Shannon Berrey

Pledges painted pillows

Monday, October 20, 2014

Maris was home recently for her NC State Fall Break. Nothing is better than having multiple days of her back home where I get to bake for her, hug on her, practice new make-up tricks, and of course.....craft together. 



We were looking for inexpensive decor items that we could personalize for her new little sisters in her sorority. Believe it or not, my little town still has a Roses. If you are not familiar, it is sort of a glorified Dollar Store. If you can look beyond the horrible lighting, stuffed shelves and the original 1979 everything {as in, I'm pretty sure a renovation has never happened}, then you can find some seriously inexpensive gifts. 



I found these leather {ok, pleather...whatever} pillows here for 6$ -- Six Dollars!! They are the perfect canvas for acrylic paints. You can use paint pens or acrylic craft paint {I used acrylic mixed with textile medium} and it worked beautifully. I sketched the state of NC, filled it with red paint and added the Chi O.




Cute, right??



All sorority gals have drawers full of their sorority t-shirts. Too many. So we took some of her shirts, and we decided to cut out the front and back--the same size {any size you want}



Then we sewed up the edges {inside out} leaving a small opening, and stuffed them. To see another one of my t-shirt pillows, visit this post. 



sooooo easy.

We painted mirrors, jewelry boxes, frames, and canvases. It looked like Santa's workshop up in here and I'm still sweeping up the glitter...

She put together 4 baskets of goodies for each girl to receive {one a day}. And coerced some cute fraternity pledges to deliver the goods to her little sisters. 



The pledges had to use clues to try to figure out who their Big Sister was.

And at the end of the week, there was the big reveal....

...

And they were not happy at all. 



An here is Maris with her Big, her Grand Big and her littles. A very sweet family!






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