Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Easy Project - DIY Pillows!

I need, need, NEEDED new throw pillows. Mine were not good, not good at all. They made me sad. Well, sad may be a little dramatic, but they did really need to go away. Forever.

Pillows are expensive, friends. They are sometimes a little over the top expensive. What if you get tired of the $75 pillow you just bought at Pottery Barn? Then what? Too bad, I guess, you just have to live with it. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Pottery Barn! I love getting their catalog, and I pore over every page, and take in every detail. Sometimes, I even cut out pictures of rooms and arrangements I love and save them in a little folder. Ahh, I feel better for having told you that.

Anyways, I saw on a crafty blog where someone had taken two very cute napkins and sewed them together, and it was a beautiful thing. But, alas, I absolutely cannot am opposed to sewing (because I can't do it). So, I found these super cute and wonderful place mats at Crate and Barrel, and the luck! They have two sides to them! 




Being the no sew girl I am, these are perfect! The work is done for you, people! I picked out a little of the seam, stuffed them with the batting from the hideous, previously mentioned pillows, and viola! New pillows!






6 comments:

Amy said...

Adorable!! (and I'd say you have some talent there girl!) Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the GREAT adoption fundraising idea! We haven't ever tried that! Excited for your adoptions!!! :0)

sarah said...

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Isabella & Max Rooms said...

I particularly am drawn to the round one...so beautiful! Great job, Janell

Kim said...

@cheapchichome. Nice job! I have done this same thing before (and I AM a sewer). I did it because Target had Waverly placemats to match bedding I had purchased. Good thinking.

{ L } said...

Wow, good work! I can't sew at all. These are pretty pillows.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Oh so pretty! Doesn't that small pop of fun make such a statement in a room?

My son is adopted so I can relate to the 'wait'. My wait was 7 years and worth every single minute. Feel free to email me to shoot the breeze on the topic if you ever desire!

Thanks for joining my linky party!

Funky Junk Donna