Did you know that Dollar Tree has some pretty fantastic items you can use for crafting if you look through your creative eye?
There are a few things I always look for at Dollar Tree that try to keep on hand for crafts or decor; such as poster board, stickers, decorative jars, and cute seasonal or holiday decor. That being said, I’ve got a fairly good stash of random items hanging out in my craft room, which is why I knew that when this month’s Craft Room Destash Challenge rolled around again, I could use these cute St. Patrick’s Day hand towels I grabbed last year. They were actually still in the bag from the store.
Surely I’m not the only crafter who does this right? Sees an item “I can use to make something with”, buys it, and sort of forgets about it? Come on crafters, some reassurance here would be helpful! Well actually I know I’m not, and that’s why I’ve joined these fun ladies each month as we encourage each other to clean out our spaces and create!
The rule to our challenge is that we’re only allowed to use items we already have on hand, but if we need to, we can spend up to $10 for finishing supplies (hot glue, thread, etc). Like last month when I made my memo board from an old cabinet door and a few other things, this time I didn’t have to spend any money. I had everything I needed already on hand.
For my project this month, No-Sew St. Patrick’s Day pillows, I only needed three supplies and a few crafting tools. The tools I use are adaptable to what you’ve got on hand. You don’t have to use exactly what I did, however I’ve found the same supplies and products on Amazon for you & I’m using my affiliate links if you’d like to use them as well.
- St. Patrick’s Day hand towels
- Heat N Bond Ultrahold
- Polyfil Stuffing
- Rotary cutter
- Clear acrylic quilt ruler
- Iron (I keep one specifically for crafting and not to be used on clothing. There’s nothing more frustrating than ironing your husbands white dress shirt before church and streaking some black left over gunk from a project across the front. Trust me, I’ve learned from experience.)
My original idea when I found these hand towels last year was to do this exact project, and make pillows out of them. I just never got around to it, and although I recently shared how to upcycle thrifted sweaters into pillows, I’m still a little intimidated by the sewing machine. Therefore, I wanted to figure out a way to make these no-sew.
I use the Heat N Bond for my Etsy growth charts, so I know this stuff is strong and would probably work for creating the pillows.
Directions to create No-Sew St Patrick’s Day pillows:
First, cut the hand towels into squares (mine were 14″x14″)
Next, line them up evenly with the right sides facing each other.
Cut a strip of the Heat N Bond to size, and place it along one side and in between the two pieces.
Then simply follow the ironing instructions for the Heat N Bond.
Repeat for all four sides, making sure to leave an opening on the last side to stuff your pillow.
Reach in and turn the pillow inside out, and begin stuffing your pillow with the Fiberfil.
Then, close the hole with the Heat N Bond, and you’re done!
I had three different styles of hand towels, so I was able to make my pillows reversible.
Oh, and if you like my Irish Prayer printable, you can find it here and download it for free.
WHAT COULD YOU CREATE WITH YOUR OWN CRAFT ROOM DESTASH ITEMS?
Make sure you check out the other bloggers and be inspired by their projects as well.
Then, go dig through your own stuff and start creating! Let me know what you make!