10-Minute, No-Sew, DIY Throw Pillow

I'm terrible at buying throw pillows. I'll walk into a store, see a pillow that I like, look at the price, then walk away because $20 is more than I want to spend on a pillow. In my personal opinion, throw pillows should all cost $5, because they serve no real purpose other than to look nice. In fact, you can expand this opinion to all decor-based items; I have a major problem buying fake plants too.

So this week, I'm making DIY throw pillows. I stopped by my local thrift store and picked up an assortment of cheap pillows, as well as various textiles to cover them with. I also bought an overpriced fake plant (eight whole dollars!) because I'm slowly acknowledging that fake plants will never be as cheap as I want them to be.

First up: This sad, ripped pillow, to be covered with a table runner.

This no-sew DIY throw pillow idea is so easy; it will take you less than 10 minutes! Made from a table runner, it's simple and innovative! #DIYThrowPillow #DIYDecor

For the record, the pillow was not ripped when I bought it. But then I washed it, because who doesn't wash thrift store pillows before use? Imagine my surprise when I was greeted with pillow fluff instead of a pillow upon opening the washer. I shoved the fluff back into the pillow, and decided the project would still work.

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Materials
  • Throw Pillow
  • Table Runner- Make sure your table runner is two pieces of fabric stitched together. If it's not, this method could still work, but you'll need to do some extra gluing.
  • Fabri-Tac Glue- The packaging on mine was a little bit different, but I'm pretty sure the link here is the same stuff!
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10-Minute No-Sew DIY Throw Pillow
(From a Table Runner!)
Step 1: Cut the Table Runner

I cut the table runner a little longer than the pillow to make sure I had some extra fabric just in case.

This no-sew DIY throw pillow idea is so easy; it will take you less than 10 minutes! Made from a table runner, it's simple and innovative! #DIYThrowPillow #DIYDecor

Note that I cut a piece off the end of the table runner, not the middle. This meant that I only had one open section; all of the other sections were already sewn for me! Win!

Step 2: Insert Pillow into Table Runner

My table runner seemed to be pretty high-quality; there was batting inside and everything! I just put the pillow between the batting layers.

This no-sew DIY throw pillow idea is so easy; it will take you less than 10 minutes! Made from a table runner, it's simple and innovative! #DIYThrowPillow #DIYDecor
Step 3: Fold and Glue Edges

Since the cut edges of the table runner were a bit raggedy, I folded the them over and glued them in place using the Fabri-Tac. Beacon was kind enough to send me a free sample of Fabri-Tac, and it worked really well in this project!

This no-sew DIY throw pillow idea is so easy; it will take you less than 10 minutes! Made from a table runner, it's simple and innovative! #DIYThrowPillow #DIYDecor
This no-sew DIY throw pillow idea is so easy; it will take you less than 10 minutes! Made from a table runner, it's simple and innovative! #DIYThrowPillow #DIYDecor
Step 4: Glue Edges Together

There really wasn't anything fancy about this. I just put glue on the inside of one of the edges, then pressed the both edges together.

This no-sew DIY throw pillow idea is so easy; it will take you less than 10 minutes! Made from a table runner, it's simple and innovative! #DIYThrowPillow #DIYDecor

After letting it dry, my pillow was done!

This no-sew DIY throw pillow idea is so easy; it will take you less than 10 minutes! Made from a table runner, it's simple and innovative! #DIYThrowPillow #DIYDecor

I'll be honest, this process was so easy that I'm questioning even writing a post on it. It took me less than 10 minutes, and all the steps seemed obvious. But maybe if you needed some confidence before cutting up a beloved table runner, this post could give it to you!

This no-sew DIY throw pillow idea is so easy; it will take you less than 10 minutes! Made from a table runner, it's simple and innovative! #DIYThrowPillow #DIYDecor

Stay tuned for my future DIY throw pillow posts! I've still got 3 more pillows to go! And in the meantime, go ahead and save this post to Pinterest so you can find it again later!

This no-sew DIY throw pillow idea is so easy; it will take you less than 10 minutes! Made from a table runner, it's simple and innovative! #DIYThrowPillow #DIYDecor

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