Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Place Mats to Pillows

For those of you who have already seen this post,...I just added it to Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville. Go check it out...lots of fun finds!! (Who doesn't love a bargain???)

I have been searching high and low for quite some time now for the perfect accent pillows for my half pints bed. She already had a beautiful comforter and one decorative pillow, but I could never find the finishing touches. They were either too big, too small, too expensive, too frilly, or just too......................!!!! When I finally found them they were place mats. (miner set back) They were perfect! A set of 4 for $10.-!! After buying some inexpensive batting the whole project cost me approx $12.50, which is not bad for 2 pillows.

Even more fun, they were reversible with two complimentary patterns. I decided to keep them that way so that if we ventured into that 'oh-so-pepto-bismal-tooo-pink-it's-a-girl-thing' stage,...we would already have the perfect pillows! :)

I sewed them, stuffed them, and finished off the seams.

I love them! I would never trade my boys for ANYTHING, but sometimes having little girls is like actually living in the fairy tale. Bliss!!


I am also so excited to add that this post was featured on One Pretty Thing! THANK YOU for the honor!!!

24 comments:

Leigh said...

Fabulous! Ok, girl! I hope you can join me for Thrifty Thursday!

Jennifer said...

Holly these really turned out so cute. I would never have thought of making pillows out of placemats. Well, I don't even sew, so of course I wouldn't. So cute, I love them.

Protege said...

This is so gorgeous, I can not believe that you made pillow cases out of place mats; what a brilliant idea.;)
As I said many times before; you should have a store and sell all your crafts; you are so talented.;))

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

WOW! That is brilliant and I don't think anyone would ever know what their former lives were!

Julie said...

Holly those are so cute. I love the pattern its so girly.
Have a great day
julie

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Holly!!!!!!!!! I love love love this idea!!!!!!! You are brilliant, of course, it runs in the family ;-)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is such a great idea! I'm so glad Wendy let me know about your blog, it's fantastic! I'll be linking, thanks so much for the idea!

Heather said...

I've done this craft and love it. I got the idea a while back from Amber at Making a Home http://makingahome-pa.blogspot.com/2008/10/its-sew-easy.html
and it's such a great way to do adorable pillows!

Katie said...

What a fun project and sew easy! Thanks for mentioning it, I'll never look at placemats the same way. You'd never find one cute pillow for that price, but to get two!!!

Ms. Tee said...

What cute pillows - love them! :)

jennifer said...

Those turned out so pretty. I REALLY wish that I could sew.

Leigh said...

I "sew" wish that I could sew. Those look amazing! I have also seen purses made from placemats. Your pillows are beautiful!!! Thanks for playing in Thrifty Thursday, HollY!

"J" said...

Hi I'm here thanks to Leigh and her Thrifty Thursday!!!!!!


WOW!!!! Who would have ever thought??? Not me!!!!! WOW!!!!! You did a GREAT job!!!! Love, Love, Love the pillows!!!!!!!!!

tardevil said...

They turned out great! I'm impressed that you can sew!

ann said...

Congrat on your post.That's wonderful.
And about these pillows.Thats a fabulous idea.And they turned out lovely...Ann

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Cute pillows & great idea!

Brenda said...

Those are beautiful! And what a price.

Carey said...

Brilliant and beautiful!

Suzy said...

Love your thrifty finds and your craftiness! I'd appreciate a bed like this :-)

Keetha said...

I came over from Leigh's "party."

Those are some gorgeous quilts and quilted items!!!!

A couple of my tea sets would look GREAT on a tray at the foot of that bed. We could make a magazine layout!! (Hehehehehehehehe)

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Incredible!!! I'm ashamed to admit what I paid for two Rachel Ashwell (of Shabby Chic) pillow shams a few years back. Yours are every bit as lovely. Thanks for sharing this idea.

Gordostyle said...

Cauuttttee! Love them!!!!

Smiles,
Jen

Kimm at Reinvented said...

What a great idea! I'm off to check out Thrifty Thursday, that's right up my alley!

Felicia said...

Love the sweet pillows :)

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