Hey friends! Thanks so much for stopping by! Before we begin, I’d love for you to check out my post on how to turn a new chicken feeder into an “aged” plate rack! But don’t go there yet!! Please read this fun tutorial first!
Today, I wanted to share with you about thinking outside the box and looking for inexpensive ways to add fun decor to your home. More specifically, let’s focus on using something we don’t normally think to use as a pillow cover: placemats!
So, the other day, I was perusing the clearance aisles at Target, and saw these lovely placemats on clearance for a little over $1. I grabbed two, knowing exactly what I wanted to do with them….turn them into a pillow cover!
Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $4 Difficulty: Easy
This project was one of the easiest, quickest projects I’ve ever done! Literally, it took 10 minutes from start to finish to make this cover (well, at least after my big mistake, which you can read all about in my blog post link below)!
First, I pinned the top, long-sides together, with the right-sides facing together. Then, I sewed that side together.
Second, I turned it right-side out and pinned the “fringe” sides together and then sewed.
Lastly, because I change my pillow covers out so much, I normally don’t even touch the bottom seam….I leave it open, like this…
Once the bottom of the cover is “tucked in” on the couch, there’s no need to even worry about sewing the bottom! And hopefully, my guests are cool with it, too. 🙂
That’s it, y’all! See?! I told you this project was so easy and quick!
I love how this pillow cover pulls out the blues in the quilt and on the pillow cover behind it. And look, you can’t even tell that ANY of these pillow covers are unfinished on the bottom! Score!
Seriously, this project was so easy, I’m totally doing this again! And the best part? It only cost me $4!!!!
So when it’s time for you to shop for pillow covers, try to think outside the box. Shop around the clearance aisles and use something unexpected!
Need more inspiration for decorating on a budget? Check out my post on using something very unconventional, yet very chic, as a tablecloth!
What was your latest project that was unique and different? I’d love to hear about it! Comment below, or stop by and say hey on Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, HomeTalk and Facebook! It always makes my day to hear from my sweet readers!