I’m not the first to admit that I enjoy shopping at Kmart. The prices and trendy home wares have won me over a few times when visiting just to buy the girls more craft supplies. It’s dangerous saying you will have a browse at Kmart because there is no such thing. It’s almost like a trip to Ikea without the crazy maze. One pineapple here and a few cushions later, you walk out having spent $100 with enough décor to deck out your home.
The only issue with buying such fabulous home wares from Kmart is that EVERYBODY has them and I like to differentiate my home from that of a junk mail catalogue. Enter Kmart Hacks.
Fleur from Our Urban Box wrote this cracker of a post sharing the best Kmart Hacks on the internet and Toni from Finding Myself Young wrote a Kmart Hacks post on their Shadow Boxes. There is even a Kmart Hacks Facebook page where people share their latest Kmart purchases changed to suit their home.
Enter my entry into the Kmart Hacks: PomPom Velvet Cushions.
At the beginning of the year when I was researching cushions and linen to make over our main bedroom, I went to Pillow Talk and Adairs to get some cushion inspiration for our bedroom. I was really taken by the pom pom bohemian look cushions, but I was not so taken by their price.
At a recent expedition to Kmart to buy photo frames, I walked past the velvet cushions and wanted to buy some instantly to add a winter texture to our living room. Except we have A LOT of cushions. And despite these ones from Kmart being super soft, they were a bit plain for my liking.
And then I scrolled past this post via The Crafted Life and I got my inspiration on what to do with those plain velvet cushions. A trip to Spotlight to get some pom pom trimming and fabric glue and I was in business to jump on the Kmart Hacks train.
What you will need:
1 Kmart Velvet Cushion ( I bought 2 in the purple and teal)
2.4 meters of pompom trimming (can get from Spotlight and around $3.50 per meter)
Fabric glue (make sure it dries clear)
Paddle pop stick (to assist with the gluing)
Fabric scissors (to get a clean cut through the pom pom trimming)
Once you’ve made one, you will want to make more. It took me half an hour to make both but I left them to dry for 24 hours before putting the inserts back in and placing them on the couch.
Are you a fan of Kmart? What was the last thing you bought from there?
I’m linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT