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diy throw pillow from placemats

My daughter has a birthday coming up and all she wants is decor for her bedroom. Throw pillows is at the top of her list. Have you priced throw pillows lately? They are crazy expensive! I found these placemats on a shopping trip and thought they were perfect for what she was wanting.

diy throw pillow from placemats how to

It is so hard to tell, but they are a rich gold, glitter and so pretty!

All you will need is placemats, a sewing machine and pillow inserts or stuffing for the inside of your pillow. Pillow forms can also be so expensive. A little trick I use is buying an inexpensive pillow from Walmart and cutting it up. The pillow I used for this was about $3 and stuffed 2 12 inch throw pillows.
Turn your pillows pretty sides together and sew around the edge, leaving one side open. Once you have sewn the sides, you can turn it right side out.

diy throw pillow from placemats, before stuffing, how to

Now you can stuff it as full as you would like. I like mine really fluffy, especially since they have a tendency to flatten out over time.

diy throw pillow from placemats, after stuffing, how to

Once you have stuffed it, you can sew that last side shut. You can do this by hand so that the seams don’t show. I had a pretty thick placemat so this step was sort of hard, but if you are using a regular texture placemat it should be a little easier. There you have some great throw pillows that cost so much less than one throw pillow that is already made.

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Summer Boredom Buster Idea

We are only a couple of weeks into summer break and if I hear “I am bored!” one more time I am going to go crazy!  I have one child that is the biggest user of the word, but all of my kids have claimed to be bored more than once.  For the sake of my sanity, and my children not being sent away to boarding school I came up with this idea.  I had seen it a few years back via pinterest, but couldn’t find it again to save my life!  Oh well, I just made my own version.

The idea is that the child must have done everything on the list before he/she can claim to be bored.  I made it easy to read and will hang it on my fridge so no one can claim to forget.  This week will be the test to see if it actually helps.  I know that not all of the items on my list are pertinent to everyone, but it is a good starting point to help you brainstorm some ideas of your own.  Good luck!  If you try it, let us know how it works out for your family!

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Fathers Day free printable, Dad question and answer sheet for kids Fathers Day Card Free Printable for Kids – Dad I Mustache You A Question

Looking for a fun card to give to your Dad on Fathers Day? This is perfect as a get to know you game with your Dad or just have your kids fill them out before they give it to Dad to see what fun answers they come up with. That is my favorite way to do it.  It is hilarious to hear what little ones say.

Kids can also write a special note on the back telling their Dad what they love best about him, or offering him a “coupon” for the best foot rub ever or a homemade smoothie.  They them be creative and come up with their own special gift just for Dad.

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Say it with a smile –Dental Mouth Openers Game

If you like to laugh till your side hurts. You are going to love this silly game!  You need at least 2 people to play but best with at least 4 people. The object of the game is the get your team or other people playing to figure out what you are saying. You have 60 seconds to figure out what they are saying.  Put the Dental Mouth Opener in your mouth, pick a word phrase out of the bowl and try to say it clear enough for your teammate or other players to understand.  You have 60 seconds  to try and earn your point.

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 What you need to play this game:

Dental Mouth Openers

Box of Kleenex  -because you are going to drool while trying to talk

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