October 17, 2010

Chair Decor

I've been working so hard on my Halloween decor that I neglected my Fall decor. 
Since we're hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house, I decided to get started before it's too late.

My grandmother gave me a ton of old fabric not so long ago. So I dug through the mounds of fabric and I found this long piece of brownish golden fabric. 




I started unraveling it and I decided it would be perfect to tie around the dining room chairs. So I cut 6 pieces all the same size (I didn't measure them) to fit around the back of the chair. 

I knew I had to add something extra to the center of the tie. I decided to use two pieces of raffia. 
I matched both ends of the raffia together to measure the same length.



Then I connected the bottom ends to the top ends.



I cut the opposite end that formed a loop. Repeat this step until you've reached the size that works for you.



Take a piece of the cut raffia and use it to tie the other pieces together forming a bundle.

Now, embellish the bundle!


I wanted the option to use these in places other than on the fabric so I added a bobby pin to the back with hot glue. I didn't want the bobby pin to show so I added a piece of fabric with Fabri-tac.







Attach your piece of fabric to wherever you choose and pin on the embellishment.

You could use anything as an embellishment...acorns, pine cones, miniature scarecrows, etc. You could also use ribbon instead of fabric for the chairs.
This is just the beginning.....I have so many more ideas so stay tuned!

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22 comments:

The Autocrat: Haley said...

OOOO I love this idea! Looks really fabulous too!

Cris @ Goodeness Gracious said...

How cute! I just love this idea!!!

free indeed said...

Wonderful idea! I'm not hosting Tday this year, but will catalogue the idea for other seasons as well.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Wonderfully and cleverly done! You have a good eye for stylish combinations. Kudos!

Becolorful said...

Yay, someone else that likes to decorate their chairs. :)
Love it.
Pam

Melissa said...

This is great!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

What a cute idea! Come link up to my party memakingdo.blogspot.com

Donene said...

What a very clever idea and it looks so great on the chair! Thanks for your nice comments!

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

Such a simple idea and yet it simply looks gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring me to create!

Jenny said...

What a great idea! I've never thought to decorate my chairs -- genius!
Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog - made my morning!
I'm your newest follower :)

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

Looks great! I love the idea.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Beautiful! I should try this for Thanksgiving :)

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Sooo cute!! I love the images! Great job!

clare's craftroom said...

How clever I love it !

the cape on the corner said...

wow, that's a great idea! loving the acorn one.

i know, chicken pot pie...i was SO thinking chicken pot pie! that is spot on, but i have it so infrequently that it's something different entirely.

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

What a cute idea!
Thanks for linking up to Craft Catwalk! Hope to see you again next Tuesday :)

Katie said...

I love how festive these are! Super easy and a great way to dress up the table for dinner! Thanks for linking up @ SewWoodsy.blogspot.com!

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

Such a cute idea.

Thanks for linking up.

~Sandra
sawdustandpaperscraps.com

Mandy [Mandipidy] said...

This is a really cute idea! Love it! :]

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

That is a great idea! I tried decorating last Thanksgiving for dinner at my parents house and failed miserably! I also love the newspaper project above too, way cute!

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

That is a great idea! I tried decorating last Thanksgiving for dinner at my parents house and failed miserably! I also love the newspaper project above too, way cute!