Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Dollar Store Pillow Project

Hi Friends,
I'm back with another Dollar Store project creating pillows from kitchen towels.

I actually created these a couple years ago,
but thought they were worth sharing again.


To start, I purchased a few pretty fall towels
and as you know, they are usually one dollar or less if they come in a two pack.

I merely folded the towels in half right sides together.
Next I sew one side and bottom leaving one end open or the bottom to stuff 
with poly fill and hand sew the open end closed with a blind stitch.
(a blind stitch is a sewn running stitch between the folds of the closed end)

At this point, you are ready to accent and embellish with trims, buttons,
dollies and more.

For these I used fringe for the pillow bottoms and my grandmothers
gorgeous hand crocheted lace to trim along with vintage buttons.

This one was a bit larger and a nice compliment to the smaller pillow.

So pretty to bring a pop of the season on this corner chair.

Lastly I also purchased a soft felt pillow already finished
but added my own accents, trims, buttons and crocheted lace.

There you have it,
pretty little pillow projects from the Dollar Store.
Cost, under 5 dollars for everything!

~Now that's  "less is more" decorating~

See you next time.

Be Blessed,
Celestina Marie


Sola Scriptura said...

Very creative! I buy a kitchen tea towel every time we go on a trip (with the name of the town or country on the design) and have quite a collection now. This is quite an inspiration to me!

Dianna said...

Celeste, I had never thought of using towels to make pillows, but you have inspired me! I could use some pillows on our sofa to add a pop of color. I'll let you know how they turn out. Thank you so much for this idea!

Anonymous said...

beautiful, you are so creative,

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful idea. I often see bits and pieces of crocheted lace in a Ziploc at the thrift store. This would be a great way to preserve them. Love the fall colors. Have a nice day.

Creations By Cindy said...

How beautiful are your pillows!!!! WOW! Never thought about doing that before now! I am always learning something from you! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Anonymous said...

What darling pillows! I love your idea of using tea towels! Your embellishments are a perfect touch to adorn these! I hope our Dollar Store has these! I love them!

Valerie-Jael said...

They are totally GORGEOUS! Wonderful make indeed! Hugs, Valerie

TexWisGirl said...

really cute embellishments!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

These are great my friend! You are putting me into the fall spirit ad we are dtill having bits of summer, but it is so nice. You are so good!!!!

Jan Hermann said...

I love seeing all of your beautiful projects! Fall is such a beautiful time of the year and you've brought it into your home with these pillows. How adorable they are.

Enjoy your day,
Jan ♥

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

These look beautiful. Hard to believe they started out as $ Store towels. After you add your touch, they look like expensive pillow covers. laurie

Claudia said...

Hi Celeste, those projects are beautiful, georgeous! You are so creativ in those things!
Wonderful Colours and pillows!
Just perfect!
Hugs and blessings,
Claudia xo

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

You amaze me with all the creative beauties you create. All bring personal style and beauty to your lovely home.
Always enjoy visiting to see your latest hand made touches.

Anonymous said...

Those are beautiful! I would never have known they were made from Dollar Store kitchen towels. What a lovely fall addition to your home.


1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous pillows , so amazing to see what you can do with just a few dollars! ~Diane

Susan' Hearts and Flowers said...

Celestina, I love how you can take an item and use it differently than its intended purpose. You pillows are awesomely gorgeous. I will have to keep my eye out for some pretty towels.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

What a great idea Celeste! I love how you embellished them. Great look for a great price. I remember my Mom taking pretty washcloths and making pillows using yarn to tie and make "fringe" all around to for a dual duty edging. She loved making them for the different holidays. Nice memories. You have taken it to a new sophistication my friend, love it!

Blessings to you and Larry for a wonderful fall! Love, Edie

Kathy said...

Thanks for the inspiration!!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

So very pretty. What a great idea and perfect for Fall. Gotta love the price too! xo

Mari said...

Sweet Celeste my friend, I love how you turn towels into gorgeous pillows your sooooo creative, thanks for sharing your great ideas with us all ;-)

Hug So~

Alessandra said...

What a great and a clever idea! These towels turned out so lovely. Your pillows are such beautiful.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty pillows, Celeste! I love how creative you are being with dollar store items.

Patty @ That's So Pretty said...

How cute and seems so easy! Your so creative Celestina!

Laurie said...

So cute!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You are so creative - the pillows look great. I never find any good towels at Dollar Tree Store.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

How clever you are! I buy seasonal towels at the dollar store, but I would never have thought to make them into pillows! I love the scalloped lace and buttons you've embellished the pillows with. Great idea!


cynthia lee designs said...

Celeste...I love these!! I have several dish towels and doilies...and can't wait to make some of these pillows. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Maria Elena said...

So beautiful and creative. I just love them!

Stephanie said...

Dearest Celeste, I love these pillows made from kitchen towels! You are so very creative, my friend :)

And the lace and buttons that you added to the felt pillow are perfect.

Thanks for sharing your gift for creating with us. Hugs to you!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

I love dollar projects! You can't go wrong with this idea. I'll keep a look out for Christmas towels. Maybe I can whip up a cute pillow by then :-)
Hope you've had a good week Celeste!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Oh! And your pillows are so pretty especially with your grandmothers trim.

chateau chic said...

Cute, cute pillows!
Mary Alice

Cranberry Morning said...

Very clever idea, Celestina Marie, and easy on the budget. Always nice to have something fresh to spruce up the house for the new season. Thank you so much for stopping in at Cranberry Morning today and leaving such a nice comment.

Donna said...

What a fun and creative idea, Celestina! I love that not only is your project a thrifty one, but you've incorporated some of your grandma's gorgeous crocheted work! How fun it would be to create pillows for the different seasons and holidays! Now you have me looking at dish towels in a whole new light:)

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..