Last Updated on October 8, 2017 by Kristi Linauer
Good morning to you! Guess what. Today’s my birthday! So I’m gonna give myself a bit of a break with a really easy post today. (Hey, I can’t be spectacular every day!)
But I did want to pass along a little money-savings tip to you.
First, you need to know that I’m a pillow snob. It’s true. There’s only one other thing (that I can think of) that I’m a complete snob about, and that’s window treatments. But anyway, yes, I’m a pillow snob. I absolutely cannot stand polyester pillow inserts. I like feather. Only. No polyester. Feather.
But I hate spending lots of money on feather pillow inserts. Have you noticed how much those things are? They’re expensive! I’ve seen them cost as much as $40 for a 20” x 20” pillow insert. That’s crazy! There are places like Crate & Barrel that sell them for a pretty reasonable price, but we don’t have one of those locally, and by the time I pay for shipping, the price is right back up there!
So I’ve started making my own. I’ve found these standard/queen size feather bed pillows at Target and other stores for about $10.
I make the pillow insert out of leftover blackout drapery lining. The rubbery coating on the back of blackout lining keeps the feathers from poking through easily.
I’ve found that I can get about three 18” x 12” pillow inserts out of one standard/queen feather pillow.
It’s a bit messy…
…but considering that I end up paying about $3.33 per pillow insert, I think it’s totally worth it! And because they don’t need to look pretty, they’re so simple and quick to make. I think it takes me about 10 minutes start to finish to make one insert.
I think it’s definitely worth the savings! And when they’re inside a pretty little pillow cover, nobody will ever know that I made it myself and paid less than $3.50 for it. Not too shabby!
Have a great day!
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