Today, I took a hideous pillow and I made it absolutely gorgeous. Swanlike. Really, it may be my new favorite throw pillow. And the idea hit me just as I was putting Greta-girl down for her morning nap–which was the perfect time to execute my plan to make one of those expensive and totally posh ruffle pillows. Now I am here to let you know, you can do it yourself! I used all of the scraps from those room dividers
I made over the weekend (together totaling about 1.5 yards) and one of the ugly pillows that came with our couch
(I immediately tossed the pillow into storage when we got the couch, because ew) and my trusty hot glue gun.
It’s pretty simple. In fact, if you have use of your hands, I’m certain you can do this. Swirl some hot glue in a nickel-sized circle on the pillow:
Then, twist the fabric and press it against the hot glue:
Repeat, over and over and over again:
But don’t forget to admire your progress along the way:
Like I said, I was working with lots of scraps, and this technique is perfect for making those edges disappear. I eventually worked my way to the back of the pillow and had fabric left, so I just kept going. But, if you only have enough fabric for one side, just make that one side fantastic–you can only look at one side of a pillow anyway, right?!
You should go make one, like now. You’re gonna love it. It’s definitely given me the push to revamp all of our bedroom pillows (not all ruffled, relax)–although, this one looks stunning all by itself. Don’t you think?