Wednesday, February 24, 2010

CHEAP floor pillows!

My friend Charlotte and I were in IKEA Portland a week or so ago, and were perusing the as-is section.  (OMG how did I not know this existed before?!) They had this huge bin of what I can assume were the slipcovers from display couches and chairs.  They were marked $2.00 and $3.00!  I picked up three of the couch cushion covers in a durable cotton canvas, not quite sure what I was going to do with them.  I do this all the time, and it drives the Hubs crazy!  I have a huge pile of what I call my "recycled fabric" that is basically just random bits of clothing, sheets, scarves, etc. that I feel *may* inspire me someday.

So last night we're watching a movie and I go to get some nasty old pillows (you know you have some in your closet!) to lay on, and it hits me!  HELLO!  What better way to make floor pillows than stuffing these IKEA cushion covers with the stuffing from all of my old, lumpy pillows!  The whole reason we have don't have a bunch of floor pillows is because I'm too cheap frugal to buy the fill to make them.  (Gosh I can be so incredibly cheap FRUGAL about certain things--stuffing material being one of them.) 

So, move your tushes to IKEA (or that couch in your garage?) Wash those cushion covers, pull out your old pillows and get rolling!  Fluffing up that old matted pillow fill is a great thing for bored kiddos to do.  Just close your eyes and don't see the mess (if you're type A like me).  Then stuff!
 The girls' love these.  They're squishy and big, and they can fit their whole bodies on them!

The itsy-bitsy spider...

Honestly, why wouldn't you do it?  I got three huge floor pillows for a grand total of $7.00.


  1. Wow! That's an unbelievable deal...and they look so comfy. I bet the fabric is really durable too.

    Way to go!

  2. those are wonderful, I totally need to make some. I love the IKEA s is section!


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