March 26, 2012

Nautical Map Pillow

I may have gone a little pillow crazy again.  In addition to fabric pillows I showed you guys recently, I’ve made a few unusual pillows in the past: a tea towel pillow, argyle sweater pillow, and placemat pillows.  Well call me crazy, but I’ve made another placemat pillow.

I just couldn’t help myself when I saw this nautical print placemat for under $1 at the Christmas Tree Shops. 

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But it gets even better, the other side of the placemat has this great antique looking nautical map.

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How awesome is that map!  So I simply unstitched a portion of the pillow and filled it with polyester fiberfill (bought at AC Moore- with a coupon of course).  I sewed this bad boy back up and in a matter of minutes I had this amazing nautical antique map pillow.

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Doesn’t it look fantastic?  I love nautical and beach themed stuff, so this print is right up my alley.

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I can’t wait to put out my summer décor, l think this pillow will look great along with it.

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The other side of the pillow looks nice too and has a fun nautical look.

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I’m really happy with how this pillow turned out.  I find so much great stuff at the Christmas Tree Shops.  Do you have a favorite store for home décor goodies?


I'm linking this project up to Tatertots & JelloBeneath My Heart, 320 Sycamore, House of Hepworths, Delightful Order, Embracing Change, Rad Crafter, and Thistlewood Farms

17 comments:

Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic said...

The map on the 1 side is pretty much awesome! Great score and I love the little frillies you put around the edge.

Anne said...

This is so cute! I wish I had a Christmas Tree Shop near me!

Beth @ Free Stylin' said...

I linked up my boys' map wall next to you on Beneath My Heart and HAD to come see this cute pillow that would go so well with the room! LOVE this pillow!! The price is awesome, but it looks like you spent way more than $1. Great job...love it!

www.freestylinbeth.com

Brandi said...

Love your pillow! I recently made pillows from cloth napkins. It never dawned on me to use placemats. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from 320 Sycamore.

Richella said...

This is brilliant. I love the map--and now I want to look for double-sided placemats!!

Stacey said...

I wish I could find cool napkins like that! Your pillows look great! Very nice!
I would love if you stopped over to my blog and linked up to my Creative inspirations linky party happening NOW! I would love to have you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change
http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

Alida - Radcrafter said...

I'm loving the map side of your pillow. Great idea!

I'd love if you would share this on Thingamajig Thursday going on now... http://radcrafter.com/2012/04/thingamajig-thursday-20/

Alida

Jenny @ DIY Newlyweds said...

Stacey & Alida, thanks for the invites. I've linked up to both of your parties. Party on!

Bettsi McComb said...

That is so great! It looks high end. Good job thinking outside the box! Visiting from 320 sycamore.

melissa * 320 Sycamore said...

WOW. what a great find~I love that map pillow and if you lived near me you might find it missing.

Stacey said...

Cool pillows!
Thanks for linking up this week - please come this week as well!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Stacey said...

Cool pillows!
Thanks for linking up this week - please come this week as well!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Amy W. @TheBlissfulBee said...

The navy and green together looks so nice!! I just recently changed our kitchen tablescape to navy and green have been very happy with it. Love the nautical too!!!

Meghan said...

It looks so great. I love the fringe. That placemat was a lucky find! Good eye.

withywindle said...

haha!! I had to laugh when I saw your project posted on Beneath My Heart... because it looks VERY familiar!! It appears great minds think alike! I made pillows out of these placemats too!

You can see one here in my bedroom: http://withywindle.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/a-long-overdue-bedroom-update/

Yours are super cute!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Jenny! I am loving this pillow! Thank you for linking it up to my party!
I will be sharing it in my highlight post tomorrow. ;)
Blessings,
Traci

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I love, love the placemat pillow! I mean seriously, could it get any easier? And such great placemats out there to choose from -- live your awesome map!

So very, very happy that you linked up to our Pillopalooza slumber party!

:)

Linda