For those of you who don’t know what All Things Thrifty is all about, we are decorating gals who can’t get enough of Interior Design. We are THRIFTY to the core, and we love to share our ideas of how to decorate on a budget. We will share with you how much our projects cost to prove how inexpensive decorating can really be!
Pillow, n: 1. A cloth case, stuffed with something soft, such as down, feathers, or foam rubber, used to cushion the head, especially during sleep. 2. A decorative cushion.
We LOVE to decorate with pillows, and accessorizing with them is one of our favorite parts of decorating a room. The right pillow can tie in the decorations of an entire room and make it feel complete. We’d like to show you five different accessories that could dress up any old pillow and take it from drab to FAB!

Our first pillow is one we made from fabric purchased from IKEA and felt purchased from a local craft store. Felt is a fun and inexpensive way to spice up your pillows. The felt we used on these pillows, came to a total of $1.74. Just by adding that small amount of felt, it changed these pillows from blah to beauty. The overall cost for this pillow cover was under $5.00.

For instructions how to make this felt pillow, go HERE.
Our next fun pillow is one with classic charm. By adding some DIY vintage flowers to the front of the pillow and crystal tassel trim to the sides, the pillow becomes a focal point of your decor. Kallie found all the fabric for the small price tag of a $1 a yard for this beauty. So for a GRAND TOTAL of $2.06 for all the ingredients,you can have a darling vintage pillow cover from scratch.

For instructions how to make vintage flowers, go HERE.

This ruffly beauty was inspired by a pillow I saw at the local Parade of Homes. I tea-dyed the lace to make it look antique, and wrapped it spirally on the pillow to create the ruffle flower. Although this pillow was our most expensive project, this pillow cover only cost us $8.25 to make!

For instructions on how to make this ruffly pillow, go HERE.

We made this fun pillow by cutting small circles of felt and scrunching them up to create this fun “flower” look. The total cost of this pillow cover was around $3.00.

For instructions on how to make this pillow, and for a cost breakdown, go to THIS post.


  1. says

    This is my new favorite blog. My husband and I always buy stuff from the DI and paint it (I think paint is the answer to everything), but your ideas will make our ideas 100 times better! Oh, and I love that you spray paint everything instead of using "real" paint. Much easier! And I really want to try out these pillows!

  2. Anonymous says

    I love this post, it gives so many great ideas and "how-to's". I can't wait to try my own! Good Job!

  3. says

    You did a great job with your entry! I am a pillow lover myself! My husband often tells people it takes him 1/2 hour to get into bed just getting all the pillows off! :)

    Great job,
    Andrea (Junk Girl)

  4. Sarah says

    Good Job Ladies!! I went and checked out the competition. I think you are at very least right up there with a couple and far beyond most of them. The pillows all turned out great and I think you are off to a GREAT start!! Good Luck and plenty of Tylenol to both of you!! :)

  5. lincy says

    Pillow with flowers just amazing. All of these different colors and flowers. Is that very hard to make one?

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