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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pillow Talk

Yeah, you know the pillows.
Those chic, designer embroidered pillows with coral motifs that run $80?
The price tag? I'm sorry, but I can't be with you. For now.
Yeah, but this placemat is close.
And the price tag??? Let's run off to Vegas, Baby!
You're gonna need:
1. A double layer placemat
2. Needle and thread
3. Pins
4.  A stitch Ripper
5. Stuffing
First, carefully rip a six inch section of hem right out.
Separate the layers so you have a pocket.
Stuff the cavity and pin closed.
Tiny stitches to mimic the originals.
Set the $3 pillow on your couch. Gloat. Repeat.
$4 placemat from Target yesterday.
Yeah, I could keep going. The bottom line is, those spring flings you're longing for are just as cheap as you've fantasized. Go buy some placemats. Make sure they are double thickness. Then go forth and brighten your home one 10 minute commitment at a time!



Mel said...

aaaaaaaaaahhh, I love the coral pillow, great work and very thrifty :)

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks, Mel! And sooooo easy!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Love this idea! I'll never look at placemats the same way again.

Unknown said...

Wow! What a great idea! Time to go find some cheap placements now. :)

Life in Rehab said...

Nothing like brightening a room for a song!

Ruby said...

Oh, wow, this is why I read this blog, Sunny!

Anonymous said...

Love this!!

Misty @Creative Itch said...

Love this idea!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

OH these are great!!! I love them both, but that coral pillow needs to be at my house! ;) I'm going to have to check out placements on my next trip to the store. Thanks for the idea!

Life in Rehab said...

Beverly, my pleasure, and thanks for stopping by!

Misty, your party is so cool, I appreciate being a part.

Debbie said...

I've GOT to go check out placemats!!! Easy AND beautiful!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

So chic!! I love the coral one. It looks like something you'd pay an arm and a leg for at Ballards.

Jennifer Vanderbeek said...

Very nice! My mom liked to take the tapestry mats and stitch two together for a pillow, this seems even easier!

Robin {keephomesimple} said...

So cute! I love that it's simple and I love the bright colored fabric too!!!

Crafty Girl said...

Wow! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Smart! I'll be stalking the clearance shelves for cute placemats now. :)

Alyssa said...

These are awesome pillows! I'm going to try it myself. Thanks for the inspiration!


Rhiannon said...

grrreeeeaaate idea!

Sanditerese said...

What a great idea. I love it!

Richella Parham said...

Beautiful! I too admire those pricey pillows, but $80 for one little accessory that we're going to SIT ON? I don't think so. I like your version better!!