I decided to start finding ways I can make my front porch look a little more cheery.
It all started with the bench makeover… now I am on to accessorizing the front porch.
First up? Pillows of course.
If you’ve ever bought throw pillows or decorative pillows, you know they are not cheap. Personally, I don’t want to spend a ton of money on outdoor pillows. So I opted to make my own.
That’s right. I used kitchen towels that I found on clearance at Target a couple months back to make my new outdoor pillows.
I did a double take when I saw these chevron kitchen towels at Target. Then I proceeded to toss 4 of them into my cart when I noticed the clearance tag. In case you can’t read teeny tiny print… They were marked down to $2.99. But wait! It gets better… when I was checking out the towel rang up at $1.99 each! The Target cashier informed me they had been marked down again. SCORE!
It took me a bit to decide what I wanted to used these towels for. They were the perfect fabric to make pillows, aprons, a skirt for my daughter… It was really difficult to decide, but once I did I got right to work.
Since the edges of the towels were already hemmed, I just pinned the edges together and sewed! I left a small section open so that I could stuff them with fluff, then sewed them shut.
Once I finished stuffing and sewing the pillows, I felt like the black chevron pillows needed a little something.
So I bused out my fabric and button stash and got to work again. The fabric flowers turned out so cute I almost kept them as hair fascinators : )
My bench looks so happy now.
I so happy with the way this upcycle project worked out!
Total cost: Less than $15 for 4 outdoor pillows
What do you think of my new pillows?
Have you upcycled anything lately?
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