I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: pillows are one of the easiest ways to change up a room. You can use them for an unexpected pop of color, to add a novel texture, or as inexpensive holiday decor. Even a beginning seamstress can follow the steps to make a basic pillow, and making them yourself means you have limitless options for color, texture, fabric, shapes, and trims. I genuinely enjoy making them. Have you noticed that there’s a new option on my menu bar for pillows? Clicking there will take you to a gallery of all the pillows I’ve made. And today I’m excited to share five more fantastic DIY pillow projects.
Here’s a fun way to show off those vintage doilies you found. Rachel at Smile and Wave provides a really good tutorial for how to turn old doilies into new pillows.
2. With Trim
Susan from Living with Punks turned a plain pillow into a total statement piece with the addition of huge poms. Just the addition of trim was all it took to make this a pillow with pizzazz.
3. With Placemats
At First Lady of the House, all it took to create this lovely pillow was a purchased placemat, a little unpicking, and a few stitches. Easy peasy! An easy-to-follow tutorial provides all the help you need to whip up a few of these.
4. With a Retro Vibe
This fun shag pillow comes from V and Company. Made from soft jersey fabric, it really looks like something that would be great for cuddling. And how fun is that color for spring?
5. With Felt
I think these pillows from The Purl Bee are absolutely stunning. The layers of felt create such dimension and color drama. Follow the simple steps of the tutorial to make your own.
Do you like pillows as much as I do? Think you might try your hand at making one or two? I would love to see some pictures of what you’ve made!
Guys, I know. Flooring can be pricey. And the options for flooring? Endless. You haven’t really learned to appreciate the word “overwhelmed” until you’ve visited a flooring store. The good news is that a change of flooring can make a world of difference in a space. And I’m not here to give you any bad news–the additional good news is that even though updating your floors with new materials can be expensive, there are ways to makeover the floors you already own. Today, I’m sharing five examples of how homeowners used paint to give their floors a new look.
Having a dedicated place to sit down and work, write, chat on the phone, or make lists is a luxury not all of us enjoy in our homes. It’s called an office space, and those of us who have a dedicated room for one need to count our blessings! Surprisingly enough, you don’t have to go to a designer showroom to get furniture like what’s pictured in the room above. There are ways to get that look for less, and I’m about to show you five.
The color combination of aqua blue and poppy red is a year-round pleaser. But look how festive it looks as Christmas decor in this Better Homes & Gardens feature. A country kitchen with bright aqua walls is the perfect backdrop for classic red and white. Along with the fun colors, this room is full of decor that could be handmade. Paper, fabric, and paint combine forces to create a space that is welcoming and homey. Talk about merry and bright!
Here’s a quick tip: some of summer’s favorite fruits share the same colors as the American flag! Combine red fruits like cherries, watermelon, or strawberries with blueberries and white fruits like bananas or apples, and you have an instant July 4th themed treat. Mmmmm! Try these delicious 5Ways to Use Fruit for the Fourth.