Monday, July 19, 2010

Picnic Plaid Decor

I have been wanting to change up my outdoor decorations for a few weeks....but life has been so busy, that I am just not getting around to it. Sadly, I just took down my spring wreaths last week and replaced them with some fun summery ones made out of an outdoor tablecloth.
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I picked up an oblong Picnic Plaid tablecloth at Walmart on clearance for $4. I learned from my bench redo that tableclothes hold a lot of potential for crafting. I figure the Picnic Plaid one would be big enough to make two wreaths. I was right...and then some.
I made two wreaths, two pillows with ties to keep them in place,

a new garden flag,
a Fun in the Sun sign {a summer version of this}, and I even had enough left over to make four placemats for the table on our back patio {which we still haven't used because it has been raining every afternoon}.

All of that from a $4 tablecloth!
Have you ever made anything fun out of a tablecloth?!?


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30 comments:

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

I love the door wreaths! And I LOVE a garden flag. I've seen tons of tablecloths on sale lately...time to pick one up! :)

Lyndsay said...

These are all so cute!! Now I just need someone crafty to make them for me :)

Julia said...

I've made a little girl's dress from an antique table cloth. I love all of your great ideas!!!! Those wreaths are wonderful!

Carrie said...

Oh so cute! I've always loved the red checked picnic pattern! I love everything you've done with them especially the pillows! Love it...as always! ;)

Emily said...

The only thing I have ever made out of an old table cloth is a dog bed!! Your ideas are much cuter!

Kelli said...

That is what I call a good deal. Love the plaid and how you linked it all together...it screams summer!

Kmama said...

Have I ever made anything out of anything? Umm, no. LOL

All those crafts are so cute. I love the pillows!!

Alicia said...

Kelli..I love it!!!! It looks so summery with that print!

Stephanie said...

I am speechless!!! You made SO much awesomeness with ONE $4 picnic cover- wow. I really really LOVE your flag!

Laura PARING DOWN said...

I haven't made anything fun with a tablecloth, but you have definitely inspired me. Red checks make me happy!

:) Laura

C.R.A.F.T. said...

fun!! great job and all with a table cloth! come on over and link up to MMM :)

Jenglamgirl said...

SO DANG CUTE KELLI~ LOVE IT ALL! I adore the flag and the cute pillows, but the plaques are so cute too.. HECK its all great, WAY TO GO! HAVE A SUPER WEEK!!!! hUgS, Jenn

Jenglamgirl said...

Hey kell~ I would LOVE it if you linked this up to MY FIRST EVER link party at my craft blog! I would love the support. Hugs, JENN

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I have not ever used a table cloth for a craft, but maybe I ought to start looking for one. :) Love that adorable flag!!! Did you do anything special with those pillows, or will you just have to bring them inside when it rains? I ask b/c I considered making some for my little project, but wasn't sure how they'd hold up outdoors....

He & Me + 3 said...

You rocked that $4 purchase. Super cute. Love the pillows...they look great & fluffy:)

Myya said...

My gosh that is a whole heck of a lot to make out of one tablecloth... & $4 holy smokes!!! What a creative genious you are :)

Miller Racing Family said...

I love anything with plaid and red has always been one of my favorite colors. I love your little garden flag. I am going to have to use your tutorial and make me some of these flags.
Great job on all the summer finds and creations.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

You are so crafty! Everything looks great!

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

What a fabulous and very affordable idea! This is so perfect for these summer months.

hahai.ponce said...

pretty stuff! simple yet beautiful

Nichol said...

I never make anything lol....but this is a cute idea. Love the wreaths!

jay chua said...

Lovely..thats all I can say:)

A good combination of making use of space + outdoor furniture display.

Jay Chua
Publisher, PorchSwingSets.com

Amanda said...

Hi Kelli :) I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the new Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :) My hope is to share many of the fabulous projects I see everyday with the vast CG audience. I hope you will not only stop by and subscribe to CG, but will tell your friends about the new category! Hope you see some traffic from it!

Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/picnic-plaid-decor/

If you would like a "featured by" button, let me know ;)

janadec9 said...

What did you stuff the pillows with, can they stay out in the weather? I bought a clearance tablecloth to do that with about 3 years ago, but haven't figured out how...any help, because your's are GREAT!!!

janadec9@yahoo.com

Suzan said...

All of these crafts are incredible! I have a whole new outlook on tableclothes now! Thanks for the awesome ideas!

Becky said...

WOW! great ideas! I am now on the look out for a cheap table cloth. Really cute blog name.

somedaycrafts said...

Those are such fun projects! I love picnic cloth material!

Chic Creations said...

Very cute! Love the red plaid. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Paula said...

You did a lot of crafting with a $4.00 tablecloth. I love everything that you created but the wreaths are my favorite.

Dana said...

Saw your post on CSI project. These wreaths are just so cute. Perfect for summer. I'm thinking some little ants added on would be funny. :)

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