Monday, February 15, 2010

Place Mat Pillow

I was SO excited to show you what I got done in our den this weekend.  But...I forgot my camera at home.  Sorry!

I do, however, have another little project to share.  I made a pillow out of a place mat...I first saw this project here.

I found a place mat at Ross on clearance for $0.49...I think the first time I made a pillow out of a place mat I paid a whopping $1.29 for it.

This is SO easy to do...just rip out a bit of the seam (I made a fist-sized hole) and stuff, stuff, stuff.  I used the filling out of a pillow I didn't like so I didn't buy and stuffing, but you can usually get it pretty cheap at Hobby Lobby or Michaels.

Then you just sew it back up (I did a TERRIBLE job of sewing back because my thread didn't match and the fabric was so thick it was hard to stitch but guess what--nobody will EVER notice!) and get your husband to take a picture of you (this may take a while if he's GLUED to the Olympics but just keep pestering him and he'll eventually do it). 

1 comment:

April W Gardner said...

What an awesome idea! Was it hard to find a placemat in the color you wanted? Looks like it matches your couch. I'm definitely going to be on the lookout for one or two to match my bedroom quilt. Thanks for sharing!