I snapped it up and decided that I would be ahead of the game and make a pillow from it some time this summer so that when winter rolled around I could just pull it out and be ready to go.
Well, I made it on Saturday. Yup, totally ahead of the game. But the good news is that it is such a quick and easy project that it only took a few minutes. Here’s how you can make one:
Step 1: Pick out a placemat that has two pieces of fabric sewn together so that you can put stuffing inside.
Step2: Use a seam ripper (or scissors or knife) to cut one of the stitches and pull out enough thread to open up a hole to stuff the pillow.
Step 3: Fill the inside with stuffing. I stole some stuffing from a pillow from our old couch that we got rid of last year. You could use polyfill if you don’t happen to hoard old pillows.
Step 4: Close up the opening. I used my hot glue gun to glue the front and back fabrics together. I also put a little dot on top of the threads to keep them from unraveling any more. If you prefer you could stitch the opening closed.
I love the snowflake detail on the pillow.
This year after Christmas I highly recommend that you head out and find some clearanced placemats to turn into pillows. It’s so much less expensive than buying Christmas pillows. I know that’s what I’ll be doing!