1. table runner turned headboard/decor:
i purchased a small dowel rod from my local craft store [Hobby Lobby, i think!] and also split it in half. next, i made a seam along the non-flower end wide enough to fit the dowel in. then, i simply nailed them to the wall! [i did not want to use string or anything; i used the rod to keep the top from bowing].
***side note: just before making this, a friend gave me her sewing machine solely for scrapping. i wanted to sew on pages, and did not think i would use it on clothing! however, once i thought of this project, i knew i could make a seam...
as you can tell, this was CLEARLY my first time sewing!! haha! i even texted my grandma [an avid quilter] a picture of it so she could have a great laugh! she admitted it was not too terrible...
so there it is! a grandma-approved first attempt at a seam! :)
now, get to the discount store and get yourself a table runner to alter!
2. scrap paper canvas art:
as an avid scrapper [well, i typically have more IDEAS of scrapping & crafting than actual scrapping!] i cannot recall how i came across this idea, but after i decided our room accent color would be green, i sifted through my scraps. this resulted:
the canvases i got at a yard sale for A QUARTER EACH! i used modge podge for the first time [wish i would have seen this first: homemade mod podge!] didn't turn out too bad, but i did learn not to put them together for storage until they are completely dry!! [notice the edges...whoops!]
for fun, here is my favorite canvas...it turned out the best, and i think the colors are the most vibrant. [the other two scraps were already 3x3 squares of paper...the circles i cut myself with the Martha Stewart Crafts Simple Circle Cutter which was a gift from a friend].
so now, get those scraps on your wall instead of in the drawers or on your craft table or in a shoe box or in a vertical file...haha you get the idea!