Upcycling Pillows With a Scarf

Upcycling things can be an adventure.  It just takes a few minutes of creativity and little bit of down time.  A few months ago, I upcycled my pillow cases on my bed using a scarf.  You can go to the link here.

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pic by Matthew Henry at Burst by Shopify

I am starting to really appreciate Saturday mornings now.  Every blue moon, I have to leave out early, but for the most part, my new thing for Saturday mornings is to do my devotion, eat some breakfast, and sit in bed and read for a good two hours.  This doesn’t always happen during the week, so Saturday morning reading is my relaxation time.

What I love is when the air isn’t too cool or too warm, as the air is here now in the Midwest.  I love it!  It has been raining for the last few days, but I love the idea of a good book, a blanket, physical rest, along with the concept of resting in Jesus on a Saturday morning.

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photo by Matthew Henry at Burst by Shopify

I am rereading Nothing to Prove by Jennie Allen, Unexpected by Christine Caine, and about five other books at the same time.  I know that this might sound strange to some of you, but sometimes in the evening, I like to have a good cooking show on while reading.

It’s nice to still be able to hear the chipmunks playing outside.  It wasn’t until two and a half years ago, that I became familiar with the sound that the chipmunk makes.

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This morning, I finally got brave enough to do something that I had planned on doing for some months now:  upcycling the throw pillows that are on my bed.  I already had all of the materials here.  I was able to get one pillow done today.

The process was pretty easy.  What I have noticed is that the worst part of any project is getting the materials together, and just doing it.  It was also therapeutic.  I am even thinking about using the rest of the material from the scarf to make a purse.  We’ll see.

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Here is the project:

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Activity:

Upcycling Throw Pillows from a Scarf

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Materials:

  • A Scarf that has Pom-Pom Style Strings Attached
  • (3 to 4) 25 or higher of embroidery thread
  • A thick enough needle to go through the scarf material and pillow cover
  • A Throw pillow with a cover

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Directions:

  • Cut off the Pom-Pom Style Strings attached to both ends of the scarf.
  • Sew the Pom-Pom Style Strings to both sides of the throw pillow using the needle and embroidery thread, making sure to double enforce the thread because of the fragility of the material.pillows, interior design, bedroom, sewing, home decor, DIY home decor, decorating, upcycling

Enjoy the end result!

Blessings,

 

Katina

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