Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Easiest pillows EVER!!

I have been on a mission since we moved into our house last April to lighten my style up a little. I love rich tones, but I have lived with red in almost every room for quite some time now and I am over it. Like, way over it! So, the room with the most red left is the living room. I have been wanting some new pillows, but didn't want to spend $30 - $50 for new ones when I am still somewhat in transition. So I remembered an idea I saw while blog stalking sometime around Christmas where someone turned a place mat into a pillow. I wish I could remember which blog it was but I can't.

Anyway, I cam across this cute place mat while in Target yesterday.

Seriously.... are you ready for just how easy this is??

Rip a little of the seam that connects the front to the back.

And stuff! I used the stuffing from the awful pillows that came with our couch. Then stitch it back together. Since the place mat had already been top stitched all the way around I just zipped mine through my sewing machine, but you could easily hand stitch it as well.

I added the extra step of scotch guarding the pillows since my children are gross :) and the pillows are such a light color.


It really took about 30 minutes and cost me all of $8.00 for the place mats! Love it!


  1. Love this! Gonna have to try that one out.

  2. I made some of these as a housewarming gift for Joanna when she moved into her first apartment several years ago. Super simple and oh, so cute. And endless, with how many cute placements there are to be had! :)

  3. I have one word for you ...BRILLIANT! even if you saw it somewhere else when you have kids and you remember anything is great. why are the pillows that come with the couch always so horrible?

  4. I love these kind of pillows. So simple, your is so pretty!