I’m excited to share my new thrifty DIY pillows with you today for the Christmas Ideas Tour. My decorating theme this year is white and metallic – did you see my Winter Wonderland mantel yesterday?
I bought a 4-pack of Target Threshold holiday napkins for $7.99, and they’re pretty large at 20×20 inches each. First I washed and dried them, hoping to avoid using the iron. (I despise ironing!)
To make a pillow, I faced the “good” sides toward each other and sewed near the existing hem around all the edges. I left about 4-5 inches unstitched on one side.
Then I reached my hand into the unstitched hole and pulled the pillow right-side out. I had two bags of Poly-fil ($3.99 each) and stuffed one bag of fiberfill into each pillow. Finally, I finished by carefully sewing the pillow closed by hand.
One pack of 4 napkins = $7.99
Two bags of fiberfill ($3.99 ea.) = $7.98
$15.97 total / 2 pillows = less than $8 per pillow
And these are large pillows, about 18×18 inches!
I just love how elegant they look and the extra metallic touch they add to my holiday/winter decor.
Would you make repurposed napkin pillows? They’re so inexpensive to make! <3
Also visit my friends to see their Christmas decorating ideas:
Monday – Mantels
Tuesday – Tablescapes
Wednesday – Wreaths
Thursday – Thrifty Crafts
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Lindsay Eidahl says
Great pillows! Another project that tells me I need to learn how to use a sewing machine!!! 😉 It has been fun touring with you this week! Merry Christmas!
Love simple projects that add a big punch. Great pillows and they go beautifully with your throw.
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces says
Those are so elegant and simple, Jen! Love the idea. Pinning!
Karin Chudy (ART IS BEAUTY) says
Jen, I just love the simple elegance of these!
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So pretty and they complement your pretty white themed mantel display perfectly.
Marie at the Interior Frugalista says
Such a great idea repurposing napkins into pretty holiday pillows. Jen, they work beautifully with your white mantelscape!
Mary Beth|Cupcakes and Crinoline says
These are so pretty, Jen! They are classic, chic and glamorous.
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says
So pretty! Love the metallic thread through them.
[email protected] of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
Napkins make great pillows and I love yours, very elegant, and that throw is gorgeous! XO
Kim @ Hunt & Host says
Such a great idea, I love the metallic touch! And the price is nice 😉