Tara from Suburble shares at Crafts Unleashed how she added interest to an otherwise plain white pillow in less than an hour. Tara had long admired Anthropologie’s tassel pillow but immediately knew she could try her hand at it. It was just easy as she thought using tassels designed for jewelry-making. All Tara had to do was sew them onto the pillow edge with white thread, and VOILA – instant pizzazz!
Gail from Purple Hues and Me came across a really cute outdoor pillow loaded with colorful flowers. At $49, it may have been out of Gail’s budget but that didn’t mean she couldn’t recreate it and get a similar look for less. Gail says, “I wanted to make a no-sew whimsical flower pillow anyone could do just by using fabric, ribbon, and glue. The end result is truly stunning, and the flowers are quite easy to make after some practice.”
Lindsay from My Crafty Spot loved the idea of creating pillows that mimic the look of framed art. She found a way to make her own for less than $10 using a paint marker and a steady hand. Lindsay says, “The real beauty of this is that ANYONE can do it! You might have to find your image online, but creating it is as easy as tracing letters in kindergarten, and saving $90 isn’t too awful either.”
Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean we have to pack up all the hearts. Jennifer from Endlessly Inspired created this heart-covered pillow that’s neutral enough to grace your space year round. Jennifer used two different shades of linen to make her pillow, and it still only cost her $9.50, which is a far cry from the $198 price tag of her inspiration. She did an amazing job achieving the beautifully frayed edges of her inspiration, and you won’t even believe how simple it was!
Melissa of Two It Yourself created an adorable stenciled heart pillow for Valentine’s Day. While her inspiration wasn’t square or made of burlap, Melissa says that’s what’s so awesome about DIY. You can make your pillow cover to fit whatever pillow form you have at home! I love that this design has a pop of color without being over-the-top, in-your-face Valentine’s colors. And, if you like the non-traditional, you could always customize that stand-out heart to coordinate with your décor – just another perk of DIY!
Melissa from The Inspired Room isn’t ashamed to admit that she’s got a major crush on all things Anthropologie! When she saw a fun pom-pom pillow there, Melissa knew she wanted one AND that she could make it for less. Melissa just used a pillow cover she already had and stitched on some pom-pom trim. Super simple and super cute!
If you have got a couch, chair, or bed in need of a little pick-me-up, this pom-pom pillow from The Sassy Life is sure to infuse a bit of personality into the space! The sassy lady behind this pillow simply sewed layers of pom-pom fringe onto the front of her DIY pillow cover. If sewing isn’t your thing, she suggests trying a fusible bonding product or hot glue. I know this isn’t a holiday pillow, but there is something so festive about the pom-poms that I think it would be a great addition to holiday décor.
With brown furniture and few windows in her family room, Nan from You Could Make That wanted to find a way to lighten up the space. She decided new pillows were in order and created four different designs using, stencils, craft paint, and white denim. Nan says, “Four new pillows, inspired by Horchow and Pottery Barn, for the price of some denim – a far cry from the $100 plus price tag!”