Want to add a global look to your space? Make your own Kilim Rug Throw Pillow Covers from a rug to get that textured boho look in your home.
It’s that time again! Time for another Thrift Store Upcycle Challenge! This month I am turning a Nate Burkass flatweave kilim floor runner I got on clearance at Target into some large throw pillows for my Boho Living Room.
It is such a cute runner but it slides all over the place even with a pad under it. The first day I had it, my dogs walked on it and got red clay paw prints on it. So, the rug has been sitting in my project stash waiting for a makeover. That’s when I saw pillows being made out of kilim rug cloth and I knew the runner would make great pillows!
You might remember that post from last year, where I transformed my somewhat formal living room into a fun functional Boho hang out! Well, I’m thinking that room already needs a facelift and these pillows are a great start!
While I was making these fun no-sew pillows, I pulled out some faux Alpaca fur fabric I had in my stash and made a couple of fur pillows to go along with the new Kilim throw pillows. This is such a simple project. Just grab your glue gun, a rug runner, an old pillow to use for stuffing and get to work!
DIY Kilim Rug Throw Pillows
- Flatweave kilim rug floor runner (10″ x 7′) or Faux Curly Alpaca Fur
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue for fabric
- Fabric scissors
- 18-inch Pillow inserts or old throw pillows for stuffing
Fold and cut your runner in half.
Trim off excess strings on the edge of the rug. To keep the ends from falling apart while you work, fold the cut end over one inch and glue it down to the underside of the rug.
Fold the rug in half and glue the tassel end and the cut end together evenly.
Glue one side starting from the glued end going toward the fold.
Add the pillow or filler. Glue the last end starting from the glued end and going towards the fold.
To make a faux fur pillow measure your fabric by turning it over to the wrong side or underside. Measure with a ruler and mark the fabric to cut. Gently press down and cut the fabric using a razor blade.
Do not press the razor all the way through the fabric you do not want to cut through the fur on the “right side” of the fabric, only the base fabric. Glue the ends and side of the fabric like shown in the above kilim pillow. Fluff the fur with a vented brush and display and that’s it!
These pillows are so simple to make. For a girl who hates breaking out her sewing machine for any reason, gluing of the fabric is right my alley!
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