When you consider throw pillows you rarely think of a boy’s bedroom. Throw pillows are usually for sofas and chairs – girls and women. However, if the pillows are made to look like cool aliens, and each one has a different appearance, any boy would love to toss a couple in on his bed. You don’t have to know how to sew to make an assortment of the pillows that are also appropriate for girls.
Although you can use many different types of fabric to make the alien pillows some materials will create a more convincing effect than others. Fake fur, velour, fleece and similar materials are ideal but you can also use denim, cotton or even lace. Each fabric you choose will create a completely different alien.
You can use a regular, foam pillow form, fiber-fill, cotton – even an old sheet – to make the pillow. Cut a circle of the material to make the size of alien you want. Place the stuffing in the middle of the circle and gather the edges altogether. Tie a rubber band around the material to secure it for now.
There are so many different things you can do to make each pillow look different. Tie a large bow around the rubber band to make a female alien. Or, glue on a tuft of fake hair to cover the band. Attach wiggly eyes or make eyes from felt. Use a pom-pom nose or give the alien two marker dots for a nose. Mouths can be made from pipe cleaners, felt, markers or other supplies.
Fabric glue can help you create all sorts of features for the alien pillow. Cut hand shapes, feet or even ears and attach them with the glue. Or, cut shapes of fabric and attach them to create the look of clothing. Even glue on stretch knit gloves to create the look of hands.
You can leave the fabric at the top of the pillow as-is or cut it into slits to make a fringed look. Leave a lot of excess fabric to make long fringe or leave little excess fabric and make a much shorter fringe.
Make animal aliens by using animal print fabrics or colorful pillow aliens by using simple pieces of felt. The aliens are unique and so easy to create that any child will absolutely love this project!