Let’s face it: everyone has his or her own set of pillows that are simply comfortable, you can’t sleep without it. Perhaps those pillows need to have a makeover. Want to know how you can transform your old pillows into a better looking one that you will surely love?
Check out these 30 amazing ideas you can consider if you need to decorate your pillows. You’ll definitely love sleeping with your newly-clothed pillows!
1Fall Décor Pillow Wrap
If you can’t resist the love for the fall season, this beautiful decorative pillow wrap is all you need. The colors are perfect fit for the season, and the words are large and very readable from a distance. This DIY project is so easy; you’ll only need less than an hour to do this. You will really love hugging this pillow whether you’re in the bed or watching TV in the couch.
2No Sew Pillow
Don’t like sewing? This decorative pillow wrap is all you need because this does not require you to sew anything. If you can’t sew it: just glue it! You have the freedom to do your own design on this pillow but you must glue it firmly, otherwise it would tear down easily. You can use this pillow anywhere you want it.
Got a good-looking couch but you don’t have pillows for it? This decorative pillow is just the perfect solution not only for your couch but also for your beds. Round pillows are fit for any kind of couch: you can even make a lot of wraps for it depending on the season and the occasion. It’s also very easy to do: just a little bit of sewing and you’re done.
Want to say something but you can’t simply do it personally? Need to make a statement or something? Running out of ideas for your next DIY project? This decorative pillow project is perfect for you. If you don’t have a pillow wrap yet, you can use any plain pillow wrap (any color will do) and grab some letter stencils to form your desired words or phrases. Fill out the letters with a Sharpie: it’s like writing on a piece of cloth.
You might have a bunch of favorite t-shirts that you’ve bought or mom bought for you when you’re still young that doesn’t fit anymore. You can either give it to someone, sell it for a cheap price, or just keep it and hide it forever. Want to turn these shirts into something useful without wearing it? Why not turn these old shirts into decorative pillow wraps? You can even use these pillows to decorate your kids’ rooms and show them what you’ve worn when you we’re young. You might not get the response you’ll like to hear but seeing those shirts turned into pillows would definitely bring back memories.
6No-Sew Fat-Quarter Pillow
Not everyone can sew: admit it – you might have sewn once and you failed miserably and decided to throw away what you’ve done. Thanks to the advances in technology, you can now have beautiful decorative pillows without the need of sewing. This no-sew fat quarter pillow uses hemming tape that bonds by ironing. You can even use hemming tape on other activities as well. You can also use a lot of different designs as pillow wraps.
7Plastic Grocery Bag Throw Pillow
Perhaps you have a stash of plastic grocery bags somewhere in the kitchen because it’s reusable and recyclable, but they also pile up and create a big mess. Don’t throw them away! Turn these used plastic grocery bags into decorative pillows! These plastic grocery bags can be used as inserts for throw pillows: although a bit noisy when hugged because they’re plastic, these pillows made out of plastic grocery bags are light and soft.
8No-Sew Painters Tarp Pillow
Got some excess painters tarp from an old project? Want to turn them into something useful? Then check out this wonderful decorative pillow DIY project and make use of these old painters’ tarp. These tarps are excellent for pillows because they are made out of high quality fabric. You can add your designs later if needed.
Everyone has his or her own favorite pillow. Show some “love” for your favorite pillow by doing this very simple decorative pillow wrap that you’ll surely “love”. Why not make a beautiful pillow wrap with the word “love” in the center? Everyone would be jealous when they see it, and it would definitely attract a lot of hugs.
A beautiful porch is incomplete without some pillows on it. But you cannot simply add pillows because the design doesn’t fit. Why not create a special and easy decorative pillow for your porch? This quick and simple DIY porch pillow project is perfect for your porch: you can create any design if you want.
11Tie Dye Fabric Pillow
Do you want to make a pillow that is colorful and beautiful? This Indian-inspired decorative pillow wrap has all it takes to become the centerpiece of your couch, even in your bedroom! You can dye it with your favorite color if you want, and add accessories as you like. Pom pom trims are better on this one to preserve its Indian heritage look.
12Anthropologie Rosette Round Pillow
If you love round objects, then this decorative pillow is perfect for you. This Rosette round pillow is simply perfect for couches and also for beds. If you’re fond of shopping for pillows, you might have stumbled upon on this gem on Anthropologie: this pillow will cost you $78! With this decorative pillow DIY, you would only spend a fraction or nothing at all! It wouldn’t exactly look like what they are selling but at least you tried and saved a lot of money for other things.
13Heat Transfer DIY Pillow
Got a favorite pillow that is so soft yet it doesn’t have anything on it? This decorative pillow DIY is the only thing you need. If you have a great pattern or design, you can simply transfer it in a heat transfer paper (just make the design go backwards or mirrored or else it would look backwards when applied), and then iron it on the pillow itself! Instantly transform your plain pillows into a more lovable one. You can even print images for your kids’ bedrooms! They’ll easily love those pillows if you add their favorite cartoon characters on it.
14Designer Look Pillow
You may have seen this pillow from a popular store, and it seems the budget can’t buy you this one. Worry no more, this decorative pillow DIY will certainly make you feel satisfied; you can even make a better version of the one you’ve seen in the store! This pillow doesn’t need sewing: it would ultimately save you time, to make you focus on the design itself rather than preparing for the entire pillow and its filling.
