Ten DIY Pillow Ideas

If you're a pillow lover then you're going to love these 10 easy tutorials that show you how to make your own pillows or to decorate pillow covers that can be done for any season! 

Bee transfer on a pillow

You can read about each of these pillow projects by following the bold links below.

First up, you can create a pillow from your very favorite sweater that you shrunk in the wash or you are ready to toss into the donation pile. 

cheetah print sweater made into a pillow

Or the neutral sweater I repurposed into not only a pillow but a few other ideas for the home as well! 

white sweater on the bed with a cat

Maybe you like little pillows to fill a basket or bowl?

This small DIY bee pillow can be stenciled with your very favorite stencil. 

stenciled bee pillow in a basket

Maybe a love-ly handmade lumbar pillow with beautiful corner tassels is more to your liking. 

I made a bunch for Valentine's Day one year and sold them all! 

lumbar pillow with LOVE and corner tassels

Or what about the same idea using small fabric flags that were leftover from an old banner? 

They made beautiful patriotic pillows that sold like hotcakes at the craft fair! 

pile of American flag pillows

If you don't sew then I have a few ideas for you too! 

Pillows that use a special hot glue and can be made from a stenciled or store bought fabric placemat

They couldn't be easier to make!!

Fabric placemat with wreath stencil

Love the easy idea? 

Here is another no-sew idea using a beautiful tea towel to create a pillow with tassels too! . 

These pillows can be made from any cute tea towel for any occasion! 

carrot tea towel

If you're looking for an easy and temporary fix, grab some fabric and create these easy and reusable pillow covers! 

Did I mention there was no sewing involved for these pillows too?!

Outdoor bench with shutter, flowers and pillows

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pillow in a basket with overlay

Now if decorating a store bought pillow cover is more your speed, here is a simple idea to create quick and easy pillow covers! 

Check out my Amazon links at the bottom of this post for blank pillow covers! 

Perfect for any season, these winter pillows can be customized and personalized

stencil, brushes and paint

Before you go you may want to see how I created transfers for small pillows I sold at the craft fair. 

These mini pillows with transfers are always a hot item and look great filling a basket or bowl. 

Transfer design on a small pillow

Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you got a chance to visit each of these fun and easy pillow projects. 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .