How to make Pillow Wraps – Kentucky Derby Craft Ideas

How to use ribbon and burlap to make Pillow Wraps

I have a set of pillows on my couch that I love to swap out each season. I’ve got a set for Christmas, Halloween and the 4th of July.  With Derby coming up I decided it was high time that I made a new set of pillows for the occasion.  I’ve used my Derby Style… 

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DIY Kentucky Derby Wreath & Video Tutorial

DIY Kentucky Derby Wreath- cute decoration for Derby Day!

Okay, first up we need to chat…. the Kentucky Derby is May 2nd.  That’s about 2 weeks away. It’s a HUGE deal here.  The stores are all stocked with Derby Day party items, you find hats and fascinations all over the mall, and Derby talk pretty much dominates every tv broadcast.  The next couple of… 

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How to make a Paper Prize Ribbon

How to make Paper Prize Ribbons and Rosettes on polkadotchair.com

  The Kentucky Derby is coming up in just a couple of weeks.  Yesterday I pulled out my Derby Prize Ribbon decorations from last year and thought I’d share with you a tutorial on how to make the paper prize ribbons. Today is 10 minute Tuesday and this is definitely a “do-able” 10 minute project! Sometimes… 

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Derby Style Fabric is Now Available

Derby Style Fabric by Melissa Mortenson for Riley Blake Designs- Cute Fabric for your next sewing project

  Last Friday I got home from running errands to find a very nice surprise waiting for me.  My Derby Style fabric yardage had arrived! If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed that it was hitting stores last week. I was so excited to share the good news with everyone yet fighting back… 

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Derby Style Fabric

Derby Style Fabric Collection by Melissa Mortenson

  Hello, Happy Monday Morning to y’all!  Today it’s my turn for the Riley Blake Fabric Designer Blog Hop! If you came here from the previous stop,  Lori Whitlock‘s blog welcome!  I thought that I’d start by introducing myself. My name is Melissa Mortenson, I live in the Louisville Kentucky area with my husband and 2… 

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Kentucky Derby Printable Subway Art

Free Printable Kentucky Derby Subway Art on polkadotchair.com

Happy Derby week y’all!!! I hope that you have enjoyed the Kentucky Derby Party Ideas and Free Printable’s that I posted this year.  I have one more quick idea Kentucky Derby decorations to share with you today. Tomorrow  is the Kentucky Oaks (which I’m going to !!!) and Saturday is the Kentucky Derby!  If you… 

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Kentucky Derby Party Ideas {and a Chinet® Giveaway}

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas on polkadotchair.com

It’s spring in Kentucky which means only one thing, it’s Derby Time!! I know that you’ve heard me say it before, but Derby time in Kentucky is one of my most favorite times of the year. There are loads of great activities for families and the whole city puts on a great show to welcome… 

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Leather Conversation Hearts

DIY Leather Conversation Hearts

  I’ve got a really FUN Valentine’s Day DIY project for you today! This one would make a great gift, especially if you’re looking for Valentine’s Day gift ideas for a guy! I don’t even know how I came up with this idea, but it was one of those ideas that got stuck in my… 

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Large Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

Hexagon Quilt Tutorial

Hi there! I’m so excited today to be sharing with  you the tutorial for this Large Hexagon Quilt. I was able to whip this Halloween Quilt up very quickly using Lori Holt’s Half Hexie Ruler. Last weekend we headed down to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, KY for a little photoshoot. I have always photographed… 

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Saturday Snapshots

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if you’re new here, I use my Saturday Snapshots posts to share a bit about my life with you here. Things I’m doing, things I’m thinking, and things I like.  Affiliate links may be included. This week was one of those that felt like it was a month long. I won’t go into details but… 

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DIY Pretty Ponies Necklace

DIY Horse Necklace

The first Saturday in May is coming up this week, which around here means one thing! It’s Kentucky Derby time! In celebration I’m excited to share with you these Pony Party Favors!  The city of Louisville rolls out the red carpet once a year and welcomes the world.  The entire 2 weeks leading up to… 

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