DIY: Upcycle Your Throw Pillow

Turn your old throw pillow into an instant conversation starter


Don't replace your old throw pillow just yet! With a couple of mismatched buttons, you can breathe new life into your piece.


  • Plain throw pillow
  • Super glue
  • Buttons

Crafts by Tala Singson. Photographed by Paolo Feliciano.

Read the original article ("Button On”) in the May 2014 issue of Real Living Magazine. Download your digital copy of Real Living on the Real Living App now! Log on to for more details. 

Re-do it:
  1. Map out the pattern you want on a piece of paper. If you don’t have a pattern in mind, just go freestyle or use simple shapes for the design.
  2. Replicate the pattern on your pillow by sketching it with tailor’s chalk.
  3. Attach the buttons on the pillow using super glue.
  4. Let the super glue dry and make sure all the buttons are securely in place.


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