No Sew Placemat Pillow DIY

No Sew DIY Placemat Pillow

Anyone else like me and refuse to pay $ for a single throw pillow?

… but, i adore themed throw pillows … like, themed pillows for my home decor are like earrings in any woman’s outfit, right!?  I love rotating out decorative pillows during the holidays and they can be a super quick and easy way to change the look in any room in your home.

So, when i started seeing the placemat pillow diy craft craze hit pinterest, I had my eyes out for the perfect placemats… Then, my heart skipped a beat when I stumbled across this patriotic – little red truck placemats at kohl’s! 

Now, I’m addicted to placemats… and i’m sure that i will soon be needing a closet to store the collection of all  my holiday themed throw pillows. {ha!}

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So, let’s get right-to-it and let me show you just how quick, easy & cheap these are to make… no one will ever believe you only spent $5 for the most adorable decorative throw pillow. 

Here are the supplies you’ll need

placemat(s) (you’ll need good quality, double sided/lined placemats that have a sewn seam around the edges)
seam ripper, or sharp utility knife
hot glue gun
pillow stuffing

DIY Placemat Pillow Home Decor on a Budget Project

Using your seam ripper tool (or craft knife), very easily open the seam about 4-5″ somewhere along the pillow’s bottom edge. 

Now, stuff, stuff, and stuff some more! Be sure to fill the corners well to prevent those from looking floppy later. 

Using your hot glue gun, close up the opened seam/edges of the pillow. Be sure to press the seams together well to make certain that the glue takes hold and seals the opening well. Lastly, trim any visible glue, thread, etc. to give you a nice finished look along the edge. 

That’s it… Isnt’ it just the perfect idea to add that festive “pulled-together” look for your holiday home decor?! … and perfect for diy on a budget – it’s less than $5!

You’ll never look at placemats the same again! If you’re needing more patriotic home decor inspiration (on a budget) check out the rustic rag balls that i did for just a few bucks!

Placemat Pillow DIY Home Decor on a Budget

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