Last summer, when the Ethan Allen catalog came out, I absolutely fell in love with their super-cute Decorative Scottie Pillow.
I went to Walmart and picked up a 2 yard piece of their off-white duck fabric for $7.97. Then, I turned my attention to those terrible pillows that came with my sofa set.
You've probably had those pillows, too. The kind where all of the fringe falls out all over the place. There was one thing I liked about them, though, which was they had a lot of "free" stuffing inside them!
To make the pillow, I doubled the fabric and then folded it in half. I sewed all around the edge and left a hole big enough to stuff it. I then did my best to outline the Scottie image as per the Ethan Allen pillow. I painted inside the outline with black craft paint, and when the paint dried, I stuffed it. There were a few mistakes, like when I dropped a big hunk of paint on the pillow above the Scottie's neck (D'oh!), but I painted a little bow and bone over the mistake. When it was done, I was pretty satisfied with the results:
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
"Faked" Scottie Pillow (Fabric $7.97, Stuffing Free, Paint on hand)
Total Fake-It Cost: $7.97
Compare to Ethan Allen's Decorative Scottie Pillow ($139.00)
Total Fake-It Savings: $131.03
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