YUCK! Totally gross pillows that I picked up for $0.50 at the ReStore. BUT, as gross as they are on the outside, they've got perfectly good stuffing inside!
Next, I picked up two burlap-colored dishtowels from the Dollar Tree. Dishtowels are great to use when making pillows because they are already the same length/width and the edges are already finished.
I don't have a fancy Cricut or stencils, so I just had to wing it, using this Blogger's pillow as an inspiration:
|Just What I Squeeze In|
Here's my version. I drew it on with a fine point marker first, then filled it in with craft paint.
To sew this pillow, I put both towels right sides out and sewed a quick seam tracing the outer-most white line already woven into the towels, leaving a little spot to put the stuffing inside. Super easy!
My bench got a big makeover, too! Here's what it looked like BEFORE:
...and AFTER a little cherry red spray paint & Family Detail:
Did I give that bench a makeover just so that my pillow would look nice sitting on it? Yes, yes I did!
The Fake-It Yourself Breakdown:
Address Pillow (Stuffing $0.50, Towels $2.00)
Total Fake-It Cost: $2.50
Compare to this pillow on Etsy: $46.00
|Paris Crossing Design|
Total Fake-It Savings: $43.50