If you love decorative pillows, but hate to spend a fortune (generally starting at $20+) for ONE, consider this much more inexpensive and creative alternative…..use a placemat! Wait, what? Yes friends, a placemat. Trust me…..no one will ever know the difference.
While strolling through the kitchen goods aisles, alter your perspective and think about if the cloth place mats you’re seeing would make a cute accent pillow! Always check out the clearance section for cloth placemats first – Crate and Barrel, Kohls, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target, etc. oftentimes have them marked down to $2 each (or less)!
Here are the super simple easy steps to transform a place mat into a cute accent pillow:
- Use a seam ripper to open the cloth place mat (enough so you can add stuffing)
- Fill the place mat with fill
- Stitch up the side (by hand or machine)
- Enjoy your new pillow!
I’ve included photos below for your reference.