We went to Ikea to pick up some studio plants a few weeks back (right before finding out we have to leave, WAH! At least our homes are happy with the new greenery!) Anyway, we came across these adorable pink mats that were just begging to be turned into something different. We were in Anthropologie recently and were admiring all the gorgeous fringe and tasseled throw pillows so we thought we would make our own Ikea hacked version! For a fraction of the price, yippee! Just pick up a few of these $4 Signe mats and cheap pillow inserts next time you're at Ikea, filling your cart with little gadgets and gizmos of things you never knew you needed ;)
IKEA Hack Throw DIY 1
Start by cutting off the tassels from one side of the rug.
Fold the rug in half and hand stitch using a thick embroidery needle and yarn (or embroidery thread.) We did a blanket stitch for all 3 pillows. (See here for how to!) Stitch around the 3 edges of the pillow and then stuff it with the pillow insert. Stitch up the final side to secure it closed.
Use hot glue to attach a different coloured tassel along the edge opposite of the side that the white tassels are on. One side will be white, the other side coral (or whichever colour you go with ;) Alternately you could re-attach the white tassels you cut off in the first step.
IKEA Hack Throw DIY 2
This one is super simple, all you need is a variety of fringe, tassels and trim, we picked all these up at our local fabric store.
Repeat the same steps as above to stitch and stuff the pillow.
Start at the bottom, add a layer of hot glue or fabric glue along the bottom edge. Secure a strip of tassels to the glue. Keep layering the tassels moving your way up as much as you need to each time so that the layers are all seen! I did about 8 layers of tassels.
IKEA Hack Throw DIY 3
Fold in half and cut off both of the layers of fringe. Follow steps from the first pillow DIY to do a blanket stitch with white yarn.
Using a different colour of yarn, do another blanket stitch, only alternating where you're putting your needle through, so you can see both colours of the yarn lining the pillow.
Follow the steps in the carousel of images above to make giant tassels. It's similar to making a pom pom, only you cut the edges of one side and tie at the top so you have a little loop to secure it to the pillow with. Lindsay used her iphone as a size-guide for the large tassel!
Once you've made your 4 large tassels, sew one to each corner of the pillow. Use a needle and thread, going through teh loop at the top of the tassel and through the corner of the pillow.
So fun! Love these beachy tassel throw pillows, I really love the pop of coral and blush that ties them all together. It's only $4 at and comes in a variety of colours and patterns as well. Here's a link to the Signe rug! When I was google searching for the name of the rug I came across these other adorable DIY's for this tote as well as these storage bins, so clever!