INSIDE: How to make the easiest NO SEW decorative throw pillow from a tote bag. DIY “Artists and Fleas” pillow for DIY home decorating.
A few months ago, we took a kids-free 48 hour trip to L.A. This is a rare occurence for us. So we packed in as much sightseeing, walking, seafood-eating we normally couldn’t do with three young kids in tow.
One of our many stops was an “L.A. cool” outdoor thrift store event. As we entered this event, they handed us a neat branded shopping tote bag. So L.A., isn’t it?!
Even though we left without any thrifted goodies, I definitely knew I liked this thrift store tote too much to toss in my trunk with the rest of my reusable grocery bags! This is what I did with it instead…
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How To Make a Decorative Pillow from a Tote Bag
As much as I enjoy a good sewing project, NO SEW is even better!
how to make a no sew throw pillow from a tote bag
Insert a pillow form to fit the size of the tote bag. Be sure to get the pillow form into the four corners of the tote bag.
With the pillow form snug in the tote bag, now cut off the handle straps.
Pin one side of the zipper to the inside of the top of the tote bag.
Repeat the same pinning to the other side of the zipper.
Repeat this glueing and clipping process until your tote-bag-turned-pillow looks like this…
easiest no sew throw pillow from a tote bag
Wait some time – maybe an hour – for the glue to dry. Remove the clips …unless you like this look!
And there you have the easiest NO SEW throw pillow from a tote bag. Add some tassels and pom poms to the zipper if you need to dress up an otherwise simple tote bag.
Other Upcycled DIY Ideas You May Like:
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More Thrift Store Ideas!
I teamed up with some crafty friends to bring you fun thrift store ideas. Check them out below in our monthly thrift store challenge!
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela
Gail | Purple Hues and Me Marie | The Inspiration Vault
Michelle | Our Crafty Mom Jenny | Cookies Coffee and Crafts Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Habiba | Craftify My Love Debra | Shoppe No. 5
Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!