Thursday, January 28, 2010

Frugal Gift Idea

Pin It I love our Goodwill Store. Many times you can find new items that still have the tags attached for a very reasonable price. The other day I was able to pick up a set of 3 Valentine's place-mats for 99 cents. They still had the tags attached and were so cute that I had to try my new idea with them.

These place-mats are the kind that are double layered.

First you need to carefully take apart the seam on one end. Just an opening large enough to be able to stick your hand into it.

Next, take some cotton batting stuffing and begin to stuff, making sure that all corners are well stuffed.

The last step is to hand sew the hole back up and voila!

You have perfectly stuffed pillows! I was thinking seasonal pillows would be so reasonable to have throughout the home. Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, July 4th, Halloween....... oooh, the possibilities!
Have a great day everyone, I am off to finish a new table runner that I have been working on.
Remember to give your loved ones a hug! =)


  1. Love this idea! Even I can do this....I can handstitch a seam!


  2. What a great idea! Never would have thought of that.


  3. You are just to smart Debbie! I love seeing all that you do, I don't sew, well, maybe a button now and then, but that's it, I may be wanting to buy some of your beautiful creations!
    Hugs from NC

  4. G'day Deb ~ What a darling idea, wouldn't have thought of this in a million years. Yours are wonderful!

    TY for your sweet notes. They mean a lot to me.

    Have a beautiful weekend.
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  5. Adorable! I would never have thought to have turned placemats into pillows! Love it!


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