PERSONALISED CUSHIONS 3 WAYS
While I love big DIY home decor projects, what I love most is getting really stuck into the details of a room. I think that the small details are what really bring a space together and make it feel yours.
I recently bought a bunch of pillows to go on the sofa and jazzed them up in a few different ways to make them look a little bit more interesting.
Once I finally got around to buying some colourful pillows, I didn’t feel like it looked much better so wanted to add a personal touch and came up with three easy ways to jazz up your cushions.
1. DIY pompom cushion
All you need is: 1 cushion and 8 pompoms (here’s a quick how-to video so you can make your own pompoms)
Remove the cushion inside the cushion cover and use a crochet hook or a wide-eye needle to pull the strings of the pompoms through to the inside. Tie both strings together. Follow this process to add 2 pompoms to each corner of the cushion.
2. DIY tufted cushion
All you need is 1 cushion, 2 metal fabric cover buttons, 2 circles of fabric about double the diameter of the buttons
Follow the instructions on your fabric cover buttons to cover them in the fabric of your choice. I chose a very similar fabric to the cushion because it’s what I had, but you could go for something darker or lighter, too.
Using a white pencil and a ruler, mark the middle of the cushion on both sides. Use a long needle and thick thread to sew the button on. Pull the thread all the way to the other side of the cushion and attach the other button through the same piece of thread. Go back and forth from button to button a few times making sure to pull the thread quite tightly to get this pulled fabric effect.
Keep in mind that once you tuft a pillow like this, you will no longer be able to remove the cushion cover.
3. DIY mini pompom cushions
All you need is: 1 or 2 cushions with removable covers, a packet of mini pompoms
Remove the pillow from the case. Use a pencil to mark out the letter or shape that you want on your cushion making sure it is centred. I did these freehand but you could print out and draw around a template if you like.
I love how just a few little inexpensive bits and bobs can really make a difference.
Have a lovely day! xS