January 19, 2012

Placemat Pillows are baaaack!

I mean, are there really any cheaper, more awesome pillows out there than placemat pillows??

Ok, so I'm sure there are some more crazy cheap ideas out there but, seriously, these are my faves :)

I've shared a couple tutorials for some seasonal placemat pillows here and here with you guys.
But I love these guys even MORE because I can keep them out all. year. long .

I scored on some cheap blue and white placemats at Target last spring and about hopped up and down in the aisle when I saw them.
( maybe I did. You know you do too!)

I found them when they were being clearanced so I snatched up three of those babies.
They only had one of my favorite print- the trellis design but I snagged two of the flower ones.
Because three is always the perfect number, right?

I filled them the same way I did my other two sets of pillows.
Just ripped open a seam on the side, stuffed the pillow stuffing in and then sewed it closed.
Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

And they may or may not have been scrubbed several times already when sticky hands get a hold of them.
And they've come up clean every time :)

Here they are hanging out in the living room I've been posting about all week.
If you missed it's transformation, check those posts out here and here.

The big one in the corner was an actual pillow that was clearanced so I snatched him up too :)

So do you love placemat pillows as much as I do?
Made any lately??

Do tell :)

Oh and have I told you yet that next week is going to be ANOTHER week of printables,
Valentine's Day style?
Oh yes. Get excited.
Cuz I know I am!

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  1. I love that trellis pattern too! They had some of the napkins on clearance at my Target last season and I snagged a ton too! I thought I had lost them because I couldn't find them anywhere. I finally went through the black hole that is my craft stash and I found them!! Score! So I'm planning on making some pillows too! Aawww...we'll be pillow twins! :-)

  2. I am in LOVE with this idea!! I have to make some myself now! thanks for sharing! The room looks beautiful!

  3. Love them! I bought the matching tablecloth with the trellis pattern on clearance, but still haven't decided what to do with it! Great pillows! I'd love it if you linked it up to the party I'm having!

  4. I'm always looking for placemats, but never find any I really like. Your pillows turned out super!
    thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can!

  5. Visiting from Days of Chalk and Chocolate's Linky Party. LOVE these pillows and your decor. I'm now following. FANTASTIC!

  6. LOVE!!! Placemat pillows are so fun to make. Yours turned out WAY cute!

  7. Looks like I must just LOVE your stuff- just clicked on these poppin pillows and back to Tattered and Ink it brought me! ;) I will have to follow you because I seem to love your goods! Love those pillows! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hey! I have that pillow design on my plates! :) Too funny! They look amazing! Thanks so much for linking up to Sassy Sites for our Friday ffa party! Have a fabulous weekend!


  9. I love those pillows! This is close to the color scheme I want to do too! I wonder if I could find those placemats....hmmm. Thanks for sharing:)

  10. Love this! They look great in your living room. Would love for you to stop by and share this at my linky party ( It opens later this evening~

  11. What a cute idea! And I LOVE the color... it's becoming my new favorite color. Would love it if you came by and linked up!

  12. love this! .. Would Love for you to come share on my new Link party

  13. Great place mat choices! Love them!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  14. Love when placemats are re-imagined into pillows- yours are LOVELY (I love blue!)

    Visiting from Under $100 linky party at Beyond The Picket Fence :) Thanks for sharing with us!
    ~Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois

  15. Girl, I need to start shopping at Target for placemats! These turned out SO cute!! I really love the blue you used in your living room!

  16. They are SO back! I love the bright colors--they go perfect with your room!

  17. This is so smart! Oh, and I LOVE your living room. :-)

  18. Oh, your pillows are so pretty! I love the refreshing colors! I'd be SO pumped if you'd come and share this (and any other projects you'd like to show off) at the Head to Head Showdown link party, going on right now at I hope to see you there! ~Jen

  19. Ha Ha! I made the same exact pillows for my screen porch this summer!


  20. Love those Pillows! And Yep-- I would be skipping as well- nice find!!


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