Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Crafty Hearts Before and After







 From this...


When dining alfresco at our house, I sometimes use a tablecloth on our dining table on the back deck. As we always enjoy the bay breezes the tablecloth always flips up and it begins to become an all-round pain in the neck.

Well, on my travels today I stopped into a Costcutters store. (equivalent to a pound shop in the UK) Just checking it out and not wanting anything in particular I came across these stainless steel heart shaped tablecloth weights. Perfect and four for $3.50!

Came home, covered them in colourful fabric on both sides with my trusty Mod Podge and guess what?...they are fantastic, the tablecloth stays down and you get a pop of colour as they hang around the edges.

They are surprisingly quite heavy and I am sure I will only need one on each corner.... I am hoping that the fabric will fray a little, that's why I have left them as is. Fray away fabric!

Simple, cheap and easy peasy!
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26 comments:

Mare said...

hi pam,
such an easy and stylish project))....
kisses from croatia:))...
M...

The Pink Poodle said...

Hi Pam...I love these...

I am planning on coming up to Brisbane next week?? maybe..
(son is working there..& am able to come..just worried about leaving poor blind old sooty)..

anyway...Love these & the store you mentioned??

I am totally annoyed at the minute as I have some vintage music sheets & dress patterns which I want to apply to foam balls..

BUT didnt buy my MOD PODGE!!!!

take care...xxx andrea

winnibriggs said...

Brilliant! And I much prefer your 'made over' ones. They look so summery and appealing.

Jenevieve said...

These look so pretty! Well done, great idea to cover them! :) x

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Such a transformation - from plain Jane to "Miss drop dead gorgeous"!!

It's a harrowing time here again with the mine explosion. It was day 5 today and still no access to the 29 trapped miners, because the poisonous gases could cause a further explosion at any time.
Just keep the miners and their families in your prayers please dear Pam.
Shane x

Zondra Art said...

I lake it, very pretty work!
Big kisses.

Anne said...

What a lovely idea. You've turned something practical into something pretty.

A Treasured Past said...

Wow Pam, they look great! Tamara x

Jenny said...

Very pretty and a great idea! ;-)

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Pam, very clever, they look so lovely, cheers Katherine

brismod said...

They are very cute. A lot more interesting than the plain old metal. xx

Paper Tree Design said...

Wow, they look incredible - very clever. Michelle

Vintage from the Village said...

Fab indeed !
Sue x

NessaKnits said...

I bet those hearts never thought they would end up so fancy or being blogged about. They are lovely!

vintage mum said...

Thank You for your thoughtful comment

clever crafter :)
Cate x

La Dolce Vita said...

just brilliant and so very pretty!!

Just Martha said...

Good zhushing there Pam!! Very nice... Where we sit outside we don't use a tablecloth because the wind is so strong it blows the salad right into the lap of the person on the end of the table...

All things nice... said...

Wow, love your blog, some wonderful ideas and inspiration here. I'm your newest follower :) Off to take a look around. Thanks for popping over to my blog

All things nice...

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Pam what a great idea. They look so pretty.
Don't know if we have any costcutters stores in Victoria but will have to look into it.

stuf & co said...

Love this idea ,could think of lots of uses for them,love anything to do with fabric! also love your decorations on previous posting.I shall now become a follower,hope you will pop over to my blog.chris

Ky said...

Very, very cute Pam! I am going to have to get me some Modge Podge!

Carmel's Closet said...

Just perfect!
Carmel
x

Cornflake said...

Such a great inventive idea Pam and they look so pretty in that lovely fabric!

maría cecilia said...

Beautiful and lovely hearts, dear Pam.
Wishing all the best to your "child" who has flown away the nest!!!!
cariños

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

what a fantastic idea, they look great!!
alicia

Tiff said...

So clever! I love them, that fabric is gorgeous too! X