Hello everyone, and happy fall!
Today I’m back with a fun and very easy DIY project for you. When I was strolling through Home Goods the other day I found these adorable placemats and immediately thought pillows. Yes, that’s right, using placemats to make pillows. Why not?
With this project you will get 4 adorable pillows for around $25.00-$30.00.
Supplies include the two sets of placemats, scissors, stitch witchery or hem tape, and pillow forms or polyester batting.
Begin by lining up the two placemats’ wrong sides together (the printed sides should be showing on both sides).
Cut a piece of hem tape the length of one side of the placemat, and place it exactly where you want it to be. You can see in the picture that I didn’t place mine all the way to the edge. The reason is I wanted a little bit of the orange placemat to show around the edges.
Warm your iron to the steam setting. When you have both placemats lined up, press the iron straight down and hold for a few seconds. The hem tape with stick to both fabrics.
Continue placing the hem tape on all three sides.
Note: If you are using a pillow form, leave the last side open to slip the pillow form inside. Ether hand sew it closed or use the tape.
If you are using the batting, you can close up the fourth side except for about four inches. Leave just enough room to put your hand in to stuff the pillow. (Remember to push the batting all the way to the top and into the corners.)
To close it up: After putting the hem tape in place, I used straight pins to help hold it down and together while I ironed it closed.
And there you have it!
Here’s the Halloween side …
… and the Thanksgiving side.
I’m using two of these pillows outside on the patio while the weather is still warm.
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