Reaching into my mail bag today for a fun book club do-it-yourself project!
First of all, check out the centerpiece that this fifth grade book club put together when they discussed THE MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CLUB:
I love it! Skates to represent Cassidy, a notebook and pen for Emma, sewing basket for Megan, and what looks like a stuffed dog for animal-lover Jess. Oh, and a copy of LITTLE WOMEN, of course.
But wait! There’s more! Check out the mood pillows that they made:
Cuuuuuute! Wondering what a mood pillow is? Click here to find out (hint: if you read LITTLE WOMEN, you’ll know).
Ann, who leads this particular book club, generously offered to share directions with all of my blog readers for making a no-sew mood pillow. Ready? Here you go!
You will need — cylindrical pillow insert, sweatpants or pajama leg (or sewn cylinder), sturdy rubber bands (2 each), ribbon (about 1 yd. each).
Take a pajama leg or a sweatpants leg and cut it the length of the pillow plus from six to ten inches on each side. Stuff the insert into the pants leg so that it is in the center. Gather up the excess fabric on either side, and make a ‘pigtail’ with it, securing it with sturdy rubber bands.
Finally, cut the yard of ribbon in half, and tie a bow over each rubber band!
Thanks, Ann, and thanks to your book club girls and moms, too!