A few weeks ago I posted about my DIY fabric inserts for my Target bookshelves, found here. My living room and dining room open up to each other, so I wanted to bring a little of that green pattern into the dining room as well. I wasn’t sure how I wanted to go about that, but I knew the dining room needed a hint of green to connect the two rooms.
With my bookshelf project, I ended up having a lot of leftover scraps from each panel I cut out. Most people might throw the scraps away since they were so small, but one thing I’ve learned over the years is to never throw out fabric scraps! For a few days, the scraps just sat on my dining table just waiting to be made into something. I quickly realized what they were going to be – NAPKINS! duh!! They were the perfect shape and size for some lovely fabric napkins – roughly 9in x 12in?? They were all different sizes, so I simply cut each one into a square shape to make them all the same size – about 8in x 8in. Washing them will be no biggie either. I like having frayed edges, so I didn’t even bother to hem them!
Here is the bookshelf project I used the leftover fabric from:
And here are the napkins I made!
As you can see, the two rooms now have a connecting color and pattern! I haven’t used my napkins yet (since the hubby and I typically eat dinner on the couch and with paper towels as napkins!), but they sure bring in a fun graphic pattern into the space. I walk through this room about a hundred times a day, so making this space POP was really important to me:)
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