18 Dec 2008 creative way to make a bolster style “pillow”
I was doing a staging job recently and really needed a bolster style pillow for a chair. I didn’t have one that looked just right so I was trying to be creative and hit upon a cool idea to create a “pillow”. In that this was a vacant house, I wasn’t too worried about it being dismantled.
I took a velvety table runner that had tassles on it, then rolled up a bath towel. I then wrapped the table runner around the towel with the tassles facing forward. It looked just like a cool throw pillow – exactly what the space needed. Unfortunately I didn’t get a close up shot of it in the room, but I just destaged and re-created the look for the post. It’s just on my own sofa but I think you can get the idea. You can also wrap it around other pillows or things of other shapes to create the look.
This particular table runner was a square one that has tassels at 4 corners. I usually use it swirled on a table around a floral arrangement but here’s another use for it!