Easy and Thrifty Outdoor Peppermint Pillow Wraps

Friday, December 13, 2019

Outdoor pillows get a festive wrap reminiscent of peppermint candies!
front porch Christmas decor

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Welcome to Friday and welcome to the Thrifty Style Team! I've got a super cheap and fast project that you're going to love! I wrapped my outdoor pillows so they look like peppermint candies, and they're so cute on my front porch!



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OUTDOOR PILLOW WRAPS


If there's one thing I know for certain, it's that I am a pillow hoarder! 

There, I said it. Whew...

I have closets bursting with pillows, beds strewn with pillows and sofas begging for a little breathing room 😉

I can't help it, I love pillows.

But as we all know, storage space is precious and I have (almost) (mostly) stopped buying pillows and instead get new covers for my existing pillows.

You know, to save on space without sacrificing my love for pillows!

So as I was pondering how to bring a little Christmas spirit to my front porch, I had a little quandry. Do I purchase new outdoor pillows (that are crazy expensive), or do I try to modify the pillows I already have.

I'll bet you figured out what option I chose right? The thrifty one! I made cute pillow wraps for my porch pillows and they ended up looking like wrapped peppermint candies, which is absolutely perfect for Christmas!

HOW TO MAKE PILLOW WRAPS


Once I figured out what to use to wrap my pillows, this project took all of 10 minutes! I swear I spent 2 hours trolling the aisles of HomeGoods, Target and Hobby Lobby before coming up with my idea. You see, I was looking for a vinyl tablecloth.

Remember those? If you grew up in the 70's or 80's, I know you're familiar with a vinyl tablecloth. But it seems that they're not sold anymore so I had to come up with something else to wrap my pillows with that would be water proof.

Texas is super humid, even during most of the cooler months, so I didn't want my pillows rotting on my porch!

My ingenious idea (if I do say so myself) was really born out of a little desperation...I found myself in the party aisle of Hobby Lobby when low and behold I spotted a red and white striped plastic table cover in the Pirates section!!! Here's how I wrapped my pillows with it.

SUPPLIES


  • throw pillows
  • scissors
  • plastic table cover
  • ribbon or elastic

supplies



STEP ONE: FOLD AND CUT TABLE COVER

The first step is to open up the table cover. This thing was huge, but that worked in my favor because I was able to double it up so my bright blue pillows didn't show through.

Fold the table cover in half. 

Measure and cut in half so you have two equal pieces. 

* Note: the fold should be at either the top or the bottom, with sides open

cut table cover

STEP TWO: WRAP PILLOW

Lay pillow in the top half of the cover and wrap so the open end is wrapped around and under the pillow (that's just to hide the open ends).

Pull the top, folded half down over the pillow.

wrap pillow

STEP THREE: CINCH ENDS AND SECURE

You can see in the picture above that I only had 2-3 inches to spare on either side of the pillow. I cinched the ends, smooshing the pillow down as I did so that the pillow ended up taking on a rounded shape. 

I tied the cinched ends with a ribbon.

Sorry there's no picture of this step...both my hands were being used!

It's as simple as that! I didn't intentionally create pillows that look like peppermint candies...wait a minute, of course I did! That was totally my idea all along 😉😍

before and after

My pillows are wrapped and watertight! Ready for the season! The wraps are easy to remove when I'm ready to see my blue pillows again!

front porch with peppermint candy wrapped pillows

I think they look very Christmasey and welcoming on our front porch! Best $3 I ever spent!!

Christmas porch with red striped pillow wraps

front door with flocked wreath and tree

If you follow me on Instagram, this is the discarded tree I found this week that had a broken stand. I shared how I fixed it and now it's found a spot on the porch! If you want to see how I fixed the broken tree stand, here's a very short video of the process.





 outdoor lantern decorated for Christmas

Christmas porch

That's a wrap on these easy outdoor pillows! ❤❤ If you found this idea helpful, please consider pinning the image below!

Christmas porch with peppermint candy striped pillow wraps
Now let's see what my thrifty friends have been up to this month.

More Thrifty Style Team Christmas Ideas


DIY Mason Jar Centerpiece - Chatfield Court
How to Make a Bow Christmas Tree Topper  - The Creek Line House
Easy Thrifty Outdoor Peppermint Pillow Wraps - DIY Beautify
Dollar Store Olive Appetizer Wreath -Redhead Can Decorate
Recycled Metal Seat Door Wreath - Bliss Ranch
How to Make Scented Pine Cones -I Should Be Mopping the Floor 
Champagne Bucket Christmas Tree Stand - Postcards from the Ridge
Thrifty and Easy hostess gifts - Duke Manor Farm
Dollar Store Duster Christmas Wreath- The How-To Home
Christmas Cloche Centerpiece Ideas - 2 Bees in a Pod
Vintage Thrifted Christmas Tablescape - What Meegan Makes
DIY Snowman Ornaments - Cottage at the Crossroads
Rustic Leather Magazine Holder - Unskinny Boppy


Thrifty Style Team Christmas decorating ideas


bringing beauty to the ordinary, 





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24 comments

  1. Love your 'candy' rolled pillows; what a great idea. They really make your front porch 'pop' with color

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    1. Thanks Colleen, they do add some much needed color! Merry Christmas!

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  2. GReat idea!!!! They looks adorable!!

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  3. This is such a great Idea Cindy! I love your creativity! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. These are so sweet, Cindy!! What a neat idea! I want to curl up on your porch with a fuzzy blanket and cup of hot coco. What a lovely space!

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    1. Thank you so much Kristi! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  5. Arrrrg matey, I too used some dollar store white and red plastic table covers on my porch. I wrapped fake gifts. So far so good, and next year I'll need me some pirate pillows.

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  6. Such an incredibly clever idea! Also, I just love your style overall. :)

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    1. Aww, thanks Courtenay! I sure appreciate your sweet words! Merry Christmas!

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  7. Your outdoor pillows are the cutest! I couldn't wait to see how you'd made them waterproof. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas if I don't get back around to visit before then!

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    1. Thanks Jane, they're at least water resistant! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

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  8. This is so genius and so darn cute! Merry Christmas!

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  9. These are so stinking cute, Cindy! Festive and fun.

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  10. They are adorable and look great on your pretty porch! Merry Christmas my friend!

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  11. What a fun and creative way to add some Christmas pops of color to your porch! Thanks for always sharing some amazing ideas, Cindy.

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  12. Thank you Meegan, I always appreciate your sweet comments! ❤

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  13. These are adorable, Cindy! And they look perfect on your holiday porch. I'm also a pillow hoarder and am trying to only get or make covers these days because they take up so much room! Merry Christmas!

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