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DIY Christmas Pillows from Placemats

December 15, 2015

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Hello friends!  I have a quick, easy and inexpensive DIY home project for you today!  Accent pillows are an easy way to add holiday touches to a room. But sometimes you cannot find just what you are looking for OR you find something you love that costs a fortune.  Am I right?  Well, I have a solution for you! Today I am going to teach you how to make DIY Christmas pillows from placemats.  It only takes about 5 minutes to make DIY Christmas pillows and you can find beautiful placemats to use for only a couple bucks!  Best of all, this project requires minimal sewing and the result is stunning!  

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Supplies Needed to Make DIY Christmas Pillows From Placemats

How to Make DIY Christmas Pillows From Placemats

1) Use your seam ripper to remove about 5 inches of stitching along one edge of your placemat.  You need to create an opening large enough for your hand to fit in.

GENIUS! Make your own DIY Christmas pillows out of placemats. Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

GENIUS! Make your own DIY Christmas pillows out of placemats. Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

2) Fill your placemat with polyester fiber fill.

GENIUS! Make your own DIY Christmas pillows out of placemats. Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

3) Stitch your placemat closed again.

GENIUS! Make your own DIY Christmas pillows out of placemats. Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

YEP.  It's that easy to make these DIY Christmas pillows!  Don't believe me?  Watch just how quickly this project moves along with this short video.  Enjoy :)

Now check out how pretty these inexpensive pillows turned out. It took me about only 5 minutes to complete each pillow!

GENIUS! Make your own DIY Christmas pillows out of placemats. Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

GENIUS! Make your own DIY Christmas pillows out of placemats. Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

GENIUS! Make your own DIY Christmas pillows out of placemats. Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

GENIUS! Make your own DIY Christmas pillows out of placemats. Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

GENIUS! Make your own DIY Christmas pillows out of placemats. Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out my full 2015 Christmas home tour, as well as my other DIY Christmas projects!  And be sure to pin this post so you can find it again later :)

GENIUS! Make your own DIY Christmas pillows out of placemats. Full tutorial from Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body.

 

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  1. Carmen says:

    I did this this summer for a friend. Instead of polyfill I just used an exiting pillow…travel one. It fit perfect. Love easy and simple ideas.
    Thank you for your tutorial. Nice one.

  2. Julie says:

    I did this last year for Valentines Day with a heart placemat. Super easy, but the fluff was funky in mine, lol. Rectangle is much easier I’m sure!

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