September 30, 2013

DIY pillows: 5 minutes + $5

Hi friends! Today I'm sharing a project that is DIY at its best.

You know what these are?

Lined ones...

which happen to be on clearance right now at Target.

And thanks to the inspiration from the Lovely Etc. blog, I'm going to pass along the fantastic idea of making them into pillows!

Step 1: Find some inserts.
(I used a couple 14x14" pillows from around the house that I wasn't using - these are from thrift stores so they cost $3 each)

Step 2: Cut open one end of the placemat

Step 3: Stuff in your pillow

Step 4: Sew your open end shut

Step 5: Decorate!

Group shot!

Since I do not have a sewing machine it took me closer to 10 minutes to make each pillow. If you do this with a machine it would easily be a 5 minute project, (though 10 minutes for beautiful pillows at $5 is still awesome)!

And for some Merry and Bright pillows for the upcoming holidays...

Check out more fun ideas on Jennifer Rizzo's site!

Thank you for stopping by!



  1. How do you find the time?! With three kids to boot! I only have one and I can't imagine accomplishing half of the things you do in a week! ;) So what's the secret? Do you drink tons and tons of coffee all day?? ;)

    1. Hah! Ironically I just had to cut back on my coffee, (nothing past 10am), due to negative effects at bedtime. I think it's in my DNA tracing back over a long line of women who hit the ground running each day! And I am very blessed to have kiddos who still take an afternoon nap;)

  2. Nice! I love super quick and easy!