Update your living space by crafting your own throw pillow. These 10 DIY pillows are easy to make and will show you a huge range of ways to decorate a standard pillow with stamps, foil, dye, felt, or wool to create a stylish and affordable accent cushion. Even if you cannot sew, many of these DIY projects can be done by using a premade pillow cover, so get DIYing!
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Get stamping with to create your own custom patterned pillow by cutting a potato in half and carving out a shape, such as the cross, heart or star and stamp your new design onto a pillow case using fabric paint.
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Add some texture to your space with a glam faux fur 12" x 18" envelope pillow that is made out of half a yard of faux fur fabric. This chic DIY pillow is a great way to add a cozy and warm feeling to any chair or sofa in your home.
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Spell out your own custom message, or reproduce the "oh, la, la" pillow in the picture, by writing in glue and applying shiny gold foil on top to create a quick accent pillow. The metallic end result is the perfect way to add a gold accent to your living room.
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Create an eye-catching big bow pillow to decorate your living room by creating a standard square toss cushion and in the same fabric create a long fabric tube to tie into a bow and to sew to either side of the pillow.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Recycle an old sequin dress or skirt to create a sequin pillow by cutting the fabric to be the size you want the pillow to be, and sewing the top and bottom to form a pillow. The completed pillow, while perfect year round in your home, would be especially wonderful around your home for Christmas or New Year's Eve to add some sparkle to your home.
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DIY Geometric Felt Triangle Pillow
Toss this amazing DIY pillow onto your sofa to add a modern accent to your living space. To create your own quick and easy to make geometric pillow you will need 1/4 yard of wool felt, that you will cut into triangles and use fabric glue to attach the triangles to the pillow.
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DIY Ampersand Pillow
Use your computer to print out a large ampersand to trace on the back of a piece of fabric, such as canvas, and cut it out. Sew the ampersand onto the middle of the pillow and you can have your own typography pillow in less than an hour. The best thing about this DIY project is it is so easy to change the pattern so that instead of an ampersand you can easily print out a letter instead to make your own monogram pillow.
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Dip-dye a regular bland white pillow by using your favorite color of Kool-Aid that you have in your kitchen cupboards to create a trendy dip-dyed pillow for just a few dollars. To make your own, fill a plastic container with 3 packages of Kool-Aid and 1/2 of cup of vinegar to create the fabric dye that you can dip a standard pillow cover into.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Use this free template from Makely Home and dressmaker’s tracing paper to transfer the heart shape design to your pillow. To trace the lines of the pattern, thread white wool on a needle and embroider the design onto the pillow. The modern romantic design can be done on any color of fabric, so pick one that matches your room, or if you are unsure what color fabric to pick go for a classic bright red.
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Consider yourself a big romantic? If so, show off your romantic side by making an adorable heart shaped pillow in your favorite colored fabric. The heart pillow looks amazing by itself, but it looks especially fabulous when clustered together with several other heart pillows in a variety of colored fabrics.