I found this cool idea on Thrifty Decor Chick's blog, although I must admit, the idea is all over the blogosphere.
So, when I found these placemats, I knew I needed to get them. These are the type of fabric placemat that has a lining sewn on in the back.
The four black/white floral placemats came from the local thrift store for $6/four. The tan/black placemat is from Target. I think I paid around $3 for it.
The two green pillows underneath the placemats are our old pillows from the sofa. You know the kind... they came with the sofa.
Somehow after years of no sewing, I've lost my seam ripper, so with a needle and a pair of scissors, I carefully opened a seam along the one side of the placemats.
I then stuffed the placemats with the stuffing from inside the old green pillows. Using a needle and thread, I did a simple stitch to close the opening. And wah-lah...
The black floral ones will be used in the guest room, once I remake the beds (had guests last weekend!)
The tan/black one works great in our "bookroom".
Or maybe on the loveseat?