Sunday, February 6, 2011

Dollar store pillow makeover!

I made a stop at the dollar store this weekend to see if I could find some good "junk". The hubs was with me and he said "you are seriously buying that ugly thing?" Ha. Why yes sweetheart. And can you really question something that is only a dollar? My living room could use a little sprucing up...and I had plans for this pillow. I bought two of these yellow beauties and here is what I did with the first one. (I may recover the second one and put it in baby K's crib...stay tuned!)

  • pillow
  • felt (I used one sheet of brown felt...and you can buy 4/$1 at most craft stores)
  • needle and thread (I suppose you could even hot glue this to make it even quicker and easier...but with my two little kiddos the pillow wouldn't have stood a chance)

 1. Cut out six 3 1/2" circles out of your felt.
2. hold the felt in your hand and pinch the bottom to make the "petals"

  3. Sew the bottom together
4. Sew felt on to the pillow and continue with the rest of your felt circles.
Almost there...

And here is the finished product:


Super easy pillow with a little extra personality! Easy peasy. 

Total project cost:

felt- already had
thread- already had

$1 dolla'! Not bad...


  1. How cute is this pillow and for a dollar wow....I am impresssed love it....

  2. Tiz I'm loving how crafty you are these days!!! I hope I take on that skill when I become a mama like you :) I would love to have kid play dates/craft dates! LOL Hope all is well :) MISS YOU!

  3. Now, that is just darling! The yellow and gray combo is very chic!! :)

  4. Nice touch! I love the $1 store. It's my favorite! ;)

  5. Very cute way to update a simple pillow. Love it!

  6. Don't call me crazy, Krazy, BUT, I actually love that pillow, and the pattern, and everything. Yes it was a little plain, BUT not anymore. How adorable it looks now, I really LOVE it.

    Keep your eye out to see if you'll be FEATURED next week, in my new sidebar feature section. :)

    Did you see my post about making a card for our soldiers??? You should really see if you can help out with this, I bet you could come up with something really special!!! Read about it HERE.

    THANKS so much for linking up to **AMAZE ME AUGUST**I love having you, and thanks to you, I'm getting close to my goal of having 100 link ups, YAYYY.

    Oh and PLEASE don't forget to come enter the giveaway from LUXE BLVD, she is now offering a $20.00 store CREDIT, so you can pick ANYTHING you want, how AWESOME right?? I would be so very thankful for the support, and so would STEPH !!!!

Bella :)

  7. I adore this! I love yellow and black/gray together! I would love for you to link up any of your projects to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

    And I'm a new follower :)

  8. Wow! I love the dollar store. I love frugal projects. And I love this pillow. It looks like it cost way more than one dollar. You did a great job! Super creative. I like it so much that I featured it on my blog this weekend. You can find a link to my post here:

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  9. Hey K, you know I loved this pillow right?

    SO I HAD TO FEATURE YOU. Come check out your post in my new sidebar section, you will be there until next week girl.

    Thanks for linking up to **Amaze me August** @ Bella Before and After, I really appreciate the support girl.

    Make sure you link up this week, I'm trying to reach 100 link ups, and help me by giving me some feedback with some things.

    Bella :)

  10. Fantastic! I have never seen pillows at my dollar store! Would love you to link up to Made With Love. My readers will love this!

  11. I love this!! I am having so much fun checking out your posts :) Thanks for all of your fabulous ideas! I am excited to keep seeing following you!! Have a great week!!


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  14. Wow..Krazy craft lady have very creative idea for update a simple pillow.
    There is no such thing as a universal fit when it comes to lady pillow . Find one that is consistent with the shape and size of your body.