Happy Spring! This has to be my favorite time of the year. Birds are singing, the garden is growing, and the leaves are covered with blossoms. Love it! It's time to start cheering up the inside of the house with some Spring decor. Today I'm sharing these pillows made from placemats. It's suck an easy upcycle! (I'll announce the Kizmos winner at the end of the post.)
Does anyone besides me have a huge stash of items you plan to turn into something else? I have a whole shelf full of batting and seasonal placemats--just waiting to become pillows! When I pulled out my Easter stuff (just last week--yikes, am I ever behind), I found these egg-shaped placemats that I bought for $.50 each after Easter a couple of years ago. Every time I get them out, my kids ask when I am going to turn them into pillows. Well, this time, I said, "Right now!" Each pillow took about ½ hour and only three steps. It doesn't get much easier, and you can do it, too!
Upcycle Placemats into Pillows in 3 Easy Steps:
To get started, you'll need to stalk the clearance aisles after major holidays. (Valentine's Day and Easter for Spring decor; 4th of July for Summer decor; and Thanksgiving and Christmas for Fall/Winter decor.) Look for double-sided placemats. They must be made with two layers sewn back to back.
Step 1: Using a seam ripper, open the seam wide enough for you to fit your arm in and reach all the way to the other side of the mat.
Step 2: Stuff it with batting, fiber fill, or even fabric scraps. I seriously considered snipping all of the kids' old socks into tiny pieces.
Step 3: Stitch the seam back together, and enjoy your new pillow!
Have fun, and thanks for stopping by!
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