I will give you a hint….it’s from a John Hughes movie.
Like, real cheap.
I need to be cheap out of necessity but even if I were a bagillionaire?
Still would be cheap.
The fact that I would make up a word like bagillionaire proves I will never have live a life of luxury.
I hate spending the money on them.
So my kids can destroy them with food stains, bodily function stains, smashing them beyond recognition to get just the right position to make a comfy head rest, using them for a table when having a dolly tea party, makeup stains…you get the picture.
Even dropping 10 -15 bucks on one pillow at Target, Kohl’s and the like is really, really hard on me.
I may or may not have whispered to said pillows in the past….I am so sorry for the house you are coming into.Until I recently figured out how to “make” my own pillows!
I say “make” because I am not in any way sewing or creating this myself.
I got help.
From Hobby Lobby.Funny side story.
Another blogger (in the DIY realm, I forgetwho) blogged about these great curtains she got at Hobby Lobby.
To which I replied (via comment box on her blog) something to the effect of…”wow, YOUR Hobby Lobby has curtains?? I am sooooo jealous!!”
Our Hobby Lobby does have curtains.
Why did I not know this?
Because it is in the sewing/fabric area.
AKA the “invisible to Kari” area of Hobby Lobby because I don’t sew.
Or even go to that remote area of the store.
When I went back to this area two weeks ago I was all…..Wooooooowwwww!
Look at all the fabrics and stuffing and cool ricrac!!!
When did all this get here????
Anyhoo, I ventured to this area of the store because a few weeks ago I had washed the pillow covers that came with our red couch we bought years ago and when I went to put the stuffing back in, it seemed a little lumpier.
So cheap me said, I know!
I will get that pillow stuffing stuff….there is a name….and add stuffing to it!
That will work!
Then while I was walking down the aisle carrying my two big bags of pillow stuffing stuff, I saw this.
Cue the heavenly harp music.
Decorative pillow cases.
Or as people who don’t sew call it, something I can “sew”!!!!
I love the chevron trend.
But I get on trends on the tail end of said trend.
NEVER when it is trendy.
ALWAYS when it is on its way out.
Probably why I found these puppies for only 6.99 each LESS 50 % off.
So I scooped them up fast.
I even looked around wondering why there wasn’t a swarm of people around.
Don’t they know that you can make pillows without….gasp….sewing?????
AND in a chevron print???
Why am I the only one getting this excited????
I went home and worked on these immediately.
First you need this:
It’s called “poly fil”.
And apparently the best way to photograph it is upside down.
Pass it on.
Here is the step by step process:
– open the package of poly fil
– open the package of pillow covers
– you may want to iron your pillow covers but my standards are low and since the pillows will more than likely be attacked by my children (see above), I didn’t iron. Your choice.
– stuff each pillow cover with the poly fil
– zip up the pillows
And here, my friends, is what you will have:
See that pillow up there?
I “made” it.
I have a chevron pillow!!
I must offer a disclaimer.
The material feels a little like burlap but without the shedding of burlap.
So not a cozy pillow you will want to snuggle with but rather a decor pillow.
But my theory was that the scratchier the pillow, the less likely the kids will ruin use it.
These pillows were attending a “campout” with every stuffed animal in the house and I think a few that live a couple of doors down within an hour of me making them.
So I spent $6.99 for both pillow covers as they were 50 % off on sale.
And $3.48 for two bags of polyfil ( they were 2.99 each BUT I had a 40% off one regular price item) making one of the bags $1.74 for a grand total of $10.47 for both pillows!
Decorative pillows for a little over 5 bucks each!
Cheap me is so proud.
Who knew I could “sew”.
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