Day 23 – Fluff those pillows

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Another way to spruce up your home décor is to feature fun, pretty (and functional!) pillows.

No pictures from my house as this is clearly something I need to work on! Smile  It will definitely be a project you will see in the near future though, as I have some in the works. Yay!

But I do have tons of inspiration pictures to share with you and I promise even if you aren’t a good sewer you can accomplish some of these.

While you may not want to decorate with THIS many pillows

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A few pillows can add a pop of color and fun to the room!  Pillows are where you can easily go a “little wild” with your décor and it is perfectly fine (and easily changeable Winking smile)

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Pillows don’t have to be all the same color

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Love these simple envelope pillow covers from Texas Cottage

or shape

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Just make pick coordinating colors and patterns.

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Now for some pillows you can create.

This one is no-sew pillow – you just fold, tuck and tie!  Organize your stuff now has the tutorial here.

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This pillow is made from a paint drop cloth – Ink Blots and Polka Dots has the instructions here.

Love this fabric rosettes pillow that Creative Little Daisy created.

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Here’s an easy idea – sew some quick doilies onto some pillows you already have to spruce them up a bit!  (You can find doilies at the dollar store too!)

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Pillows can have words on them too

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I love these pillows for winter.  Recycle an old sweater into a pillow!

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So cute!

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If you need more inspiration, search pillows or pillow covers on Pinterest!

And there are many tutorials out there on how to make pillows:

Kate at Centsational Girl has a tutorial for making NO-SEW envelope pillow covers from napkins.

Isabella & Max has a great tutorial for making a sewn pillow cover.

Texas Cottage shows how to make envelope pillow covers from napkins.

I will hopefully be showing you one of my pillows with a tutorial soon! Smile

Do you decorate with fun pillows?    Do you sew them yourself or buy them or do the no-sew version? Smile

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Comments

  1. Love, love , love that round couch with all those colorful pillows. I began making pillows sewn by hand and by no-sew method out of necessity. I just couldn’t find what I wanted. There are great little fabric stores near me that sell discontinued fabrics. Many are of designer quality . So I had gobs of fabric. Once I realized how easy it was, I actually stopped buying store-bought pillows altogether..

    • Christina says:

      I can’t find pillows that I like either – or for the price I want! 😉 $10+ a pillow when you need 4 – adds up!

      do you use pillow forms or fiberfill to fill yours?

  2. I sometimes cover old pillows once I change my color scheme or buy really cheap ones from a dollar store. I sometimes use fiberfill, but I used to get lumps in the pillows. Using an old pillow or pillow form was a lot easier and cheaper for me. When my daughter’s friend changed her room around for her birthday I made her 3 pillows that matched her new decor. I wrapped them in tulle with a beautiful bow and she was thrilled.

    • what a thoughtful gift! 🙂 I am on the lookout for pillows (wondering if I risk buying them secondhand???)

      • The old pillows I use are mine and were originally bought new. I wouldn’t by used pillows.

      • I buy pillows frequently from yard sales, etc. if the outside looks clean. I then take them home pull off all old fabric, wash them, & hang them outside to dry. If I get one home, which has happened only a couple of times, & they don’t look salvageable I throw it out. I buy them for 25-$1.00 all of the time…some with the price tags still on them. Mostly I buy them from people that I know & know for sure that they are clean…Of course, you have to make sure that they are forms & not stuffing…I do buy bagged stuffing also…

        • Christina says:

          I did buy some pillows secondhand after I posted that post almost a year ago. 🙂 they were very clean and only .49 each at Value Village. I immediately took the covers off and threw those out and then washed the forms. I use them outside on my bench – figured especially to use outside couldn’t hurt anything! 🙂

  3. I found some pillow covers on Etsy that I really love, and also found a bright fun one at Ross for super cheap. I SO wish I knew how to sew, b/c I love all the adorable pillow covers I see people making!!

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