Kmart Hacks – Pom Pom Velvet Cushions

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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.

Kmart Hacks 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)

Kmart Teal Velvet Cushion
Kmart Teal Velvet Cushion

 

What you'll need
What you’ll need

 

Take the insert out of the cushion
Take the insert out of the cushion

 

Measure the pom pom trimming against the edge of the cushion cover and cut accordingly
Measure the pompom trimming against the edge of the cushion cover and cut accordingly

 

Do this on all sides
Do this on all sides

 

Add the glue
Add the glue

 

Use a paddle pop stick to press down
Use a paddle pop stick to press down

 

Glue each trim around the edges
Glue each trim around the edges

 

Set aside to dry
Set aside to dry

 

Hello new cushion
Hello new cushion

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.

cushions on couch

 

Kmart cushion hack

 

Are you a fan of Kmart? What was the last thing you bought from there?

I’m linking up with Essentially Jess for IBOT