Monday, May 10, 2010

No Sew outdoor pillow...

I can't sew.
There, I said it out loud. For all 12 of my readers to see.

I. Can't. Sew.

I probably could if I really tried, but I'm too impatient to learn.

So any projects with "no sew" in the title are perfect for me.

This idea popped into my little brain recently.

Get a pillow that looks like this.
Old and ratty.
Or you could buy some at a thrift store.
Or even ugly ones on clearance at the walmarts.


Pair that pillow with some hot glue and a vinyl tablecloth.
Ohhh, you see where this is going, don't you?
You catch on fast!
My vinyl tablecloth was from the walmarts, leftover from last summer's clearance.
I think it was $1.50.


Place your tablecloth, pretty side down.
Put the pillow on top of the fuzzy side and trace about an inch or two around the outside of it with a pen or marker.
You want to give yourself room to pinch the sides together, so check how poofy your pillow is.
Cut along your pen lines.
Then do another one.

Put your pillow in the middle and hot glue the fuzzy sides together!


Ta-Dah!
A splash of color on your porch swing that you swore you'd paint, and even bought paint for, but never got around to it and now you're moving.

Waterproof. Cute. Colorful. Comfy. Cheap. And darn easy!


This is linked up with Works For Me Wednesday.
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40 comments:

Whimsical Creations said...

I can't sew either. Hem tape and hot glue are my friends.

Whimsical Creations said...

BTW...loving the pillow.

Graceful said...

Me either...my husband does the sewing in this house (don't you just love the 21st century?).

I am in love with that pillow...especially as I sit looking out the window at my rain-soaked, non-waterproof pillows sitting soggy on the patio after a night and day of rain...

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

Stitch witch and wonder-under works miracles. I have made many a curtain with those two things.

Love the pillow!!

Rachel said...

I am TOTALLY doing this. TOTALLY.

My precious two older boys decided that they wanted to build a bird's nest for the birds. Anyways, then they got the amazing idea to break open (even more) one of my outdoor pillows so that they could use the stuffing as as sturdy part for their nest. Long story short? I need new pillows. And, now...you have provided my solution!

Blessings,

Rachel

HeathahLee said...

I'm as addicted to hot glue as Kimba is to spray paint. :)

Cute idea, cute pillow!

The Sieberts said...

GREAT idea!

The Perfect Trio said...

Love it!!!!!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Genius, Beki!
I'm sure a lot of your friends are going to appreciate this inspirational post!
xoxo
Donna

crush. blog said...

I wish I had a swing...

Sunny Sue said...

Did you actually just say "the walmarts"? I laughed out loud at that one. And what on earth do you mean by all 12 of your readers? Have you checked on your 952 followers lately? :-)

Love the pillow idea. Hot glue is a beautiful thing!

Heather at All A Flutter said...

love that pillow!!!!

Julie Harward said...

Oh, you are such a smart gal...what a cute idea..I'm going to get out my tablecloths! Come say hi :D

Blissful Babe said...

Great idea! I would never have thought of that!

twolittletots said...

I can sew, but I love this idea...thanks for sharing!

Happy Belated Mother's Day to you too!

Christina said...

Love it!! This is my kind of project! My daughter would love it too, although she really loves to sew. I am going to do this with her. Thank you for the great idea!!

Rachel Antone said...

Oh this is good. This is really really good. Oh man, thanks - you rock!

Martha said...

Love this...I so can do this...because I cannot sew a single thing either!!!!

Oh how neat!!

LittleGemsbyKari said...

great idea!

Beth said...

Love it! That's a great idea!

rentz said...

Love this idea!

I don't sew either. Not gonna start. I think it's just a stubborn thing at this point.

the cinnamon post said...

Adorable. I sew. But don't have the time. And my sewing machine is really old and doesn't work very well. So I may do this!
~Tara

Candace said...

Fabulous! I feel inspired.

Sara said...

cute...and you could do seasonal ones...you know, Valentines Day pillows and 4th of July, and Halloween....
TOO much fun :)

Domesticated-Bliss said...

cute project! Even I could do it!

kraftykash said...

I can sew, but this is a clever idea. :) You are awesome!

kate said...

ditto what Sunny Sue said!

Margo said...

Hi Beki - thanks for the tip on backdating posts. I also love this pillow, great idea!

Beadin By The Sea said...

I have sewn all my life and absolutely love it, but you have come up with such a clever idea for those who don't. Great idea Beki!

Laura said...

I think I could totally make this

now...do you have a way to make a porch swing???

krys kirkpatrick said...

I can sew....but this is cute. Keep that glue gun handy...a moms best tool!

Gloria said...

Glue guns come in handy for so many things...mostly gluing things to my table it seems! But this is a cute project and makes me sad to know that I will be moving soon and can't take my porch swing with me. Maybe I can glue a new pillow to my new front steps when we move! The kids will love it. Smile today. :)

Country Dreaming said...

Well aren't you the crafty one. :)
Love this idea.
May have to try it.

Melinda

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Good idea! If you'd sewn it, the needle holes would let water in, this way is perfect.

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Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

Seriously amazing! I so want to do this.

jskell911 said...

I totally LOVE this idea! I need a long cushion for my outdoor bench and was going to wait it out until the end of the season when they go on clearance. Now I don't have to! I can just make 2 of these. Thank you!!!

Em and Lib said...

Creativity wins over Sewing ANYTIME!!
SEW cute!

Em and Lib said...

Creativity wins over sewing any day!
Sew CUTE!! :) *Blessings*

Liberty said...

OKAY - third try to leave a comment!
Creativity wins over sewing anyday! SEW CUTE! :)
*Blessings*