Hi, I’m Emily from 52mantels.com. I’m the wife to a wonderful hubby who puts up with my constant projects and I’m the brand-new mommy to one perfect little bow-wearing baby. I’m also a habitual DIY girl with a passion for creating a beautiful home on a budget. When I’m not crafting and creating, I’m planning my next craft or creation. Obsessed? Perhaps. But, I prefer the word focused. I’m focused on making my house a home and doing it creatively. Because, let’s face it, creativity is the best friend of the frugal gal. I’m always up to something at 52 Mantels. Won’t you join me on my journey?
I love a good no-sew project don’t you?! This no-sew Christmas throw pillow (from a placemat!) is simple, fun and inexpensive! The idea was actually a friend’s idea. When she explained that the pillow was made from a $3.99 Target placemat, I was blown away! I immediately ran to my local Target and snatch up one of their cute NOEL placemats. Target always has a nice selection of pretty placemats!
1) gather your supplies: enough poly-fil to stuff your pillow, hot glue gun and one double-layer fabric placemat (it must be the kind that has two fabrics top-stitched together, like the ones they sell at Target) 2) use a seam-ripper to open a small area at the bottom of your pillow 3) fill the insides of the placemat with poly-fil 4) close the opening with a line of hot glue
I ended up using the hot glue, after being unsuccessful with heat-bond. How in the world does that stuff work?! I followed the instructions, but I couldn’t get the fabric to bond. The hot glue worked great, though! Of course, you could also stitch the opening closed, but then it wouldn’t a no-sew pillow, would it?! 🙂
I think the pillow turned out so cute! And, the colors are so fun and fresh. I just love the NOEL design!