With Addy being in daycare (school), and the floor they sleep on having thin little mats at naptime, I decided I needed to get her something a little thicker and warmer to sleep on. After looking at different pillow beds, I decided to change things up and create my own DIY Pillow Bed Tutorial. Not only is this warm, but it’s also soft, cozy, and raised off of the cold floor.
DIY Pillow Bed Tutorial
Here is what you will need for this DIY Pillow Bed Tutorial:
- 4 pillows
- 4 pillow shams
- sewing machine
Step 1: Grab your pillow shams and sew a straight line down the edges, attaching the pieces together. You will want to sew over this a couple of times to make sure that things “stick” together. (You know how toddlers can be rough with stuff!)
Step 2: Once you have all of your pillow shams together, grab your pillows and place them into the shams.
If you don’t have any extra pillows at home (I did NOT), then head out to your local store and pick a few up. I ran over to Target and grabbed 4 pillows for $4 each.
I also did not have any extra pillow shams, but I ran over to Bed, Bath, and Beyond and picked some up that were on clearance! They are about to come out with their Spring lines, so they are getting rid of some great items and they are at GREAT prices!!
There really was not much to making this warm and cuddly pillow bed, and it was much easier than me trying to measure material and sew one together. Not to mention, me and the sewing machine have a bit of a love hate relationship. This was a LOT easier.
With these being shams, I didn’t need to sew on velcro, etc. They are already equipped with closures! Yay! With no extra sewing, I was done with this project in less than an hour.
Grab some pillows, grab some shams, and make a cute little pillow bed for the little ones today! Perfect for sleepovers and to take to school to keep the kiddos off of the floor. I hope you like this DIY Pillow Bed Tutorial, and if you do, make sure you SHARE it!