Dollar Store Style

Free Decorating Ideas and Tips by Marlene Alexander

Kitchen and Bath

 


Make it Easy

Pillow Talk

How To Decorate Plain Cushion Covers 

Cushion covers are a wonderful way to update your decor on a budget. Dollar stores have cushion covers in a variety of solid colors that you can easily add an extra dimension to. 

Find out how you can make plain cushion covers unique with these simple tips.

Wrap it Up

A simple way to add some pizzazz to a plain cushion cover is to wrap it around with a colorful scarf. Just use the scarf as if you were wrapping a present, twisting it in the middle and securing it in the back with a couple of stitches.

 

 

Re-Purpose a Doily 

Doilies are another very easy way to dress up a plain cushion cover. You may have inherited some of your mother or grandmother’s doilies. If not, dollar stores sell the inexpensive kind. 

All you have to do is stitch a doily in place where you want it, in this case draped three-quarters of the way over the top of the cushion. 

Buttoned Up

Here we’ve used one large button and thread to match the fabric and contrast with the white button we’re using. The dimple effect was created by pushing the needle all the way through the middle of the cushion and pulling it through to the back. Pull the thread as tight as you can and tie a knot to secure it.

For this project you will need:

- a large button
- strong thread
- an extra-long needle
- scissors

 

Combination

For this cushion, we used the previous two ideas in combination. Small touches like this gold colored button help to add to the current trend of using metals as décor accents.



Ribbon Wrap

Ribbon is available in different patterns and widths and is another very easy way to add color and pattern to a cushion. This ribbon is 4 ½” wide and has a velvet-like pattern that adds an element of texture to the cushion.

You can stitch the ribbon directly onto the cushion cover or sew the ends of the ribbon together and slip it onto the cushion. In this way it is easily removed when you want to wash the cover.

 


                                                                  Please See Easy to Make Crafts for more ideas

 

 

 

 


Decorating Home

 

Valentine's Day

Outdoor Living
Storage Ideas
Easy Creative Things to Make
Christmas Decorating and Gift Ideas
Gifts For All Seasons 
Odds and Ends
Pet Project
Get the Look For Less
Ideas For Kids
Wedding & Shower Ideas
 
About Marlene Alexander
Site Map

 
Copyright © 2006-2017 Marlene Alexander All Rights Reserved