Friday, December 7, 2012

DIY Sequin Pillow

I love a good upcycle project, and today I am sharing a super easy one! Glitter and sequins seem to be all the rage this holiday season, and ever since I saw these gorgeous pillows in Mandi's Epic Room Makeover I have been on the lookout for one. No luck finding it... but I DID find this awesome dress at Ross for $10. Score! Here's a look at the before and after:


Pretty sweet, right? The skirt on the dress was completely lined and already sewn to the perfect width for an accent pillow. All I had to do was cut the top of the dress off, turn it inside out and sew up that side.


I had a $2 pillow in my stash from IKEA, and I just stuffed it in to make sure it filled out my new sequin dress/pillow... perfect fit. I closed it by hand-stitching the bottom edge.


I absolutely ADORE the shine and sparkle coming from this baby! It is the perfect holiday pillow, but I'll be using it all year round :)

For more pillow ideas, make sure to come back today at 1:00, PST for a live Google+ Hangout with one of my best blog friends, Emily from 52 Mantels. We'll be showing you guys lots of easy ways to update your pillows for the holiday season!


I'm a little nervous about being LIVE for this chat, but I think it will be a lot of fun! Hope you can make it! {You can view our Pillow Hangout here}

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33 comments:

  1. This turned out SO fabulously! I am seriously kicking myself for not buying its twin!

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  2. i think i saw that pillow just the other day at the homegoods in farmington, utah. in the new station park center. i don't know if you are in utah, but i see a picture of the SLC temple on your wall, so i'm guessing there is a chance you are.

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  3. Get out of town right now! Holy glitter FABULOUS! I love this! Too cool for words..really ! Too cool!
    Jen

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  4. Oh my goodness is this gorgeous or what? I LOVE love love!! And to think you made it out of a dress! Awesome!

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  5. I like it so much better as a pillow! It looks great.

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  6. So gorgeous! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  7. That sequin dress was such a lucky find for this project! Love it!

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  8. Wow, I LOVE this. I'm a sucker for anything sparkly though. I bet I could find an awful sequin dress at Goodwill that would make a lovely pillow!

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  9. so pretty...not appropriate for napping on I would supposed...ha. :)

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  10. It is the perfect holiday pillow! I would use it year round too! Love the shimmer and you are brilliant to use a dress for this project :)

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  11. Brilliant! That is such a great idea and so stinkin cute!!

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  12. Ok. you're a genius and now I'm a follower! great job!

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  13. Oh. My. I saw this on pinterest. Pinned it ;) Then ran right over. It's SPECTACULAR :)

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  14. I missed the live chat! Is it still online? You girls are so clever, this pillow upcycle is awesome!

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  15. I just found this post and it is SO CUTE! I am totally copying you!

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  16. Wow! What a fabulous and easy DIY pillow!

    Jenna @ rainonatinroof.com

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  17. I love, love, LOVE this! So stinkin' cute!

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  18. AHHH!!! This is sooo awesome!! I love sequins and that pillow looks expensive-amazing how you can recreate anything when you put your mind to it. Great job, I will be on the lookout for clothing markdowns after seeing this!

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  19. What?! From a dress?? I am totally smitten and absolutely obsessed with this pillow. Love love love it times a million.

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  20. love it i have this very same dress and have never worn it hummmmmm :)

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  21. Your pillow turned out great - what a perfect dress for it too! I've got this linked to my DIY pillows post as well today, for inspiration!

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  22. amazing!! great use of an old dress!! xx

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  23. perfect!! love the idea of doing it with something i already own, instead of going and buying sequined fabric... though i do LOVE sequined fabric. :)

    jamie
    inconsistency rang the horse

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  24. I absolutely fell in love with your blog. I'm following you now:))
    Make sure that you also check out my blog and follow me as well
    That would be lovely.

    http://fashionableperfection.blogspot.nl/

    love John Setrodipo

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  25. Great idea. Going to keep my eyes out for anything pre-sequined or maybe even velvet ?!? I don't have a blog. Found you through Pinterest, of course. Will follow your board now. Thanks so much for sharing! j.

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  26. This is so dang cute~ LOVE it! xox

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  27. Love it! Need some sparkle in my living room :)

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