3 Easy Ways To Upgrade Your Pillows To A High End Look

Throw around some really neat pillows you've made yourself!

By Hometalk Hits

Step 1: Prepare your pillow case

Lay the case on a flat protected surface. If your surface is uneven, your paint will look uneven on the pillow.

Step 3: Make a pattern with painter's tape

Place the tape so it extends past the case to keep it from shifting while you paint.

Step 5: Sponge acrylic paint onto your design

Use sponge to spread the paint thinly over the entire taped off area.

Step 7: Remove tape and let dry

You can remove the tape before or after the patches are dry.

Step 1: Measure the leather to fit the pillow

Draw a rectangle out that is an inch longer and an inch wider than the pillow insert you have chosen.

Step 2: Cut two pieces for each pillow

You can use velvet for the backing if you want to save on the leather, or flip one of the pieces to the suede side.

Step 3: Sew two sides together and trim edges

Sew one vertical side and one horizontal, and then trim the corners so they will be neat when turned right side out.

Step 4: Flip case inside out & insert pillow

Turn the pillow case right side out and poke out the corners. Put in the pillow through the open sides.

Step 5: Clip open sides shut and punch holes

Clip the open sides of the pillow shut. Use an awl or a small punch to punch evenly spaces holes through.

Step 6: Feed leather lace through holes & tie

Feed the ends of the lace through the hole to create a loop, and then feed them back through loop and pull tightly.

Step 1: Lay your scarf flat and place pillow

Lay your scarf out flat and place the insert in the center.

Step 2: Fold the width of the scarf on top

Fold the width of the scarf up over each edge so they overlap in the middle.

Step 4: Turn pillow over and tie ends

Turn the pillow over and tie the ends of the scarf in a knot at the center on the back of the pillow.