This post is sponsored by State Farm®.
I LOVE having you all in the studio! I love it even more when it’s for a good cause, so I was so excited to see how well received our DIY charity workshop with State Farm® was. It sold out the same morning RSVP’s went live, holy smokes!
In case you missed the announcement, the workshop was free to attend and was all about giving back. We made DIY no-sew pet pillows to donate to BARC Houston at a pet adoption event the following Saturday, and my heart basically melted getting to pass out these cute pillows to the animals! Naturally, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to catch it all on video, so there’s that also.
Of course, it’s never a complete DIY workshop at the #sugarandclothstudio without sweets, bites, cocktails, and photo ops to go along with it so I’m sharing the scoop on all of that right here, too…
Do you recognize this DIY wall hang that I shared with you earlier this week? I’m still convinced it’s my best DIY backdrop on a whim yet! I mean, it even makes chicken and donut skewers look good.
For a fun statement decor situation, we had this giant, colorful balloon garland installed. Confession: it’s still hanging in the studio because I just can’t bring myself to cut it down.
Now for the recreating the DIY portion of the workshop with your pet pillows at home! —
Cut a 12×12-inch square of foam padding and two pieces of 22×22 inch fleece in the colors of your choice.
Once cut, place the foam square in between the center of your two pieces of pre-cut fleece. Begin cutting fringe slits through both pieces of fabric that are about 1 inch thick all the way around.
Now double knot each pair of the fringed strings tightly against the foam square. Once knotted all the way around, trim some of the fringed ends to your liking and you’re all set!
We ended up making and donating over 70 pet pillows to BARC animal shelter, isn’t that awesome?! And these are the pretty faces that helped make it happen. There was no shortage of photo-ops in between, let me tell you.
How cute were these happy faces from the puppies that received some of the pet pillows at the adoption event that weekend? In case you were wondering, Jared is still not caving on letting me have a puppy before the baby, haha!In case you were wondering, Jared is still not caving on letting me have a puppy before the baby, haha!
We’re hoping to be able to host more free, charity based workshops in the studio soon! I’m so, so happy to be able to work with State Farm to make our ideas come to life! If you have any requests on themes, let us know. We love hearing from you and getting to meet you in person!
If you have any requests on themes for future giving back workshops, let us know. We love hearing from you and getting to meet you in person!
This post has been sponsored by State Farm – Here to help life go right.® Turn caring into doing and find volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood at NeighborhoodofGood.com. Sugar & Cloth has chosen to donate 5% of all sponsored campaigns to charity, which you can read more about right here.