Ugly-Pillow Make-Over! – (in Less Than 15 Minutes!)
I’d been dreaming of a burlap pillow with the silhouette of a deer head for quite awhile now, but wasn’t exactly sure of how to go about it… I figured that the deer head along with the burlap would be perfect for fall, but also be able to smoothly roll right on into the Christmas Season!
I finally decided that I would upcycle an old existing ugly pillow instead of purchasing a new one...
Here is the ugly pillow that I decided to upcycle. Pretty ugly, am I right?!
[Psst! This is a project from way back when The Project Pile was just born! Have you checked out The Project Pile, lately?! A lot has changed!]
I found the perfect deer silhouette image online and printed it out. I then cut it out and traced it on to my burlap, and then colored it in with a black sharpie.
Since I unfortunately didn't inherit my mother's sewing genes, I left an extra boarder of material, so that I could instead hot-glue it. I just used a piece of thin cardboard to press the glued border together, so that I didn't burn my fingers!
[Hey! You can check out another awesome hot glue project, right here!]
Here is how the pillow turned out! Simple, but classic, and definitely so easy to make!
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Published July 28th, 2017 9:23 PM
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Kathleen Mckirkle on Oct 07, 2017You can pull a weft thread along the edges than hand fray the warp threads. It doesn't fray any more after doing this. Washing burlap makes it soft and can change it's shape.
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