Today’s outdoor pillow diy is BRILLIANT! Here’s an easy to do summer diy project that will make your porch or patio so so pretty! Let’s make a pillow from a vinyl tablecloth! I told you it was a brilliant idea! And it’s so so easy!
I have trouble with outdoor pillows! They blow away, I have to collect them when it rains and honestly, they are a pain to clean!
But I LOVE how outdoor pillows make any outdoor space so much prettier!!!!!
I was visiting the dollar store when I found myself in the vinyl tablecloth aisle! And had a stroke of brilliance! Why not turn this pretty, colorful, inexpensive vinyl tablecloth into a couple of easy-care outdoor pillows?
I went home and whipped up an outdoor pillow cover and plunked it down in a rocking chair on my back porch. Wow! It was so pretty!
No more soggy outdoor pillows. They are quite waterproof!
No more “spot clean” only pillows. I hose my pillows down!
No more hunting the farm fields if one blows away. See the bottom of the diy for a very practical way to keep these outdoor pillows from blowing away!
So I made a few more and wrote a step-by-step outdoor pillow diy just for you!
These are great little pillows that will give your outdoor living spaces a fabulous pop of pizzazz!!! Let’s make a sew-easy outdoor pillow!
HERE’S WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- flannel backed vinyl tablecloth-
- sewing machine or hot glue
- needle and thread or hot glue
- polyfill pillow form- not feather
I got four 18″ pillows from my one tablecloth. How many pillows you will get per tablecloth depends on the size of the tablecloth and how big you want to make them.
Here are some pretty tablecloths I found you might like to use to make your pillows…
LET’S MAKE AN OUTDOOR PILLOW
1. Using a flannel backed vinyl tablecloth, cut out 2 pieces for each pillow. Cut out a square the size of the pillow form plus 1/2 inch to all sides!
I made an 18-inch pillow so I cut 2- 19-inch squares. EASY PEASY! If your tablecloth has a noticeable design make sure to match the patterns.
With RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER, sew three sides of the pillow using a half inch seam allowance. Leave the bottom of the pillow open.
2. Turn the pillow to the right side and stuff it with a polyfill pillow form. A polyfill form is best because if it would somehow become wet a feather form would smell. Stitch the bottom of the pillow closed.
You can also hot glue the pillow together but use a low temp hot glue so the vinyl does not melt.
TA-DA!!!! How cute is this outdoor pillow?
Here’s another great tip if your porch or patio gets windy like ours does. Add a couple zip type snack bags filled with rocks to the bottom back of the pillow. This works great to keep them from blowing away!
You might like to see how I keep my summer pots on my patio from getting leggy and wilting as the summer progresses. You can see
Our vinyl tablecloth outdoor pillows will work outside all year round. Make them for every season! Grab a vinyl tablecloth and make pillows for your outdoor living spaces!