Can I just say that ring pillows are a waist of money? Seriously. The first place I noticed this was at Roberts Arts and Crafts. (I love Roberts so I am not bashing on them, just ring pillows) I saw a plain white semi-large pillow with a ribbon tied around it and it was priced around $39. Are you kidding me? So I looked around online and was even more annoyed when I saw them ranging for $50 to $100+. And some of those were even on the small side. I was looking for a small ring pillow until I came up with the brilliant idea of making my own. I almost didn’t even go with using one at all. I also don’t know why it took me so long to figure out a better option.
I am in love with what I came up with. It’s small, which is what I wanted.
1 sheet of white felt = $0.30
1 scrap pink silk tulle = $0.10 (can’t be more than this)
2 recycled buttons = free from my button collection (I never throw away the extra buttons that come with new shirts)
1 clear plastic bead = free, extra from some old project
10” strip of recycled ribbon = extra ribbon from the boutenniers $0.10 maybe
1 pkg. bright turquoise thread = $1.00 bought new
15 (est.) cotton balls = $0.50 stolen from bathroom
total = $1.90
You can’t beat that. And it matches everything perfectly.