Upcycle Repurpose

Upcycle / Repurpose

When we can, we try to incorporate upcyled materials for our pillows and sometimes our fabric pumpkins.  We have used napkins, potato sacks, feed bags and silk scarves.  The potato sacks are great to use since they have a Americana flair that we love.  Great for a house on the beach or on the countryside.  We try to embellish the pillows somehow so they are unique and cannot be found anywhere.

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As you can see, we took the bottom portion of the ‘potatoes’ to use as a inset in a reversed applique.  We paired it with the blue and ivory ticking stripe with the burlap on the back.  I am pretty happy with the results and love the red buttons we used.  They were wooden buttons in a natural finish but I threw on some paint to give it a pop of color.  Typically, this would be considered a one of a kind but since we do have a few of the burlap potato bags we can replicate similar items if more than one was needed.  This listing can be found at https://www.etsy.com/listing/51931098/kidney-lumber-pillow-with-blue-ticking?ref=shop_home_active

Visit our website for our other creations at http://www.ecarlateboutique.etsy.com or email direct with any questions ecarlateboutique@yahoo.com


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