DIY 2 Minute Napkin Pillow

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Mkay folks if you are looking for an easy DIY project or if you want some quick accent pillows for
a space in your home. This is the project for you. I found these lovely deer napkins at Target a while
back & I knew I wanted them in our bedroom. I thought about framing them, but making cute accent
pillows seemed like the better solution incorporate them in our bedroom decor.

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I am not trying to insult your intelligence with this easy DIY, but this is how I made these pillows. I simply Ironed out the napkins first to get all of the creases and wrinkles out from how they came packaged. I then laid down the bottom napkin for the backside of the pillow with the deer facing down. I then laid down the Iron hem tape down along 3 sides of the bottom napkin & laid the top napkin down on top of the hem tape and bottom napkin. After the napkin was lined up straight together I went around the edges holding the iron down for 10 seconds on each area to activate the heat bond of the hem tape. After it was cooled down, I slid in my pillow insert {You can find pillow inserts on Amazon here: 16″ X 16″ Pillow Insert, or at Walmart, Some craft stores, Pottery barn, ebay, & many other places} & you may laugh at me at this point. From here you can close the 4th side by adding a zipper, using the heat bond tape, velcro, or sewing. Me, being a very imperfect DIY-er, chose to hot glue the 4th side shut. Yes, you read that right. I simply sealed the side with a thin line of hot glue. The reason this works for me is because this pillow is not in a high traffic area. It’s an accent pillow on our chairs at the end of our bed. It looks perfect, works perfect, so it works for me!

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Seriously. How simple is this cute little pillow? I’m currently looking for some pillows
for our living room & I’m thinking I may need to make some napkin pillows because
I’m not really in the mood to spend $50 each for 10 pillows. Anyone with me?
How do you feel about napkin pillows? Have you made any before?
I would love to hear from you in the comments below or {here} on the Facebook
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Comments

  1. Haha! I love the imperfectness! For real though…super cute!

  2. Love this! Where did you find the deer napkins? I must have those! Happy Valentines Day and thanks for the easy tip!!

  3. I love them! That’s so creative!

  4. Love that & I love your blog layout too & all of the graphics (1st visit here)

  5. Love it! What an easy way to add to your decor. Pinned it!

  6. Love it! What an easy way to add to your decor. I will be on the look out for cute napkins. Pinned it!

  7. These are fabulous!!! I need these!!!!! Great idea! Pier 1 has great Napkins! Options are endless now!

  8. Goes perfect with you decor!!! Couldn’t be simpler ;)

    Fotini

  9. I like the idea but don’ tlike tht you can’t see the deer. Would look better wtih another design where you can see the whole design.

  10. Love your napkin pillows. Napkins are great for making pillow covers. I’ve been doing that for years but I’ve had a bit of a head start. Been sewing, crafting for years.
    I discovered napkins for pillow covers when we lived in MT at the Pier 1 in Helena, Mt. Would wait for a sale then grab the patterns I especially liked or could use in our home.
    I also have used place mats. Found a couple on sale at Pier 1 with some beaded fringe on sides. I opened up the bottom of the place mats, put a travel pillow in them. Also used some white or tan fabric to put transfers on that related to our home. I still have those and continue to use them. The place mats had a burlap look to them.
    To close the napkin pillow covers you could put velcro on one side to enable you to take pillow out to launder the cover. I’ve just sewn them up on the machine after pillow form inserted. Also have used fabric to make ties along the 4 th. side to tie., enable to take form out again to launder. I change what I like seasonally so like to be able to switch pillow covers as the mood strikes. I have several pillow covers for different themes or seasons. You can try different patterns that way much less expensively and have a good variety for your mood. Great for making gifts also.

    • I love all of this JaneEllen! Thanks so much for sharing.. I did make some place mats pillow {they were not too pretty!} but now that I’ve made these maybe I can make some again and they will look a little better. Thanks for sharing! I need to go to pier 1 and do some shopping for napkins and place mats. & you are right this is great for seasonal pillows too.

  11. Love it! What a great and simple fix. Next time I see napkins I’ll be thinking pillows.

  12. I love the simplicity of your napkin pillows. You are amazing! Thanks for sharing this project LizMarie! :-)

  13. I love this idea! JUst found your blog and I love it with so much focuas at DIY!

    Take care!

  14. I love anything that doesn’t involve sewing so this project is right up my alley. The pillow fits perfectly into your room decor!

  15. Liz,
    Would you believe I just found 3 pkgs. of 2 of these same exact napkins at Goodwill yesterday! The only thought that came to mind when i saw them was……PILLOWS!!!
    But what I was planing on doing was taking the hem out along the edge where the deer is and adding a strip of the coordinating fabric before I sewed the back on. Effectively allowing for more of the deer to be visible when the pillow is sewn together. Since I have enough napkins to make six pillows, some will be early Christmas gifts new season!
    Keep on WOWING us with your endeviers, I for one enjoy seeing what you’re up too.

  16. Great DIY project! Being simple is fine with me! :)

  17. I didn’t know there was heat and bond hem stuff! That is for me. I love the hot glue trick. I had to actually do a whole bunch of pillows for my holiday sale with my glue gun because my sewing machine died on me. Great tip, pinning!

  18. Thanks for the inspiration Liz! I just made a napkin pillow for my couch! :-)

  19. What a great idea! Sometimes I just hate spending the $$ on the pillows that I really want, like from Pottery Barn or custom made, and just don’t like the “cheap” ones in the stores. And I don’t sew. This is perfect.

  20. Very cute, and yes the napkin pillows are perfect in your bedroom! How simple is this?
    Saw you sharing at Live Laugh Linky Thursday
    Debbie :)

  21. Really cute! Love the antlers barely there…And I have to tell you, just ’cause I’m trying to share the nice things I think…whenever I visit your site I think “She is such a pretty lady!” :)

  22. This looks sooo pretty ;) Love it
    Jamie

  23. Love this idea and I love the fact that you closed your cushion with hot glue!
    love it!!

  24. Excellent post! We are linking to this great article on our website.
    Keep up the great writing.

  25. Avary Thorne says:

    okay so I am now doing my bedroom completely inspired by your design. :-) you have such a great eye!
    2 quick questions…
    Where did you get that duvet cover?
    and the reindeer napkins:-)
    Thank you!

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