Posts Tagged ‘Pillows’

Painting Pillows??

I had someone ask about my striped pillows that you kinda saw in the background of this post.

 

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They’re actually painted!  Spray painted that is….

 

 

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First I cut the squares of fabric the size I needed to make the pillows…

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Then I taped off random stripes with painter’s tape…

 

 

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Then I spray painted them with this paint…

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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! 🙂

 

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How to make throw pillows from placemats!

Yes… These pillows are made from placemats.

 

 

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Awesome, no?  And they totally took me like 5 minutes each to do!

 

 

Making pillows out of table placemats by DIYinRealLife.com

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!

 

Making pillows out of table placemats by DIYinRealLife.com

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.

Making pillows out of table placemats by DIYinRealLife.com

Then I pulled the stuffing out of another old pillow that I didn’t use any more and crammed it into the new pillow.

Making pillows out of table placemats by DIYinRealLife.com

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!!! 🙂  )

Making pillows out of table placemats by DIYinRealLife.com

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!!! 🙂