I got this cool & thrifty idea from Traci at "Beneath My Heart" & it is really ridiculously easy. I just headed over to one of my favorite discount stores - Burlington Coat Factory. But don't let the name fool you - Burlington has all sorts of goodies - from coats, to clothes, to baby stuff, to art, furniture & home decor. They have it all. So, first I picked up two chocolate brown throw pillows, then I found two festive place mats for my little project. I followed Traci's directions exactly, except I couldn't find any poly fill for the pillows, so I just took an old bed pillow, cut it open & used the filling from that for these beauties.
So easy & no sewing machine required! I got the placemats for $2.99 each & made two pillows, so this project only cost me $6.00!!