Oh, the many things we can do with place mats. Why should the table be the only place they can be enjoyed?
This week, I made a holiday pillow for my bedroom out of a place mat.
You can do it yourself, and you really don't even need a sewing machine!
Step #1: Place mats are usually made up of two pieces of fabric sewn together. Every now and then, they aren't, but most of the time they are. Use a seam ripper (or really pointy scissors) to take apart a seam wide enough to stick your hand through (that's really all you need).
Step #2: Stuff it!
Step #3: Stitch your open seam closed.
Step #4: Enjoy your handiwork!
This pillow cost me $3.19. I already had the stuffing on hand. That's a pretty cheap accessory!
I've also framed a place mat for my bathroom.
Oh, the decorating possibilities!