There are many small things you can do to change the look of a bedroom and these things don’t have to cost a lot of money or take a lot of time. Something as simple as making new pillows can instantly give the room a different look. Whether you sew or you don’t you can quickly make pillows for a child’s room that resemble candy. The whimsical pillows take little effort to make.
The fabric you choose for the candy pillow is all important. Choose designs that resemble candy or candy wrappers, like red and white striped fabric or even butterscotch-colored material. The cloth should be a type that isn’t stretchy and is not really thick. In addition to the fabric you’ll need a round pillow form. A pillow form is a piece of foam that is circular and uncovered. You’ll find them online and at some sewing supply stores.
Cut the piece of fabric to be twice as long as the pillow is wide. Cut the width of the fabric so that it is two and a half times as wide as the pillow form. If you sew make a hem all the way around the fabric. If you don’t sew you can use fabric glue to hem. Another option is to not hem the material but treat the edges with a no-fray solution found at fabric stores. Apply the solution according to directions, and with the solution or the fabric glue, allow it to dry completely before proceeding.
Lay the fabric on a flat surface so that one of the shorter sides is facing you. Center the pillow form on the material. Take the edge of fabric facing you and fold it to the center of the pillow. Do the same with the opposite edge, overlapping the two, in the middle. If needed, cut excess fabric off or fold it under. At each end wrap a rubber band tightly around the fabric. Fluff out the ends of the cloth. You should now have a pillow that resembles a piece of candy. Tie ribbon around each end to finish the look.
Make a different piece of candy by using a cylindrical-shaped piece of foam. Follow the same instructions as for the round candy. Make several different candy pillows – assorted shapes and prints – to create a whimsical statement in a child’s room. It’s a fun look that instantly changes the bedroom in a major way!