When I think of long summery days in the country, one of the first things that pop into my head are big, beautiful sunflowers.
I have been dressing up my front porch the past few weeks and wanted some new throw pillows for my porch swing.
I found these really cute Sunflower Pillows from Through the Country Door but did not want to spend nearly $80.00 for both. I decided to be frugal and make my own.
I started with a 5′ X 4.8′ Canvas Drop Cloth I picked up at my local home improvement store for $5.98.
I cut out 4 large squares of equal size, sewed them into pillows, added zippers and then painted a few cheerful sunflowers on them. I finished by inserting a pillow form into each one.
I painted the pillows with regular craft paint mixed with Textile medium . The textile medium makes the paint permanent, flexible and washable without running.
Simple 4″ kitchen tiles can be transformed into Sunflower Coasters with some glass and ceramic paint found at your local craft store.
Larger tiles can be crafted into Sunflower Trivets for your kitchen.
Some freshly picked sunflowers placed in a vintage milk bottle or canning jar makes for a great country centerpiece. I found these beauties in the floral department of my grocery store!
When warm weather beckons and you want to bring the outdoors in, think sunflowers!
Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you have been inspired.