DIY Chalky Finish Bench Makeover

How to paint furniture using Chalky Finish paint. A colorful DIY makeover for an entryway bench!

Have you ever wondered how to paint furniture?  If so, you may love today’s project, a DIY Chalky Finish Bench Makeover. If you like this post you may also like this Jewelry Box Makeover or this Painted Mirror Project. This post is sponsored by DecoArt, all opinions and hair-brained ideas are 100% mine…. all mine…   Several… 

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Easy Photo Album Ideas

Cute and Simple ways to create a Disney scrapbook

We love Disney and try to travel there as often as the opportunity presents itself.  I created this easy photo album to remember one of our recent trips. If you like this post you may also enjoy this post on How to Display your Disney Trading Pins or this post on Simple Disney World Tips… 

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Pocket Pillow Sewing Pattern

Sewing Pattern for an "On the Go Reading Pillow" a cute pocket pillow for kids

Today I’m going to share with you one of my very favorite sewing tutorials of all time. The tutorial for this On The Go Pocket Reading Pillow first appeared on this blog way back in  2011, way before many of you were readers.  I’m reposting it for you today so that those of you that… 

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Infinity Travel Scarf Sewing Tutorial

DIY Snap Up Infinity Scarf pattern by Melissa of polkadotchair.com - perfect for traveling

The tutorial for this Infinity Travel Scarf first appeared on Tatertots & Jello. I’m reposting it here in case you missed it! If you like this post you may also enjoy this Pom Pom Scarf sewing tutorial and this Custom Printed Fabric Infinity Scarf.   Today I’m going to share with you a tutorial on… 

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DIY Embellished Dish Towel

DIY Embellished Dish Towel tutorial by Melissa of polkadotchair.com

This Embellished Dish Towel tutorial first appeared on Flamingo Toes as a part of their Scrap Busting Series. Make sure you pop on over there to check out all of the other great scrap busting projects that were shared. I’m really excited to be here with you today sharing a tutorial for an embellished dish towel…. 

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20 Summer Projects to Sew with Pom Poms

20 Pom Pom Sewing Projects Perfect for Summer!!

Have you noticed all of the pom pom projects showing up lately? I serioulsy think this is going to be the “Summer of the Pom Pom”. If you’re itching to start stitching up some pom pom inspired projects I’ve rounded up a list for you of 20 Pom Pom Projects perfect for Summer!   Pom Pom Tutu… 

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Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas & TV Appearance

15 Clever Mason Jar Gift Ideas for Mom - perfect for a last minute gift!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday May 10th! If you haven’t thought of a gift to give your mom I’ve got a few last-minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for you today, 15 of them involve Mason Jars.  If you like this post you may also enjoy this post with 50 DIY gifts for Mom.  Yesterday I was… 

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Felt Ball Necklace Tutorial

DIY Felt Ball Statement Necklace tutorial on polkadotchair.com

Hey there!! It’s 10 minute Tuesday again!! Today I’m going to share with you a tutorial to create this Felt Ball Necklace. It’s really simple to make (hence the 10 minute project) and would be a great statement necklace. Most of my clothes are pretty simple.  I’m more picky about how things fit than anything else, and… 

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How to sew a Pillow Cover with an Invisible Zipper

How to sew a pillow cover with an Invisible Zipper- a free sewing tutorial

  On Friday I shared a simple way to dress up a pillow by a adding customizable pillow wrap. Today I’m going to show you how to sew the pillow cover for the pillows.  This pillow cover has an invisible zipper which not only gives it a professional finish,  it also makes it easy to swap… 

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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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Kids Journal Ideas & Free Printable

DIY Summer Journal and Free "Adventure is Out There" Printable on polkadotchair.com

Today I’ve got another “10 minute Tuesday” project for you.  Many of you may recall that last year I wrote an article on how I encourage my kids to keep journals during the summer. I then shared with you a quick DIY project, how to cover a simple composition notebook with an old map to make a… 

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Knit Fabrics Round Up

Upcycle your old or sentimental t-shirts into a receiving blanket for a new baby!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Girl Charlee   I hope that you’ve enjoyed reading the posts I’ve shared this month on “sewing with knit fabrics”. I really enjoyed both designing the projects and researching more about sewing with knit fabrics. In case you missed it, here’s a round up of the posts shared… I’ve… 

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