Hey Friends! I’m back today with my Décor Enthusiast Girls for this month’s Décor Challenge. Each month we pick a theme or a topic to write about that is related to decorating in some way. You can see all my previous Decorating Challenges HERE.
Today we were challenged to come up with a project using a yard or less of fabric. Well, I have a bunch of those already! Good thing because I spent the better part of last week on a yard saling adventure shopping to help furnish a Habitat for Humanity home for one super awesome and very grateful family, so I will be sharing a few of my favorite DIY fabric projects from my archives!
Trust me there is a LOT you can do with less than a yard of fabric!!
One of my favorites is my Toaster Oven Cover I made out of bleached drop cloth I had left over from chairs I slip covered:
SO super simple to make (I promise) and it looks much cuter than the appliance alone did. Easy to wash too!
Next up, I used almost the very same concept for this little stool I shared recently:
The cover can easily be removed to throw in the wash as well!
How about this thrifty little project, a Fabric Framed Mirror made from thrift store parts:
That was my final March Madness 2015 project and one that I actually kept for my own space. Imagine all the fabric possibilities!
Another fabric project from last year’s March Madness Series is this round basket I covered with fabric:
That was done with the help of hot glue, and was part of the Swap it Like it’s Hot tour where we all swapped thrift store crap to make over. I got good crap. 🙂
Covering a chair seat is a simple way to update a chair and can easily be done with less than a yard of fabric:
This was a $5 yard sale ugly duckling but I had to bring it home because the seat had a hidden drawer…how cool is that? I also like to finish my chairs off with piping. I share the sew and NO SEW methods for making it HERE.
Next up is this dresser makeover, also a bit of an ugly duckling but I had high hopes for it:
Another super easy project I did a couple of years ago using this same fabric was this Ballard-Inspired fabric covered garbage can:
This started as a cheap plastic can from Kmart!
A yard of drop cloth is also enough to make these drop cloth rosettes that updated this oval thrift store mirror:
I just love the shabby look and feel of these rosettes! See my video tutorial for making those in that post.
Or how about updating a lampshade with fabric? Easy to do!
And finally, find a pretty fabric to use as a backdrop for some of your favorite photos. I used this fabric shower curtain I found at the thrift store to cover this bulletin board:
I cut the bulletin board first to fit this pretty frame. Love the combination!
And there you have it! 10 DIY projects to try using a yard or less of fabric!
BUT WAIT…there’s more! My Décor Enthusiast friends are sharing Fabric projects too!
Want to share your own DIY Fabric projects that use a yard or less of fabric? You can!!
Take pics of those fabric projects and share them with us on our Decorating Enthusiasts DIY Forum on Facebook! We created this forum not only so you could participate in our fun decorating challenges, but also so that you have a judge-free zone to share your projects any time, ask questions, and hang out with other creatives just like you!
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing all the details of my amazing trip with GMC traveling The World’s Longest Yard Sale in partnership with Habitat for Humanity!! Talk about a feel-good experience!!
UPDATE: Read all about the details of my awesome yard sale trip with GMC HERE now! 🙂
See y’all then!
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