Today I’m going to give you a lesson on being open to taking things in a different direction when you have to. ’Cause I’m all about giving life lessons and making the world a happier place with rainbows and kittens and skin tags that magically disappear with the wink of an eye.
I went to The Dollar Store in search of rag rugs the other day. I wanted to make a specific craft out of some rag rugs. But alas … the rag rugs were no more. No more rag rugs at The Dollar Store. So I continued to wander the aisles looking for baskets I could use for handing out eggs to people. No trip to The Dollar Store should ever be wasted. And no one should ever be wasted while at The Dollar Store. See? Yet another life lesson for you. No extra charge.
As I meandered up and down the aisles of the happiest place on earth, I stopped dead in my tracks. My jaw went slack, drool dripped down my chin and I started to hear Gregorian Chants. Once I realized I was the one singing the Gregorian Chants I wasn’t so freaked out and I snapped back to reality.
There in front of me were a cheap crafter’s dream item. I swear to you beams of sunshine were flowing out of them.
So … I changed direction. No more tears over the lost rag rug craft. I had fluffy orange pillows on my mind.
Car Wash Mitts!!!!! $2 each.
Remove from packaging.
Fold cuff back.
Cut cuff off by removing stitches with stitch ripper or scissors.
Lay 2 car wash mitts out.
Fill with whatever kind of stuffing you have on hand. Feathers, batting, dust bunnies etc.
Then … you either hand sew the two mitts together (which is what I would do) orrrrrr if you can’t’ sew, just attach them together with stick on velcro tape! You could also hot glue gun the 2 sides together.
Stick one section of the tape to the outside of one mitt, and to the inside of the other. Then carefully line them up and stick em together.
If you chose to use the velcro option keep in mind you’ll see a bit of the seams in the centre of the pillow. Plus … your pillow will be more decorative than functional ’cause it’ll be crunchy in the centre.
And there you have the Ta Da.
Yes. I’ve made pillows for my house out of car wash mitts. I’ve reached a new low. And with $4, some batting, a bit of thread and the willingness to change direction … you can too.