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Last day of our series of 15 minute crafts or Crafty Quickies. I have really enjoyed this series! I want to thank Carolina from Moore Craft Time for joining me. Plus another thank you to all the lovely ladies that posted quick crafts with us this week. Did you miss some of the crafts? Check out the round ups for day 1, day 2, day 3, day 4, or head on over to the linky party for inspiration and to link up YOUR post. I have already made doily curtains for my living room. Then I thought a doily pillow would be wonderful. How do you make a pillow in under 15 minutes? Read on to find out.
To make a pillow in a jiffy, use a place mat. I am infatuated with place mat pillows. Don’t believe me? Check out these other versions here, here, and here. They are so quick and easy I can’t help myself. So for this version you will need a plain place mat (I got mine from the Dollar Tree), paper doilies, paint, and a stencil brush.
First of all, rip a small (3-4 inches) gap in the side or bottom of your place mat with a seam ripper. Depending on the place mat you choose, you may want to insert some wax paper on the inside to make sure your paint does not bleed through.
Then just lay on your doilies and use your stencil brush to go around them. I used a wide variety of doilies on mine.
I love the different versions and how they looked after I stenciled them.
Then cover the rest of your pillow with the white paint and allow to dry. The 15 minute crafts this week exclude dry time so that saved me on this one.
Once it is dry, just remove any wax paper you inserted, stuff with poly-fill, and sew closed that gap you ripped into the seam.
Quick, easy, and oh so unique.
Stalk your stores for place mats and paper doilies today!