Tag: throw pillow

DIY: 3 Ways To Give Your Throw Pillows a Fresh Look

Sometimes I put things on a list just to cross them off. Really simple things like “Finish watching Season 10 of …..”. Ah the sense of accomplishment. What if you could do that and be productive at the same time? These 3 quick updates for your throw pillows will make you feel like you made a lot of effort (when you really didn’t). Check out this video to see how you can cross off easy DIY throw pillows off your list:

Check out the individual tutorials here:

Tufted Pillow

Embroidered/Patched Pillow

Tassel Pillow

DIY: Faux Bee Embroidered Pillow

Ok, so we didn’t actually do the embroidery, hence the ‘faux’. But our way is better for those of you who don’t have the time or the skills to embroider something. Check out how to make this super cool bee embroidered throw pillow:

 

What you’ll need:

A pillow cover

Embroidered patches – We used this one

An iron

 

Yup, that’s it.

Step 1: Place the patches how you want them.

Step 2: Iron the patches for 20 seconds each on high heat (no steam). Repeat if necessary.

(Use a thin cotton cloth over the patches, to protect them)

And that’s it, you’re done. No joke.

Check out how to make this pillow and two others in this video:

DIY: Tassel Pillow

Have an old pillow you want to give some life to? Just grab a few tassels and add them all around. Tassels are a fun addition to a lot of home decor projects. Check out how we updated this pillow:

What you’ll need:

A pillow cover/pillow

Tassels

Needle and Thread

Step 1: Starting with a corner, sew a stitch from the back of the pillow and then sew it back through.

Step 2: Using the loop on the tassel, fasten it to the cover by repeating the first step.

Step 3: Just add more tassels all around the pillow.

And you’re done!

Check out this video for more ideas on making cool pillows:

 

DIY: Tufted Pillow

One of the easiest updates you can give a throw pillow is the classic tufted look. It looks complicated but it’s so simple to do. You can do this with armchairs, cushioned benches and pretty much anything with cushion/padding that you can tuft. Check out the video at the bottom of the page if you want a quick tutorial on how to tuft pillows.

Disclaimer: If you’re going to tuft something, it’s going to stay that way. So if you have a pillow with a cover and an insert, make sure you’re not going to want to change it in the near future.

What you’ll need:

Throw Pillow

5 Buttons of your choice – We used This One

5 Small Buttons

Decorator’s Needle

Extra Strong Thread

Pencil

Step 1: Mark where you want the tufts.

Step 2: Tie a knot at the end of the thread. Pull the needle through to the other side (through your marking)

Step 3: Thread the needle through the button’s shank. Pull the needle through the pillow to the back.

>Make sure you pull the thread through as tightly as you can.

Step 4: Thread the needle through the smaller button that will anchor your main button.

And you’re done!

Check out the video to see how to make this pillow and two others:

 

Top 5 DIY Pillows

Diving into a bed full of pillows is exactly what we need right now.  These pillow tutorials are not only extremely desirable but are, also, extremely easy to recreate.  It’s time to dive through our shelves of lace, sequin, and ribbon trims because we want to make them all!

DIY Stencil Pillow via Wit & Whistle

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DIY Lace Pillow via By Wilma

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DIY Sequin Pillow via My Sister’s Suitcase

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DIY Bow Pillow via Say Yes To Hoboken

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DIY Sweater Pillow via Brassy Apple

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DIY Studded Pillow

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When sew-on studs entered our store, we knew that we had to use them and adding some edge to our home decor was exactly what we had in mind.  We’ve always loved studded throw pillows when we see them in furniture stores and we knew it was now time to make our own!

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Supplies:

Pillow

Sew-on studs (in store)

Needle

Matching thread

1.  Determine what pattern you want to create with the studs ahead of time.

2.  Thread your needle and insert it into the pillow.

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3.  Sew your first stud onto the needle and push it to the bottom of the thread on the pillow.

4.  Sew the thread through the pillow close to the end of the stud and to the point where the next stud will lay.

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5.  Continue this until you’ve sewn all of your studs and you’ve created a studded throw pillow!

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