Have you been seeing all the personal, round outdoor mats on social media and in magazines lately? Maybe I’m hanging on Instagram too much…. any-who….Hobby Lobby posted a “Round Outdoor Mat” craft and I glammed onto it!
I’m a huge daydreamer, how about you? I’ve been dreaming of enjoying this summer, it’s bounty and soaking up all of it’s wonders for months now. I mostly dream about having (or taking) time for myself. Self-love, self-care is all the rage at this time, and yes, I believe it is important.
This craft popped up on my Instagram feed and shazam, I found myself in Hobby Lobby buying the materials for it. Imagine that!
It’s so easy (right up my alley) and gosh, it turned out fabulous. Follow the links to Hobby Lobby’s DIY projects page under their sewing section, although there is no sewing involved!
The directions are easy to follow! You need 1.5 Yards of Indoor/Outdoor fabric (54″ wide – 54″ long), 5 yards of fringe (I bought a super heavy fringe – it was more expensive than I intended; however, I was in a super hurry and grabbed the first bullion fringe I saw), fabric glue (which holds amazingly well even with this heavy fringe) and quilting clips to hold the fringe onto the fabric as the glue dries. I believe clothes pins would work well too.
Follow the folding directions Hobby Lobby gives. You end up with a triangle.
Then take a yardstick and measure and mark 26″ from the point of the fold. Keep the yardstick in place at the point of the fold and continue marking 26″ across the fabric.
Cut along the lines you made, and voila, you have a fabric circle!
Don’t fret about your circle not being perfect – as promised by Hobby Lobby, the fringe covers up imperfections! I should know….
The glue dries clear too! It would be cool to line this mat and sew the bullion or pom pom fringe onto it. I chose to go with the flow and make this adorable round outdoor mat in a very short period of time with fabric glue and no backing.
I hope you enjoy this easy Hobby Lobby craft! Bye Bye! I have to go now and enjoy every moment this summer has to offer and get some self care in too. Summer never lasts long enough……
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