You know I can't sit still for an entire week without a project going. On Monday I was at TJ Maxx, browsing and killing time when I saw this.
It's an alphabet tea towel. Isn't it darling? I bought the only two they had for $1.99 a piece. They were too cute to use as tea towels, and Owen has been interested in the alphabet and counting recently so I thought, what if I turned them into a pillow for him?
As soon as he saw them he started singing the alphabet and pointing to the letters, so I think I was on the right track.
I put it on his bed. This is where it ended up. I'm really pleased with how it turned out, it's so bright and graphic and educational and cheap!
I think one of the keys to being thrifty and creative is looking at things in a different way. If you see a cute shower curtain on a super sale but you don't need a shower curtain, consider using it for fabric. I've played with chalkboard spray paint quite a bit, and I've seen these wood slices at the craft store and thought "now, what could I make with this?" I never thought to put two and two together! Thrift store china dishes can collect jewelry on your bathroom counter, old frames can become bookcases. See why I can't sit still?
Enjoy the rest of your week. If you have made anything out of something unusual share a link in the comments so we can all see!
Here is Asher drinking from a big boy cup! He is better at it than his big brother.