I’ve seen this idea all over blogland, and it looked so easy that I just had to try it!
Here’s the idea….take a placemat and make it into a pillow.
It is as easy as it sounds!
I found these Christmas placemats at the Dollar General Store for $2.00 a piece.
Placemats are just two pieces of material sewn together. So I carefully cut the seam on one side….
…separated the two sides, and then stuffed it with batting I got from Walmart. It was less than 3 dollars for the bag of batting, and I used about half of it.
Then I used a needle and thread to sew up the hole.
And there you have it! Isn’t “she” cute?
It really is that simple. That’s why I had to try it!
And the possibilities are limitless! Have you seen all of the adorable Christmas placemats out there? You could get one with a snowman or Santa on it. Or get one with a beautiful design on it. I chose this simple pattern because it matched the rest of the decor in my den.
(And if you don’t have time to do this project before Christmas, you could take advantage of the After-Christmas sales to pick up some placemats. I know I will. And I think these would make adorable teacher gifts, don’t you?)
And you could monogram them too! This little project would be great to do year round. I may make a monogrammed pillow after Christmas, who knows?!
I hope you have a blessed weekend!