Do you have a rambunctious dog that likes to drag your porch pillows all over the yard and proceed to eat them? (Or, did he/she suddenly and mysteriously disappear?)
There’s no need for taking drastic measures (like searching for a nice shady spot for a pet grave). My goal today is to help you rule over your porch pillows once again. No more wobbly crown, ladies. You’ve got this!
If you’ve followed my blog posts over the past six months, you’re a little familiar with Sir Winston and his antics. Doesn’t he look sweet and innocent? He is, but then sometimes, he’s not! (If you’re fairly new here or need a refresher, you can read how we renovated this loving stray from death’s doorway here.)
After finishing my post about how to easily cover porch pillows (the ones with holes in the corners from the dog…grrrr!), I took my pillows to the back porch glider for my Three French Hens tablescape post. They were the perfect color for the black and red theme.
Early this week, I moved my two pillows out to the front porch swing. Our perfect weather beckoned me to read there each morning. Ahh…
Later that day, HH notified me that the pillows were out in the yard! Luckily, the corners weren’t chewed or anything. They were awfully dirty, though. (Hmm…not sure the water-repellent spray did much good.)
I washed them…and devised a plan.
Remember how I stitched ties to the porch cushions (in sunflower yellow)?
Well, I made the same type of ties out of the pillow fabric. All you do is cut 30-inch-long strips at two inches wide. Then you fold each edge to the center and then fold it again to the inside – and then stitch.
Fold each tie in half and pin at the top corners of your pillow.
Stitch at the tie fold, and then place your pillow inside the pocket again…and head outside to the porch.
March emphatically and with attitude! You are the PORCH PILLOW BOSS, remember?
Tie each pillow to your furniture. Hee-hee-he!
Sit a spell…and gloat.
So there! You are boss…queen, really…with crown securely in place after all.
Ahh…no more worries. Don’t you feel better?
Do you have a destructive pet? Need to tie up his habit?