Monday, June 24, 2013

Huge Floor Pillows Part One

My church, The Grove Church, is moving & right now, we are preparing the new location.  I get to help a little bit with the children's sunday school classrooms.  I love it because my children will use these rooms & I love thinking about all of the children in these rooms.

I am currently working on giant floor pillows for the new Infant/Wobbler room.  It has been a fun project!

I'm going for something like this:

via Mandy Made


So, I checked out Mandy Made's tutorial along with a few others to get some ideas.  

While searching Pinterest, I also came across a cool idea.  The idea was to use Walmart-type sacks as filling to make them more squishy; kinda like a bean bag.  It takes A LOT of Walmart sacks to do this when your floor pillows are 4ft x 4ft though, so you probably need to hit up Walmart for your project.  I went there (after hitting up my friends) & they let me take allll of the bags in the recycle bin!  They were also EXTREMELY nice about it.  They even offered me a ton of those blue Walmart cloth bags if I needed them!  I didn't, but wasn't that nice of them?  Yay Walmart.  




So. many. bags.

Here's the room it's going into:




Isn't amazing so far?  The woman who is painting it is a local art teacher that attends our church.  Don't you just love the dove she's painted into the clouds?  Beautiful!

Here are the fabrics I picked for the room:




Well, I am in the thick of it right now, but this a little sneak peek:




This is not filled up all the way, in fact, this is about the point when I realized that I was going to need a lot more Walmart sacks!!!

Well, ok, that's all for now.  I will post the reveal when I'm completely done.

6 comments :

  1. this is a nice idea using old Walmart sacks. Did the stuffing feel natural?

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    1. Hey : ) This is my old blog address. I am now at: http://creativeoutpour.com
      The Walmart sacks ended up feeling like a bean bag basically. I am planning to post a tutorial this week on the new blog.

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  2. Two questions. First, how did the walmart bags feel when all done? Seems like it would be pretty loud? Second, I tried to see the Mandy Made tutorial but it said you had to be invited to see her blog. Is there a way I can be invited to view her blog? Thank you.

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    1. Hey : ) This is my old blog address. I am now at: http://creativeoutpour.com
      The Walmart sacks ended up feeling like a bean bag basically- -Not too loud. I am planning to post a tutorial this week on the new blog.

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  3. Could you get the tutorial up on your blog? Mandy Made's is a permission only blog.

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  4. Would this work for larger children/teens?

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