If you were around the last two years, you saw fall home decor made from thrift store sweaters. Click the images below for posts you’d like to review.
This includes front-button shirts, too.
Several years ago, I pulled HH’s pin-point dress shirt from the stack that was headed for donation. I made a pillow in only 15 minutes, and we still enjoy using it (Men’s Shirt Pillow DIY). If that’s not enough to convince you that you can be a thrift store remix queen, one final thrifted redo should do the trick – the DIY Pillow From a Thrifted Chico’s Jacket.
After helping Spunky Daughter with a front door set-up for fall, I realized how lacking my supply is for fall pillows (indoor and out). I visited our local Salvation Army store for some fast remedies.
I came home with several plaid shirts and sweaters in earthy, fall colors.
After making the video, I continued sewing the remaining pillows for SD’s porch bench and our porch seating.
The orange sweater was so fun to make! It’s very easy to invert the sweater and stitch along three sides as explained with the green sweater in the video. After inverting, pin five ten-inch ribbon sections to the top edge on front and back.
Aren’t the ribbons fun?
These pillows were in all types of configurations until SD took the two she wanted for her bench – the green sweater to the left and the green plaid to the right.
I made the green sweater pillow with vintage buttons along the top edge that connect the opening through buttonholes.
The back side has more vintage buttons – non working and for decoration alone.
There are more new pillows on the swing, which we’ll discuss another day.
I’ll have that “how to” for you soon.
SD sent this picture of her porch bench last night. She has plenty of leaves there – always, broom or no broom. 😉
Do you need fall porch pillows? Is it time to visit your nearest thrift store?
Sharing at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.