Friday, October 19, 2012

Pottery Barn Placemats to Pillows

DIY Pottery Barn Fall Pillows from placemats for under $7

I love shopping Outlet malls for the discounts but when shopping at the Pottery Barn Outlet, swooning over all of the great fall pillow covers, I was a bit shocked that they were still $30 for just the cover and then you had to buy the insert separately.
I'm just too cheap for that though so I continued to look around for other great deals and when I came across the table decor and saw the gorgeous fall placemats an idea came to me. I could open up the seams and stuff my own pillows with the placemats!
I quickly grabbed a mat and flipped it over to check the price $6.99 each!

Much better than $30 but even better, they were all 20% off!! Now I can get down with that :) I grabbed a few and made my way back to the pillow section to check out the pillow insert prices, ummm yeah, wasn't in the budget, so a trip to Goodwill would be next on the agenda.
So after running through Goodwill for some $1 pillows I got to work...

I cut open a little seam
Then cut open the Goodwill pillow and removed the stuffing
Shoved that stuffing into the opening in the placemat
Looking good!!
Now I do know how to sew so I just ran that little corner through the sewing machine, if you however do not have a sewing machine or don't want to sew, you could always buy some steam-a-seam and iron that seam closed.
Here they are in all their glory on the front porch
Not bad for under $7 each pillow!!
 See you back tomorrow for the full front porch all decked out for Fall :)
Linking up with some great parties
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  1. very PRETTY !!! I get pillows @ Goodwill and wash them in HOT water and recover them ! very cheap & pretty ! I just recover them ; never thought of taking the stuffing out !

    1. Thanks! I have some pillows and knobby sweaters from the goodwill currently waiting for a washing ;)

  2. Seriously BRILLIANT! And you can buy cute, colorful placemats in ANY color scheme... and they're wayyy cheaper than the pillows! Found you through Knockoff Decor, btw :) Love me a good PB knockoff!!!

  3. cute! I really love the plaid one. :)