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Head Over Heels DIY Friday: Table Linens to Decorative Pillows

Kayd Roy8 Comments
Hooray for Friday!  My DIY this week is a quickie (post-wise and project-wise).  On a random Target trip I found this placemat and table runner on clearance.  The woodgrain pattern was textured, either velvet or flocked.  I didn't really have a use for them in our dining room but loved the design.  Then I got a fantastic idea!

Since the placemat and runner were backed with another fabric I thought I could simply open the seam on one of the edges and fill them with batting to make some pillows.  Sure enough, it worked!  I ended up cutting the runner in half to turn it into two pillows that would match the placemat size.  But it was so easy, the last step was just sewing the closure closed (which can be done on a machine or by hand).

I know it probably sounds a bit nutty to turn table linens into decor pillows, but I think it turned out to be a nice set to freshen up our living room!

Would you have done it too?  Are you Head Over Heels for the pillows or the project?

Sorry I have been short on posts lately, I will try to stay busy over the weekend with this blizzard thing on it's way.  I imagine Alex and I will be cooped up in the house, anyone else too?  Ugh, the doldrums of winter.  Have a great weekend!