“Anthropologie” has a lot of beautiful things on sale and this pillow might have your stares too, but when you saw the price it made you ran away from it. Did you know that you can make an exact copy of that pillow? This decorative pillow DIY answers all your pillow problems. You can even use better supplies instead of the ones you’ve seen on the store, even add more accessories on it!
An all-leather couch set deserves leather pillows too, if you want it to look complete. Most leather couches sold on the market have way too expensive pillows; you easily skip adding it on the set when you’re buying. This decorative pillow DIY is the answer you need. Learn how to make an all-leather pillow that is so soft and comfy, you’ll love making a bunch more. You don’t even need to buy a new leather cloth: get your leather from old couches instead.
17Felt Flower Pillow
A beautiful pillow deserves its price tag, but some shops are selling overprices merchandise. No one wants to shell out $50 for a small pillow. Don’t worry, you can make this pillow without spending that amount. This decorative pillow DIY is simple and requires no sewing, you can either use hot glue or cloth adhesives instead. The design is flexible: you can use it on small pillows or big ones. You can even make small flowers out of it as accents.
Perhaps this is the easiest decorative pillow DIY you’ll ever do, and it doesn’t require you to purchase anything because you’ll recycle your old pillows and turn them into beautiful ones again. If you have scarves at home, pick out your favorites and simply wrap them on those old pillows. If you don’t have scarves, buy the larger 20x20s and pick the best designs. You can also use this pillow wrap for large rectangular pillows: just sew two scarves to make a large one.
Got a beautifully designed stencil you don’t know where to place in your home? Transform that stencil into something you and your kids would certainly love. Why not use it for your next decorative pillow project? Just use the negative space of your stencil, place it on top of your pillow cover, and then apply some paint on it. If you want, you can use Sharpie instead.
20On The Go Reading Pillow
Love reading and going out for a long travel? This decorative pillow project is a 2-in-1 pillow: you can easily slip in your favorite book on it and worry not forgetting your favorite book on the long way home. The large pocket can fit any book size so you can read long novels or short stories comfortably without getting bored on your travel.
21Owl and Penguin Pillows
This decorative pillow project is an excellent gift idea, perfect for kids and young at heart. Beautiful and adorable, kids would love hugging these soft and cute owl and penguin pillows. You can also make this as pillows for your kids at home, although this is perfect for presents. Surely this one is not as easy as it looks and it requires a lot of patience in doing it but the smiles you’ll receive when the kids see it is enough as a reward.
If you love sewing, then this decorative pillow project is perfect for you. The cloth wedges require a lot of sewing, and the result actually looks cool. You can even sort them the way you want it, or for a more beautiful approach, randomly select the next pattern to be sewn. Truly a lovable and huggable pillow, you can make either a small pillow or a larger one, or both!
23Fabric Flower Ring Pillow
This pillow looks expensive, right? Would you believe that this one only costs less than $10 to make? Women would certainly love this kind of pillow because of its intricate designs and the flower accent. You can even use this decorative pillow as a gift for newly-weds or for anniversaries. You can even use it for your own personal space at home.
Macaron pillows are simply huggable, and they’re comfy. No wonder everyone loves to have it in their bedrooms and couches. Want to know how you can make it? This decorative pillow DIY is your guide. Plush coral fleece fabric is great for these kind of pillows because they give you the warmth and comfort you need for those cold nights. You and your kids would certainly love having one of these soft and adorable pillows.
Do you love fabrics with designs? Show your love for them with this beautifully decorative pillow! This DIY project requires you a lot of differently designed fabric strips that are sewn together to create a large cloth that will be used as pillow cover. You can add some accents on the sides if you want for a more pleasing look.
26Little Madam Cushion
Transform your plain looking pillows into a work of art by adding some designs on it. This time, make some face designs on top of the plain white cushion and turn your plain pillow into your new imaginary friend! This cute decorative pillow project is perfect for bedrooms and personal office spaces if you want some cushion for your backs, mostly recommended if you’re spending all day sitting on your desk at work.
27Felt Circle Pillow
Want a comfortable pillow without spending a lot of money and resources just to have it? This decorative pillow project is so beautiful and adorable; you wouldn’t notice you’ve only spent less than $10 just to make it. The lemon yellow color is so relaxing and satisfying, and the felt designs on top makes it even better. This pillow is perfect for the couch; you can also bring it on the car for a comfortable ride.
You might have a cute little bunny doll when you’re still young, but now that you’re old enough you can’t play with it anymore. Why not reminisce and play with your little bunny friend again, this time as a pillow! This decorative pillow project is adorably beautiful: it would certainly bring back memories that you can share with your future kids too.
29Mondo Pom Trim Pillow
Got a comfy pillow but somehow you felt it was boring? Turn that pillow into something new by adding accessories on it! This decorative pillow project will turn your plain looking pillow into a cute pillow with pom pom accessories on the sides. Soft yarns are perfect materials for the pom poms because they are soft and tangle-free.
30Pottery Barn Pillow
Who wants to spend $45 for a small pillow? Well, not me. This cute looking pillow deserves its price but it’s way too expensive for a pillow. Want to know how you can make a quality knockoff? This decorative pillow project will definitely turn heads whenever someone sees it and will ask you where you’ve bought it. It’s also very simple and requires a little bit of sewing.