Sunday, February 27, 2011

1-2-3 Pillows

Do you need some new pillows to freshen up a room? I made two of these for under $10 in less than an hour. Want to know how?
You will need two placemats, two pillow inserts, a seam ripper, some matching thread, scissors and a needle.

As you can see, I got my placemats on Clearance at Target. Is anyone else obsessed with the clearance section @ Target? I find the best deals there. The same day I got these I also found two awesome tablecloths that I plan to use for my son's birthday. And the were tons cheaper (and nicer!) than the ones at the Party Store. Ok, let's get started.
Step One: Open up one of the sides of the placemat using your handy little seam ripper.

Step Two: Insert the pillow into your new pillow cover.

Step 3: Sew up the side you opened and TA-DA! You got yourself some new pillows to freshen up a room!
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20 comments:

Jamie said...

What a cute idea. I really need some new pillows around my home.

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Shannon @ Creative Catalog said...

Cute. Love that you used a placemat. Very creative.

Seams Inspired said...

Great idea for a quick and easy spruce-up! I'll have to be on the lookout for cute placemats. Thanks for sharing. Happy Monday! :o)

Dianne said...

LOVE IT! Never thought of doing that.

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

What a clever idea! Love it!

Thanks for the nice comment on my burlap pillow!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

I clicked on this because I was like ohhh I love that fabric but must have been a pain getting it to line up right. So smart about the placemat! Love it.

PS- I'm doing my first ever giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to come enter! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

momstheword said...

I LOVE this idea! Totally awesome and they have some really cute placemats out there.

Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

Christine said...

oh, jeez, something so simple and sooo genius!! these are so adorable and I'm sure, the possibilities are only limited by what is for sale on the clearance shelf ;-)
I hope that you will link these up with my Show and Share linky party, going on all week. http://craftygeordi.blogspot.com/2011/02/show-and-share-sunday_27.html

Vicki said...

What a great idea! I'll have to keep my eyes open in the clearance section - although that can be dangerous! Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Turk said...

what a darling pillow! I absolutely love it.

{northern cottage} said...

yay! I love it! I just made a pillow from the matching NAPKINS that were on clearance NEXT to your buy! too funny! When I download my pics - I'll add a post about it too! Us frugal girls got it going on!

Love yours too!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

CUTE! What a good idea! I think I'll be making a trip to Target tomorrow... =] Thanks for sharing!

abeachcottage said...

Very clever idea, and not much sewing either! Thanks for sharing this.

Karen said...

Great idea! and I am very obsessed with the clearance stuff at target. Love it:)

Kim said...

I would have never thought to open them up. So simple, yet so brilliant!! I would have sewn two of them together. Your way is easier and cheaper. Fantastic!

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

Great idea! I always see great looking placemats. I would love for you to link up your idea at my link party or just Stop by and say hi
Amy
www.SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

CherylK said...

Very, very clever. And I'm a huge fan of any clearance section at just about any store!

Christine said...

Thanks so much for linking this up with my Show and Share linky party! I featured your project, come check it out and grab a bragging rights button.

Leslie said...

i love your easy pillows! I featured them on Hoo's got talent! Thanks for linking up to the party!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

Pati, you need to start blogging more- the blogging world misses you!!! :) {{{Hugs}}}