I am continually looking for reasons to visit the Dollar Tree…well who am I kidding I don’t need a reason. But yesterday I just had the urge to craft and create something. Do you know the feeling? I walked in to the store with a plan to find supplies to create a wreath and came out with this Dollar Tree chair cover and an idea for a patriotic pillow.
-Dollar Tree Chair Cover
-Antique Wax by Waverly
-Old Pillow or Polyfil
-Hot Glue + Gun
-Jute Twine (optional)
I have the video tutorial ready for you on Facebook if you would like to see the process, but for now I can say, don’t walk, RUN to your local Dollar Tree and snag one of these chair covers for your next patriotic DIY.
The chair cover comes out of the package with vibrant red, white and blue colors. My personal style is very muted and neutral so I decided the best course of action would be to age the fabric a bit.
There are other ways you can achieve this look but I prefer the simple Antique wax and water method.
I used a baby wipe to spread the antique wax along the fabric of the chair cover. I did find it a bit easier to blend the wax after spraying the fabric with some water. You could use a spray bottle or dampen it under the sink facet and ring it out.
I sped up drying a bit with my heat gun. If you decided to take a gun to the fabric don’t hold it in one spot for too long, it’s better to keep the heat moving to prevent the fabric from burning. Of course, if you have time to lay it flat to dry you could also opt for that method as well.
Once the chair cover is dry, you’re ready to stuff!
This step is probably the most satisfying simply because you get to see your creation come to life! I had an old throw pillow insert that I was able to disassembled and use its stuffing. Grab an old bed pillow or polyfil for this step.
Once your pillow is stuffed to your liking it’s time to seal up that open edge. I did this using hot glue. You can substitute that for fabric tack, velcro or sew the seam shut. I like to keep things simple so hot glue it is!
For the finishing touch on our Dollar Tree chair cover turned patriotic pillow, I added some cute little jute pom poms using the same method as this cute little DIY Pom Pom Pillow (HERE)
Thats it y’all! You would never even guess that this used to be a Dollar Tree chair cover would you? Incorporating DIYs into your home doesn’t have to be complicated or over thought. I have so many DIY Patriotic decor ideas you can find (HERE)