Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Easiest Pillow Ever!!

Mangy mutts!  Sometimes a term of endearment for my doggies.  Today~not so much.  The little monsters have a fondness for chewing up my throw pillows, even though they are both well out of puppyhood.  And you know with kids and traffic in a family room, those pillows often end up on the floor where the little hairballs can easily drag them off to their lair (AKA the laundry room) where they will have them shredded before I notice they are missing.

You might remember these Faux Grain Sack Pillows that I did awhile back. 

They were the victims of my blood thirsty hounds.  So as I sat in my craft room the other day thinking about making new ones, I happened to see one of my grain sack tote bags hanging in the closet. 

Lighbulb moment!  What if I took the handles off of the bag?  Instant pillow!

I found these plain muslin bags at Michael's for $2.00.  I think they even have them at Dollar Tree sometimes.   You can dress them up using the Citra-Solv Method, paint with stencils or even do an iron on.  Take off the handles, stuff and sew the top~ BAM!  You're done!

Super Saver Tip:  When I was at IKEA a few weeks back they had bed pillows for 99 cents!!!  Cut in half, they make the perfect pillow form.  I got that idea from Gena at the Shabby Chic Cottage.   Big savings over the $6.00-7.00 pillow forms at the fabric store!


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  1. Great ideas are all over this post. Thank you for sharing..your pillows are lovely. Enjoy the day! Bobbie

  2. Our dogs must have gone to the same pillow shredding school Renee. I've spent the summer making new pillows for my porch after Izzy decided to lunch on all the ones I had.

    This is a fabulous idea, I've been looking for something inexpensive to donate for a church mission sale, I think you just gave me the best idea while not having to get a job to fund it. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very Adorable!! Celeste, The Victorian TAilor

  4. Renee, I am sorry your dogs ripped up your pillows. I am always trying to keep my cats from scratching and ruining my projects too. You are so clever to make a pillow out of a bag! It turned out so cute!



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