Thursday, January 27, 2011

DIY Embellished Pillow Cover

 If you look around my house, you will probably notice two things. One~I am obsessed with candles. Two~I am just as obsessed with pillows. I think they are both perfect accessories....especially pillows. You can add color, texture, and pattern to any room so easily with them. And one thing is for sure, I am even more obsessed with cheap, ugly clearance pillows. Because you can pick them up for a couple of bucks, make your own cover for it, and there you have a beautiful designer-looking pillow for just a few dollars! And, even as a bonus, you can do whatever color, pattern or texture you want. You don't have to search years and years for the 'perfect' pillow. You can just make your own - and on the cheap!

The cost of this pillow-makeover? $2, which was the cost of the pillow. Everything else was just remnants I had laying around. And I'm sure hoping it looks a little more than a two dollar pillow now
Here's the before pillow. It wasn't so tacky or nasty, but I never really found a place for it my house. So it was put in my pillow closest months ago. Yes, I have a pillow closest....well, at least pretty much. Its a closest full of about ten pillows at any given time, maybe even more -but don't tell my husband that. I switch them out from time to time for size. But really, I just ran out of places to put pillows without going overboard and making my guests sit on the floor.

I covered this pillow using my Sew Easy 10 Minute Pillow Cover Tutorial. Pretty much all the pillows in my house have been recovered with this technique. Love IT cuz its so easy....and totally fast (don't mind that you can still see the stripes of the pillow - if you even noticed...and now you have...anyway...I'm putting another white cover underneath it....I didn't realize the fabric was see-through )

I then added some fabric flowers to the cover. I made them using this tutorial found here.
And just hot glued them on. Easy-peasy.

Now I have the perrrrfect pillow to go with my newly revamped chair

8 comments:

  1. Hey--I remember this chair! The pillow looks terrific! I love the fabric choice. Great job!
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  2. thought this might interest you :)

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    here is the link:

    http://provo.craigslist.org/art/2185042270.html

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  3. Love this simple and cute pillow. The three flowers in the corner add just enough interest.

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  4. Your pillow turned out so cute! I love the transformation!

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  5. I LOVE your pillow!! And I would have never noticed the stripes until you said something. :)

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  6. Your pillow definitely looks like more than $2!. Love the flowers. I usually sew embellishments on - have you had any issues with glue?

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  7. So pretty! I'll be featuring your project tomorrow! Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

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  8. I just sewed my first pillow covers ever and posted about it last night...you've inspired me to try embellishments. Thank you!

    Your pillow and chair both look great! Nice job!

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