Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Playing With Chenille

I picked up this chenille bedspread at a yard sale back in the fall. It had a few thin spots, but was in pretty good condition. I think I only paid $2.00 for it. I just loved the blue and white. My thought was to use it in some crafty way.





When my daughter was home over the holidays, we were looking though my stash of stuff and she immediately loved it too. So I told her she could do whatever she wanted with it. Right away she knew she wanted to make some rosettes in blue and white. She does make the best rosettes. Then she cut some strips of the fun white dots and wrapped them around foam forms and created a few wreaths. Super cute and so simple!





Don't you love the rosettes?








Megan loves garlands and bunting. We made the longest one ever for her wedding!







Fortunately, this one was much faster to make. Megan cut off a strip of chenille with the scalloped edge. Then she hand stitched a thread through the top of it and pulled slightly to create a bit of a gather. Then I machine stitched a matching blue seam binding along the top edge to finish it off.








How cute would this look in a baby boy's room?








Just a few fun little projects we worked on together. The best part was just hanging out having a craft day! And there's still plenty of chenille left for a few more projects.





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49 comments:

Karen said...

This is precious! I love the rosettes. I've always had a thing for chenille. I guess the memories from the old bedspreads at my grandmother's house.

Chrissie said...

That wreath is so sweet! How nice to be able to spend time with your daughter doing something you both enjoy!

NanaDiana said...

I LOVE that wreath with the perfect rosettes~...what a perfect use for an old chenille bedspread...and the banner is cute too...LOVE her wedding banner!

The best part though, I'm sure, was spending the day with your daughter. Hugs- Diana

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

oooh i love the bunting!

mapleandmagnolia.com said...

Sharon, that wreath is so pretty. I love the texture of chenille and that was the perfect project for it!

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

I LOVE that wreath! it's beautiful!
gail

Mika said...

Beautiful! You are very talented!
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Mika

The Frosted Gardner said...

Very sweet. I love wreaths and banners. Everything looks better wtih a wreath and a banner!

Red Gate Farm said...

Oh wow, I love both of those projects... I have a couple of chenille blankets/spreads that I'm going to have to try at least one of these projects on... the garland would be adorable for the vintage theme baby shower I'm planning for my niece.

Thanks for ideas,
Chris

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love those old chenille bedspreads. I had one on my bed growing up. I love what y'all made with that one. Thanks for linking up this week.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love chenille and I've had my eye out for an old spread for awhile now. No luck yet but I'm still looking. Reminds me of growing up. Gosh, and to think my mom probably just got tossed all our old spreads!

Allison said...

Awesome! That bunting is adorable! Thanks so much for linking up!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

How fun that you and Meagan got to hang out and craft together over Christmas! The wreath is so adorable! The bunting isn't for any little baby boy in particular, now it is??? :) Just checking!!!

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

Sorry, I spelled Megan wrong! :) BTW, I love seeing pics from her wedding~ looked like the perfect day!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Cute rosettes! What a great idea. I love the bunting too~so sweet.

Olive Cooper said...

I love the wreath and these bedspreads are still somewhat easy to find.

Debra@Common Ground said...

So cute!! who could imagine all the fun things to create with ONE bedspread? Have you seen the fabric pumpkins made from chenille? they're just darling!
Thanks for joining the party!
hugs,
Debra

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com said...

oh wow - love the rosettes. How clever !

Vanessa@Southern In My Heart said...

That is so darling! The talent runs in the family for sure! I love the bunting and agree that it would be adorable in a nursery. Thanks so much for sharing this at the party this week!
Vanessa

Kathy said...

Lovely creations...and what a wonderful way for the two of you to spend a day together crafting!

Grannys Attic said...

How beautiful... great time spent with your daughter. Thanks for sharing. I have a old yellow bedspread. Might have to give it a try. Maybe to use at Easter. Blessings, Vicky

StepThruCrazy said...

