Looking for something fun to do?  Here is a list of the great DIY projects we have posted, complete with step-by-step instructions.

 

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project from TheRefurbishedHome.com

 

 

 

 

You still have plenty of time to throw together some of these super easy custom pillows for Christmas, for yourself or as a gift! Or you can use this idea any time, for any season, just by selecting a different pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project from TheRefurbishedHome.com

 

 

 

I have to admit, I did not think of this brilliant idea. I totally stole it from Tasha at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body. Her blog is full of beautiful and creative projects, most of which I would love to copy, but this one is so quick and easy I truly couldn’t resist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project from TheRefurbishedHome.com

 

 

 

You start by selecting some placemats that you like. I went with some Christmas Joy and some winter snowflakes, but the pattern doesn’t matter at all so pick whatever you want.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project from TheRefurbishedHome.com

 

 

 

The only thing that matters is it has to be a two layered placemat. It has to be made from two pieces of fabric, a front and a back, sewn together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project from TheRefurbishedHome.com

 

 

 

You will also need some Fiberfill. I used this giant bag and was able to make 4 pillows with enough left over for 1 or 2 more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project from TheRefurbishedHome.com

 

 

 

Use a seamripper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project from TheRefurbishedHome.com

 

 

 

to cut the stitching on the bottom corner of the placemat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project from TheRefurbishedHome.com

 

 

 

Cut a hole at least big enough for your hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project from TheRefurbishedHome.com

 

 

 

 

Then stuff it full and stitch it back together, by hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project from TheRefurbishedHome.com

 

 

 

That’s pretty much it. It’s a super simple project that comes together very quickly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project from TheRefurbishedHome.com

 

 

 

But be sure to stop by Tasha’s original post for the full details, and even a video walkthrough. You want to make sure you have all of her tips, rather than just my abbreviated version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Placemat Pillows- A Quick and Easy Custom Pillow Project from TheRefurbishedHome.com

 

 

 

I love the way these turned out, and I will definitely be making more once this season has passed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more home decor projects:

Pallet wood love sign

 

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