Krista of The Happy Housie created a Pottery Barn inspired chalkboard pillow that’s easy to make and transitions beautifully from one season to the next. Krista simply sewed a envelope pillow cover from drop cloth, taped off a border, and painted in the center with her homemade chalkboard paint. If you want to simplify things [...Read More]
Lindsay from The White Buffalo Styling Company simply can’t get enough kilim and was loving several global rugs from World Market. She found inexpensive rag rugs for only $2 at a local dollar store with a similar navajo style and says she “immediately fell in love with the colors and prints.” Lindsay turned the rugs [...Read More]
I know I had some of you at the words no sew. If sewing just isn’t your thing, follow Ann’s lead from On Sutton Place and take advantage of the cheap ready-made pillow covers sold at stores like IKEA and Hobby Lobby. Ann started off with a $5 cover and simply ironed on a plethora of hearts for create this DIY Valentine’s pillow. How easy is it? Ann says, “Seriously…if you can cut out hearts and iron, you are golden.”
Jessica from Sew Homegrown created a DIY version of a ruffled circles pillow she spied at West Elm. She says she just had to spice it up with more color though and chose scraps from her favorite fabric designer Anna Maria Horner. There is so much I love about this pillow from the vibrant colors to the ruffled and slightly disheveled look of the circles. This is a great scrap buster project that you could easily customize to match your décor.
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!
Pottery Barn’s poinsettia pillow has been knocked off by many a DIYers. Adrianna from Crafterhours wanted to put her own spin on the project by utilizing fake poinsettia leaves instead of fabric for her flower. They are realistic looking and offer that same velvety texture as the PB original. If sewing isn’t your thing, you can fire up the hot glue gun and add the petals and jingle bells to a pre-existing pillow. Don’t you love when something that easy looks so pretty?!?
If you follow me at Infarrantly Creative, you know about my recent endeavor to help a family rebuild after a painful period in their lives by creating a home they truly love. One way I pinched pennies on pillows was by repurposing a couple of sweaters. Sweaters are seriously a dime a dozen at Goodwill, and if you reuse some filling from old pillows like I did, you can make your own cozy pillows for practically nothing.