I had someone ask about my striped pillows that you kinda saw in the background of this post.
They’re actually painted! Spray painted that is….
First I cut the squares of fabric the size I needed to make the pillows…
Then I taped off random stripes with painter’s tape…
Then I spray painted them with this paint…
Then I removed the tape and sewed them into pillows. I used this tutorial by Chalkboard Blue. Super simple!
Now that I have the stencil, I kinda wanna make chevron ones! 🙂
Yes… These pillows are made from placemats.
Awesome, no? And they totally took me like 5 minutes each to do!
I bought this and this placemat from Target……. I also bought a table runner (The yellow one) from TJ Maxx and made pillows the same way as the placemats!
They’re double thick with a front piece and a back piece, so it was SUUUUUPER simple to just cut the end off, leaving me with an open “sack-like thing” for the lack of a better description.
Then I pulled the stuffing out of another old pillow that I didn’t use any more and crammed it into the new pillow.
I even managed to do it all with this young munchkin in the sling while I worked.
(Come on….. You had to know I’d get a picture of Emma in here somehow!!! 🙂 )
Then it was just a matter of sewing up the end and throwing them on the couch!
How easy is that?!?!?!
I’m totally into pattern mixing right now so expect to see a few more pillows here in the near future! In the meantime…. Adoring these!!! 🙂