Easy Pillow Makeover with No Sewing Required
Do you have a lot of pillows on your bed?
While the look can be lovely I don’t do that, mainly because if I did I probably wouldn’t make the bed every day.
Yes, I said every day. lol.
Even if the rest of the bedroom is disorganized on any given morning, if the bed is made the bedroom looks and feels a million times better .
So, even though I don’t have a lot of pillows… I do like to change up the one decorative pillow that I have in front.
A while back I created this button flower pillow, but it’s time for a change.
For this easy no sew pillow makeover I’m using two thrifted scarves, and a two dollar thrifted pillow.
The pillow cover is zippered at the back, but it was in great shape so I kept it as the base.
I’m always bringing home scarves that I think are pretty or interesting, and I usually find them for a dollar or less.
For my pillow redo I’m using a pretty pink knitted-in-the-round scarf, and a beautiful multi-colored ribbon scarf.
Scarves are one of the most versatile items for craft and home decor repurposing projects.
There are so many different kinds of scarves, not to mentions sizes, colors, patterns etc.
And that means the possibilities are pretty much endless.
Easy Pillow Makeover with Scarves
Knitted-in-the-round scarves are very stretchy, and this one covered my 16″ pillow quite easily.
A few years ago I did this bench seat makeover with one of these scarves in a bright red.
When stretching these scarves for use in projects the stretching is permanent. They might shrink back a bit, but they won’t go back to their original size.
So don’t use one that you care about, or that you think you might want to wear again.
I gently continued to pull the scarf over the pillow, making sure it’s covering the pillow well.
A dark color might show through the pink scarf, but this light yellow didn’t.
Once I had the pillow completely covered with the scarf, and I was happy with it, I tucked in the ends on both sides.
Adding Decorative Scarf to Pillow
Then came this lovely ribbon scarf with all it glorious colors.
It really adds a punch to the light pink scarf.
I’ve had this ribbon scarf for quite a while waiting to use it in a project.
You could use any kind of scarf for this, or even a lovely piece of fabric. As long as you can wrap it around the pillow to hold in the scarf ends, it’s all good.
Making sure that the tucked in scarf ends were at the sides, I wrapped the ribbon scarf around the pillow.
Then I tied it on the other side.
This easy pillow makeover only took about ten minutes from start to finish.
One Easy Pillow Makeover, Four Different Looks
The ribbon scarf holds in the tucked in sides, the top and bottom in this pic, in place very nicely.
I have a darker pink scarf, but I decided to use the lighter one so that the dark pink areas of the ribbon scarf would show up.
For me, just like in the garden, green is a neutral in home decor.
Because you get four different looks, you can change the look every day.
And the really great thing about using repurposed scarves for easy pillow makeovers is that no sewing means you can easily take it apart.
Then you can do it all again with different scarves to get a completely different look.
To see more projects like this one check out my repurposed scarf projects.
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Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…
keep on keepin’ on!