and after moving two comfy couches into the sun room…it needed some ‘jazzing’ up!
DIY Craft Storage Stand
and had a look to see if I could rummage up something to add a little sparkle and comfort to the outdoor room.
How to make DIY Cushions…using a Potato!
and how to make a DIY Envelope Cushion!
Firstly cut a length of material that is about 2 cm wider than the cushion (wide) and 2 1/2 times longer than the cushion. You should have one rectangular piece.
Then using some fabric paint, I poured some onto an old ice cream lid and cut my potato in two. (I washed and dried the potato to get rid of the starch).
Then simply dipping the cut part of the potato into the paint and pressing it onto the material, I started with the spotty design.
Then…I had fun printing spots, over and over!
2. Then fold your material over the cushion, so that you have one side with a long fold and a shorter one. Make sure they overlap so that when the fluffy cushion is inside, it won’t burst open….(I learnt that one the hard way 😉
3. Pin where the edges are and take out the cushion and sew down both sides. Make sure you do this on the reverse side of the material.
4. Turn the cover inside out …and voila!…you have a cover just waiting for the cushion to be inserted.