Weekend Project: Turn an IKEA Rug Into Cute Fringed Bench Pillows

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If you want some gorgeous textiles for your outdoor space but have a limited budget, this IKEA hack is for you. We've taken rugs that retail for less than $10 and turned them into fabulously fringed boho pillows with minimal skill and effort. (The hardest part is choosing which IKEA rug to use!)

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The finished pillows look great in outdoor living spaces but it doesn't stop there, they can also double as bolster pillows for your bedroom through the winter months, too.

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Things You'll Need

Step 1

Unfold your rug. (For this project, we used an $8 IKEA Taulov rug. The tasseled ends make this a perfect candidate for a boho fringed pillow!)

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Fold the rug in half lengthways to create a bolster pillow shape.

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Step 2

Insert pins along the length of the rug to hold it together.

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Step 3

Sew along the length of the pillow with an embroidery needle and thread to close the opening. Remove the pins after you've finished.

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Step 4

Pin one of the tasseled ends together before sewing it closed.

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One end of the pillow will remain open.

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Step 5

Stuff your pillow with some fiber filling or pillow inserts.

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Step 6

To finish, pin and then sew closed the remaining end.

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How gorgeous are these?! (And so affordable.)

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