I was at the Dollar Tree yesterday and saw some red, white, and blue place mats! I have seen this idea somewhere out there in blog land, so it wasn't my idea, but I did make it my own.
First I unpicked one end of the place mat. It went really fast. Only took about 5 minutes!
Then I stuffed it with tons of white polyfil stuffing that I already had on hand, making sure I got the stuffing in all 4 corners.
I had about 1/2 a bag of stuffing and used it all. Next, I sewed the place mat shut! I pinned it so all the edges matched and it took me about 5-10 minutes to sew it. I went over the seam about 3 times.
I took these pictures in my basement (cave). That's why the pictures look like I used a flash, because, well...I did.
I added a ribbon rosette and some fabric flowers with leftover fabric I had sitting around from a few years back.
I don't have very many 4th of July decor, so I am so excited to display this place mat turned pillow!
If you don't count the fabric ribbon and polyfil I already had on hand, this pillow cost me about $1.00.
Woohooo! Love when I use stuff I already have.
Have a Sunny Day!!