When we bought our couch and love seat they each came with two throw pillows. They are quite possibly the ugliest pillows I have ever seen in my life. I must admit, they are quite comfy. However, comfort does not always win out in the home decor battle. Therefore, I was bound and determined to get some new throw pillows. I registered for some gorgeous pillows for our wedding...and there they still sit on our registry. I understand why no one bought them, they were $25 each! What?! I mean, it can't hurt to ask.
Being a crafty gal, I knew that I could come up with something that would work just as well. I went to Wal Mart and scoured the 'dollar a yard' bins in the fabric department (which, I am appalled to find out the newly redone Wal Marts no longer have a fabric section. BOOOOO!!) but, found nothing that spoke to me. I kind of had an idea of the colors I wanted to bring into the living room. Then, while I was walking past the seasonal home decor isles I spotted table settings in the colors I was looking for!! The little light bulb above my head went off, the wheels started turning, a smile came to my face...needless to say, it was a great trip to Wal Mart.
I bought 4 placemats for $2 each and a set of 2 fabric napkins for $2. I then went to the craft and fabric department and bought a bag of Poly-Fil (stuffing), I got the biggest bag because I wasn't sure exactly how much I would need. That costs me $8 (I made 6 pillows and still have a little left over...not bad).
There you have it! A pillow from a napkin! Now, click here to see how to make a pillow from a place mat! Get inspired, create something magnificent!