I love the texture! Awesome!

House Revivals said...

The wreath is so cute! Very creative. You all got a lot a mileage from that bedspread! I love garlands, too. For my son's bon voyage party to the Navy, his girlfriend and I made miles of bunting from thrifted red and blue clothing to run along the fence. Thanks for visiting House Revivals -- I am following you back. Love your blog, can't believe I hadn't found it before!
~Amanda

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love this post! What great repurposing, so charming! Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

Happy VTT,
Sally

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

I love the wreath!

Miss Sandy said...

Those would make darling nursery decorations! The rosettes are so lovely.

Cheryl said...

Great transformation! Can't beat the price either.

LambAround said...

Your little banner is my favorite! You have me thinking about all the fun possibilities for this :)


If you get a chance tomorrow or Sunday, I'd love for you to link this up to my Not "Baaad" blog hop!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

So cute! Now you gave me a sweet idea for those "cutter" chenille spreads.

-Danielle

C'est Magnifique said...

How cute is that?! I love both the little wreath and the banner, great job! I love those old bedspreads too and you sure got a good deal at only $2.00!!

Tania

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

How darling!Love the wreath and how cute it came out and the banner is adorable! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

Grannys Attic said...

That is so beautiful! I love chenille! Thanks so much for sharing, Vicky

Ethnic Girl Fun said...

very pretty!

Meg said...

Wow, how beautiful! I love chenille and you put it to good use. The banner is terrific and the wreath--awesome!

Holly said...

I do love chenille...this is such a pretty wreath and bunting (I LOVE that wedding bunting...do you have a tutorial/post for that...I would love to put it on my wedding blog.)

Jenni said...

This is so SO cute! It is so original, too. I haven't seen a chenille wreath before, and I am truly loving this idea. :) Those rosettes are so sweet, and I love how they include the blue from the bedspread. Great job! The bunting is also adorable, and looks so pretty where you hung it. :)

I hope you are having a great weekend! :)

Blessings,
Jenni
belle & sparrow @ {beautiful nest}

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Elizabeth - Super sute ways to repurpose the fabrics! I love the bunting - super cute! Hope you have a wonderful week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love the wreath! I have quite a stash of vintage chenille spreads just waiting for transformations. That wreath has inspired me for at least one project! lol

Thanks for linking to the party!

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Deb said...

I just love chenille Sharon and those wreaths are super cute! Thanks so much for the blogger award too! I really appreciated it...just a little behind in my blogging lately! ~Deb~

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

The chenille has such a wonderful texture and adds a lot to your wreath. Thanks for linking up to "AMAZE Me Monday" blog party. You're the best!

Jenn Erickson said...

Sharon, the wreath and bunting are positively beautiful and charming! I've seen a lot of wreaths, but never before have I seen one done in chenille! It's so original and so whimsically executed! I love it! It looks like you've already had a lot of activity linking up this post, but if you're still willing to share, I'd be honored to have you link it up to share with my readers tomorrow for my "A Little Birdie Told Me..." linky party. Kindly, Jenn

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

adorable!

pk @ Room Remix said...

What a fun and super cute way to repurpose the bedspread (and it has great texture too)!

Diann said...

This wreath turned ut so cute. great redo job.

freckled laundry said...

That wreath and bunting are just too beautiful. Yes, it would be perfect for a baby boy's room! Love the way you appreciated & reused something that might have been tossed if you hadn't came along. Thanks for sharing with air your Laundry Friday!

Jami

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

The rosettes are adorable.

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Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The wreath and rosettes are fabulous. Your daughter needs to do a tutorial on how she made them. I've tried but mine never look this good.
Hugs,
Sherry

Jenn Erickson said...

Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful chenille projects on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17. I'm still so smitten with that wreath! I hope you'll come back and join this week's party.

Jenn Erickson said...

P.S. If that lovely garland is any indication, it looks like the wedding was a beautiful one!