Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Halloween Beanbags, Part 1

The Parent Club for my daughters' school is working on the Fall Carnival right now and I have been so busy with meetings and helping plan out game booths.

We cleaned out the Parent Club room to see what we have and what we need to get for booths.

There was a crate of beanbags that were in desperate need of repair that I saved from the trash pile.

Here they are:
Pile of ratty beanbags rescued from the trash pile

Do you see the staples? Yep, that's right. Staples. Gah!

After removing the staples from the beanbags, I found crushed beans and crumpled paper inside and decided that they needed to be redone completely.

I dumped out the contents into the trash, and then cut down the rectangles of fabric into a more square like shape. I wasn't trying to make them perfect, but anything was an improvement over their previous state! Hi, remember the staples?

I sewed them right sides together, turned them right side out through a 2 inch gap, filled with fresh dried pinto beans and top stitched for extra strength and added pretty:)

Isn't that better?
No chance of children getting cut with these now:) Yay!

Even though this fabric is obviously well worn,
I think these ones are adorable!

I am linking up with these crafty people:)


Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

They look great, good save! That gives me so many ideas for our Halloween party. Thanks for the inspiration!

Macey at Olivia Renn said...

These are great! Thanks so much for linking to Olivia Renn!

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

This is super cute, glad I found you. I would love to have you share this with my readers at **6 weeks 2 Spook**, I would be happy to have you. Thanks girl, Bella :)

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Hi Ami, THANK YOU so much for joining me at **6 weeks 2 Spook** Thanks to all the wonderful ideas, I just know that my party will be a blast, and I am so thankful for you're willingness to link up. I totally look forward to seeing what more you come up with, halloween or otherwise, just come by and share, I love having you. Thanks again, Bella :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for linking up to my pinching pennies party! I'm going to be having a Halloween link up party starting Friday and I would love it if you would stop by. :) I am your newest follower and I look forward to seeing your future projects!

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