Published on March 26th, 2014 | by Bonnie Getchell0
DIY Decor: 10 Ways to Update Boring Pillows
After all of the spring cleaning is done, it’s time to update your home with DIY decor! Let’s get started with 10 ways you can update boring pillows!
Pillows have a huge impact on your decor! They add color, warmth, and texture to your couch, favorite chair, or comfy bed. Sometimes, though, they’re a little plain and boring. If you’re looking for a fun DIY decor update, add pizazz to your pillows! Here are 10 DIY tutorials to get you started:
Add a fun print to your pillow with a raw potato and fabric based paint!
Do you have an old sweater that doesn’t fit or just isn’t your style anymore? Upcycle it into an adorable pillow with lots of texture!
Julie at Crafting a Green World painted a custom graphic on organic flannel for an incredible one-of-a-kind pillow!
Are you holding on to a stack of t-shirts for sentimental reasons? Now you can keep them forever with this t-shirt pillow cover tutorial from Uncommon Designs!
Before you donate all of your old jeans, keep a few pairs for this an incredible chevron pillow tutorial! It seems like it requires more work, but the end result is totally worth it!
Add a fun or meaningful quote on a plain pillow! You could even add a lyric from your favorite song!
This is another fabulous t-shirt pillow tutorial for all of those t-shirts that you’re holding onto! I love the texture all of the ruffles add to the pillow– it’s oh-so-cute!
You guys know I love an awesome button project, so I’m totally in love with this monogrammed button pillow from The Adventures of One Crazy Lady. If you don’t have any vintage buttons on hand, try making your own buttons from recycled materials.
Give your pillow a pop of color with a water based paint! Southern Lovely used a stencil, but you could freehand art on it, too. You could also try a freezer paper stencil.
Which pillow project do you want to try first? Don’t forget — if you’re making a completely new pillow, try to stay away from polyfill! There are eco-friendly polyfill alternatives like Nature-Fil.
[Photo credit: colorful pillows via Shutterstock]
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