home said...

I want to make these right now! So cute! I love the idea of keeping the pillow in the plastic bag since they will be outside.

niartist said...

TOOOOOOOO Cute! I love them, and I want them! :) LOL!!! Great job!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

It has been nice catching up on all your posts. Your home looks so pretty dressed up for fall. You have so many great ideas.
Have a wonderful day.
denise

onlymehere said...

Rhonda: I'm glad you stopped by! It gave me a chance to come back and see those "boo"tiful pillows once again! Okay, okay, that was corny but I think the fever killed many of my brain cells! Anyway, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I feel much better today though and hope to have something to post soon. I seem to be busy but nothing is really blog worthy right now. I think I bored most of my blogging buddies to death a few weeks ago! I'm glad that you're still on life support though and coming back to see me. I haven't heard anything about the kids lately. Is David still in one piece and up to his daredevil antics? How's the gentleman farming coming this time of year with Kevin. Is he about done harvesting? Did the peanuts come on already and you had your fill of boiled (it was boiled wasn't it?) peanuts? I love your down South stories about your food and traditions! How's Ashley doing? Is she driving yet? Take care and I'll talk to you later! The boss man says I have to go back to work (today it's Larry bz I actually have a full day off, yay!). I'm secretly plotting how I'm going to redo Travis' room when he leaves. Having that project going is going to keep me sane the first few months he's out. Sigh....I'm really going to miss that kid but at least I know he's doing the right thing. :)

onlymehere said...

Okay, this is sad. Do you notice that my comments are always 5 times as long as anybody elses?! I need to learn to quit talking so much, LOL!

Vee said...

They really are too cute! Great to find you here as the last few times I've been here, which have been too few, you've been off being busy. Love all the autumnal touches in your home, too!

Tricia Anne said...

Cute cute cute! I love it!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

MotherhoodFilm said...

I really enjoyed looking around your blog! What great ideas!!
*Eliza’s blog*

Fifi Flowers said...

VERY cute project!!!

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Such cuteness!! Love it! Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Hello Rhonda~ The B-O-O pillows are perfect on the settee. The color really pops. This idea would be great for Christmas too.
It was pretty creative to use the shower rings as napkins rings.

What a find... that brass fan screen was. I would have grab it too. I love all the intricate details.
I've really got to get some decorating accomplished. In the spirit of the Halloween season, I have managed to polish off a bag of candy corn that I was suppose to use for a photo shoot. I did have an accomplice...my hubs who made the trip to the store to buy the candy corn.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Pearl said...

How clever of your MIL ... and of you, for executing this wonderful idea!

I'm Lovin'
the CUTE
B
O
O

pillows!


I think you should make yourself a set of them with the leftover material... Hope you're doing well, Sweetie ... and enjoying this wonderful Fall Season!
~ hugs ~
Pearl

The DIY Show Off said...

Giving you a highlight in tomorrow's Fall Festival! :)

Roeshel