Monday, March 14, 2011

Placemat Pillows

I discovered this fabulous idea of turning placemats into pillows on the Bower Power blog.  Seriously, what a great idea!  I've had my eye out for double sided placemats ever since I saw the article.

I found this very bright placemat at Target for $2.99 and thought it would be fun for Summer.  Plus, I kind of have a thing for orange right now.

I took my seam ripper and removed enough stitches, so I could stuff it, then I hand stitched it back up.

I did the same for this cute bird placemat, I found at Pier 1, on clearance for $0.98.

Here's how they turned out.

I think they are pretty cute.  I'm excited to make a few more, but first I need to find more placemats.  


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  2. Your pillows are adorable - love the colours!

  3. That is the BEST idea! I never thought of doing that and I am a serious pillow addict. Thanks for feeding the addiction....

  4. Ooohh I'm going to try this one! Been looking all over for cute pillows!

  5. The orange is my favorite. I have a thing for orange lately too.

  6. Everybody is doing this!! I love it!!
    Such a great idea!
    I feel so left out I didn't think of this on my own!!
    I must be slacking in my old age!

    Nice to meet your blog by the way!
    Just became a follower!!

  7. LOVE THIS! Come on ova' and link up to my Linky Party! xoxokara


    So CAAAAAUTE! Come share!

  8. Wonderful. I love great ideas foor inexpensive pillows! These are great.

  9. I just did this exact same thing with an Easter placemat I've been carting around for years! I blogged about it on Tuesday! Hope you can stop by and take a look! Your pillows turned out fabulous and now I want to run to Pier 1 to look for some!

  10. Okay now I just saw the title of your blog and I have to become a follower! Love it!

  11. Such cute pillows and sew easy! Thanks for joining WUW.

  12. I came from Kims and adore this Pillow makeover!! They are so adorable...I am thinking of all I can do!!

    Come and enter my giveaway for bath & body!

    Art by Karena

  13. Love them!! I love that it doesn't take much sewing...thanks for sharing!