On Instagram and Facebook I've rolled out #SustainableSaturday to feature products, projects, life hacks, and tips for a more sustainable life. Focusing on how it can also keep you more organized. However, other times it just gives you a chance to see some of the ways I've upcycled "garbage" into useful works of art.
An example of someone else’s trash becoming my treasure. I made these pillows from plain yellow linen placemats to add some much needed personality in our basement space. They were previously destined for donations but I was enamored with their cheerful color.
I could probably have just gone with the yellow for a pop of color but.... I’m a bit extra 😜
First I copied a mandala designs from a coloring book and transferred them onto the placemats. Then I wandered around Pinterest to find some embroidery tutorials. Which I always find quite fun.😊
After the design was created I found some material to bridge the gap and stuffed the beauties to make a pillow
Don’t you just love them?!They’re now my pride and joy.
For a more detailed look at them head to my Instagram stories for a quick video on how they were constructed!