Plastic Cup Planter

Hey all,

This is a cute and easy fix to a problem I had for a little bit.  A while ago, in my post on a macramé plant hanger, I mentioned that I’ve attempted a little gardening.  Well, my flowers outgrew their cute little jar, and I had to find something bigger to plant them in.  So for a little bit, I just had them in a plastic cup.  But of course, I wanted to make it cute.  I think it turned out well, and it wasn’t to hard!


Plastic Cup

Mod Podge

Scrap Fabric


Cut the top of the cup down a bit so you don’t have the rim.


Cut a piece of fabric big enough to cover the entire cup.  Since the cup is bigger at the top than it is the bottom, the pattern of you fabric may end up crooked, so I recommend not choosing a fabric with stripes of something that will look weird when it’s crooked.

Use Mod Podge to glue it down.


imageAnd plant a flower!  The flower I have in there now is still in its cup from before, which is a little taller so you can see the blue sticking out at the top.  :)  I hope you guys like it!



Another Notebook


And a third notebook.   The idea for this one came from one that had pictures instead of different patterned paper, but I’m not sure which I like better.  I guess the one with the pictures would be more personalized, but this one is kinda fun because it reminds me of spring with all the different colors and patterns!


Cover the front and back of your notebook with card stock so you don’t see the pattern of the notebook underneath.  I also take the black paper off of the binding.

Once you get the shape of your triangle figured out, this one’s easy.  Just cut out a bunch of them from different paper…

And glue them onto the front of the notebook.  I covered the binding with washi tape, and you are done!

There you go!


Macrame Plant Hanger

Hey guys,

So, I’ve gotten into a little gardening lately, and I found a macrame plant hanger I made in an art class a few years ago.  It wasn’t super cute, more of an outside thing.  So I made a cute one…  Here’s  what I did, but it’s probably worth looking up some other tutorials.
1 .  Cut eight pieces of string that are longer than you think you need.  YOU DON’T WANT TO RUN OUT.

2.  Tie your strings together in a knot at the top.

3.  Seperate the pieces into four groups of two.

4.  Figure out how far down you want your pot to hang.

5.  Tie the two strands of each group together in a double knot.  Tie them at the spot you want the top of your pot to hang.


6.  Once you have done that to all four groups, spread each string out.

7.  Take two strings next to each other and tie those in a double knot.  The two strings have to be from different groups.  I think I did mine about a half inch down from my first knot.

8.  You will have one string on the outside on both sides.  Tie those in a knot so it is now circular.


9.  Continue with steps 6 and 7 until it is big enough for your pot.  You can kind of measure it as you go.

10.  Tie the ends in a knot at the bottom

Ok, now that I’ve gone over how to tie the knots, I’m going to tell you how I finally managed to make mine.  I had to do it upright, so I taped the knot at the top to the ceiling.

That way, I was able to see how it would look when it was hanging.  Whatever you prefer…

 Well, I hope you actually understood most of that, and let me know if you have any questions or comments!


Airplane Notebook


I just did this super cute notebook, and it turned out really well.  After I made this sheet music covered notebook, I have been wanting to try a new one, so here it is…

I copied the drawing from this one on Etsy, but changed the binding.   To start, all I did was take the black paper off the binding and covered the front and back with brown construction paper.  Then I traced out the drawing with pencil and went over it with a pen.

For the white, I used a white colored pencil.

Turquoise washi tape on the edge,

And some cute stripy stuff, too!
All done!  Hope you guys like it!



Sprocket Pillow: Fabric Scraps Part 3


Today I’ve got the cutest little pillow for you guys!  It took some time, but was easy and worth it.  I love how it turned out.  The website I got it from is Cluck Cluck Sew and she has a template on her post Sprocket Pillows Tutorial.  Her tutorial is fabulous, so I definitely recommend checking it out!



  • Fabric scraps
  • A semi large button
  • Stuffing


  1.  Using the template from the website above, cut out twelve triangles.  Lay them out in the order you would like facing right side up.  As you can see in the first picture, I did not.  Just don’t do what I did and you will be fine.  (Top left picture.)
  2. Sew two triangles together.  Do that to all the pieces.  (Picture in the bottom left corner.)
  3. Sew two of the pairs together so now you have three sections of four.  (Middle picture).
  4. Sew the three sections together so they are all joined in a circle.  (Right picture.)

5.  Iron the seams on the back down so they lay nicely.

6.  Cut out a circle the same size as the front for the back.

7.  Cut a strip of fabric about 43 inches long. (That measurement is for the small pillow.  If you use the big pillow on Cluck Cluck Sew, you will have to check the measurement.)  I made mine two and a half inches wide instead of five, like the original blog post said.

8.  Sew the long strip to the front of the pillow.  This one was a little hard for me to visualize, but it works out okay.


9. Sew the back on like you did the front.  The pillow should be inside out.  (Unfortunately, I forgot to take a picture.)    Make sure to leave an opening for stuffing.

10.  Turn right side out and stuff.  Close the hole.

11.  Sew your button into the middle of your pillow, pulling your needle through the back of your pillow so it is gathered.  This picture will help explain.



There you go!  I love this project, and I hope you enjoy it, too!  I made a second pillow, that I also love.