Since we could no longer drape their colorful quilts at the foot of their beds due to the pesky ladder, I decided to repurpose them as bolster pillows instead.
I didn’t want to spend any money on bolster inserts, so here’s what I did…
I used an old king size pillow and grabbed some string.
Then summoned two available children to hold down the ends after I folded it in half.
I tied the string around one end pretty tight and made a knot.
Then I wound the string over and over around the folded pillow.
Until it resembled a giant grub.
I then laid out a twin quilt (mine is cut in half, but you don’t have to do this).
At the bottom edge, I started rolling the quilt tightly around the pillow.
Once rolled up, I safety-pinned the seam in the middle to hold it secure.
Using string, I tied each end as tight as I could.
At which point, the pillow took on the form of a snazzed-up Tootsie Roll. Much better than a grub.
Then came the most expensive part of this project.
$6 for a roll of satin ribbon from Michaels.
A pretty bow for each side finishes the look.