Swag no more!

I purchased 5 custom made and unused swags at a garage sale for only $5 total! I knew that I could do something fun with them. This is one of the swags. See the pretty tassel trim? And the deep red fabric is very nice too.

I realized that they would make awesome pillows. It took a bit more than one swags worth of tassel trim to make an 18 inch square pillow. Which means that I was able to make four pillows out of the 5 swags with material left over for additional projects.

These look so good on my sofa. I love making pillows and I switch them out several times throughout the year, so these red one are perfect for the holidays.

And combined with my Holly Jolly Christmas pillow, they coordinate perfectly together! The tutorial for this pillow can be found HERE.
A very expensive looking, inexpensive project. The best kind, don't you think?

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  1. great makeover...and I especially like the holly jolly pillow!!

  2. After fabric, trims are my next downfall, Terry! These pillows look terrific and I just love that tassel trim.

  3. Amazing what beautiful pillows came from the swags. Good job, lady.:)
    Now, I would LOVE to make a Holly Jolly so will take a look at your HOW TO. Thanks.

  4. I ALWAYS enjoy visiting your blog Terry. The pillows look fantastic....

  5. Your makeover pillows look beautiful! Such a good idea!

  6. What a fantastic find. You have great vision for seeing how to transform all the great stuff you find. Beautiful pillows too, love the holly jolly one you made.

  7. Wow, what a great deal you got on the swags! Buying for the fringe alone would be well worth the price. Beautiful pillows!

  8. WOW! Now that's smart! I love them and to think they were one swags.



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