5 Fun Projects You Can Work On Using Excess Fabric

Brighten up your home with these charming and inexpensive pieces

Photography: Button Face Co and Smile and Wave

Whether you’re into crafting, sewing, or you simply adore fabrics in different styles, we’re sure you have extra rolls and scraps hidden in drawers and cabinets. Instead of leaving them to gather dust, you may want to experiment and work on simple projects. The bonus? These are functional, too! Get started with these five ideas:

1. Bed Skirt

If you have an extra flat sheet at home, you can use it to create a simple pleated bed skirt that will surely make your bed extra comfy. Get your sewing kit ready and spend a day working on your piece.

Click here for the step-by-step guide.

2. Table napkins and placemats

Does your dining table need a bit of sprucing up? Craft your own placemats and see how it can transform your nook. Don’t hesitate to mix and match patterns—go bold with colors and styles! Just make sure the dominant color matches the rest of your décor for a unified look. You can use your finished project for a special family lunch or dinner.

Click here for the tutorial.

3. Hot Air Balloon Décor

Add a touch of whimsy to a plain space by creating pieces that would remind you of travel and good times. Sketch the design you have in mind (or follow a template online) on a piece of paper. Trace this onto the fabric and cut it accordingly. Sew it tight and hang it up as part of a cute display. Follow the complete instructions here.

4. Fabric Wall Art

Crafter Mikko Sumulong turned excess fabric into a captivating piece of wall art. Simply wrap the fabric around a canvas, secure it with staples, then hang it on a wall or use it to decorate a plain console table.

READ: DIY Fabric Wall Art 

5. Container Cover

Make chic storage boxes by wrapping them with colorful fabric. You may also secure it with staples or with a strong adhesive. Place your finished projects in the foyer, living area, and dining area as catchalls.

Click here for a step-by-step guide.

PHOTOS: Driven by Décor | Smile and Wave | ButtonFaceCo | I Try DIY | Namely Original

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