So, I'm thinking about writing a book called 101 Projects to Make From a Canvas Drop Cloth. Okay, not really, but it seems like I've done enough canvas projects on this blog to have it half-written. Between my recent Refashioned Jacket, my Coffee Table Bench, & my Slipcovered Chair, I figured--why stop there?
I brought home some of my favorite Starfighter Lilies the other day, stuck them in a vase & thought: "Hmmmm. This really needs something." So, I decided to make a little slipcover for the vase.
Now, I know some of you are slipping into the "She's-got-way-too-much-time-on-her-hands" mode. But, before I lose you completely, you should know I did this project in about 10 minutes while cooking dinner, so I don't even really consider it to be a "real" project. I would classify this as more of a "tweak". And "tweaks" are just a common, everyday occurrence in the life of a person like myself who can't seem to leave well enough alone. Who can relate?
So, for my fellow "tweakers" out there who might like to try this, here's how it goes:
Just take a scrap of canvas in the size you need to fit your vase or container, then pin it to fit (inside out), just like for a furniture slipcover. I just used a pencil to mark my seam line.
Then, you can use stamps & ink to add words or a design.
Then, sew the seam, snip off the excess, turn it, & slip it on. You can have this whole project finished before your pasta even starts to boil.
What have you tweaked lately?