In my many travels, I have obtained a variety of souvenirs from a plethora of countries. Sometimes, however, when I get jewelry or purses, they tend to work for a season and then a new one comes along. One thing I love to do is repurpose these items into artwork of some kind and keep them as a memento, even if it's not it's intended use. I love a good throw pillow, and in my opinion you can never have too many of those! So for this upcycled craft, I opted to turn two of the purses I had from my travels into pillows for our library chair. This is a super easy task (as are most all of my crafts lol!) and really didn't take much time at all!
I had two old pillows that had begin to fray on the edges and were in need of new pillow cases so it worked out quite well. Here's what I did:
Cut off the handles of the bags (these were both hobo bags so it was quite easy)
Stuff the bags with filler (from one of the old pillows - slightly messy but necessary b/c the pillow was too large to fit into either bag)
Sew the top of the bag shut (I did this by hand)
Viola! New pillows :)
Check out the finished products:
What are your favorite souvenirs?