In the past few months, I realized how tired I had become of my bedding. Seriously, I've had the same pillows and comforter since college, and it was time for a little update. At this season of life, I don't want to spend money on a whole new bedding set, and so I decided to begin my redesign by updating my old throw pillows. They were tired-looking and outdated, but still held their shape well and were quality. So, I recovered each of them in a different and very unique way, using other old items I had lying around my craft box. I literally did not spend a dime in the re-covering of my old pillows! I shared the process in the past months on my Instagram (follow me if you'd like, search @erin_sweetnessitselfblog) and had a few requests for tutorials so here you go!
The first pillow I'm sharing is this rosette-covered pillow on the far left:
Tutorials for the other 3 pillows will be shared soon! I re-covered my old dorm room pillow using a thrifted pencil skirt my friend gave me that didn't fit right. I then added simple fabric rosette flowers and wahh-lahh - a fresh, upcycled pillow to throw on my bed... and I didn't spend a DIME! Have some old, tired throw pillows? You can do this too! Just think "outside the box" and you never know what you might come up with. I'm sharing what I did to recover my pillow, and hopefully you'll be inspired to do the same:
The back of the pillow wasn't store-worthy or perfect, as the zipper line is still visible. But I don't care and it's not that noticeable.
I adore fabric flower rosettes. I love making them out of scrap fabric and I think they are so shabby chic and pretty. I chose some scrap fabric I found on sale at JoAnn's last year - white Dupioni Silk. You will need:
You can use tacky glue (found at Target or JoAnn's) or a hot glue gun. I prefer using the hot glue gun, as it dries immediately & keeps the rosette looking just how you want. Buuuut, be prepared to suffer a few minor finger burns - no fun. So this is a major drawback!)
And continue to twist and glue as you go along in a circle until the fabric runs out and you have a lovely little rosette: