DIY MERMAID SEQUIN PILLOW
I’m pretty sure everyone has seen the Mermaid Sequin pillow video all over the internet – you know, the sequin pillow that changes color with a swipe of your hand.
If you haven’t seen what I’m talking about, here’s a link. Since going viral, prices for these pillows have been skyrocketing, with one company charging $400 for one pillow. Crazy.
I really thought these would be fun for the girls’ room, but I would never buy a pillow for $400, because, well, I am not crazy. So, I did the next best thing – went on Amazon and found some fabric. I bought this one. It was about $25 for a yard, so I bought two yards. I placed the order on the 12th, and received it on the 14th. Two days – and that wasn’t even because it was a Prime purchase! I was pretty nervous ordering fabric without seeing or feeling it first, but I was very happy to find that it was perfect! Nice quality, gorgeous colors. And when you run your hand over it, it doesn’t feel rough.
Almost immediately, the girls were playing with the fabric and begging me to make their pillows for them. So I did. Well, one so far. And this is how it turned out.
The girls have been playing with it for the last few day, leaving messages for each other. Or just hearts and smiley faces.
The cost breakdown for this one pillow is as follows:
- $6.25 for the sequin fabric (1/4 of a yard at $25 a yard)
- $2.00 for the plain black fabric on the back. ($8.00 a yard, 1/4 of a yard used)
- Approximately $5.00 for the Ikea 20″ x 20″ insert.
- so… $13.25 in total.
I’ve still got a ton of fabric left, so I’ll eventually make a few more.
UPDATE: I was able to make nine pillows using two yards of fabric. All my kids have one, three for my nieces and the rest went to friends. I still have a little left, so I will see if I can find another project to do with it.
What do you think? Would you spend $100, $150 or $400 for a (an admittedly really cool) pillow? As for me, not unless it was made of solid gold. And then it would be a brick, and not so comfy. 😛
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