After shopping around for a while, I discovered that I could buy two grain sacks at onlinefabricstore.net for $10 each and decided to make my own pillows. I've always made pillows for my home so this was an easy decision. You can save a lot of money by making your own pillows and you get a custom look.
You can use an old pillow, buy a pillow insert at a fabric store or just stuff your pillow with loose batting. I wouldn't advise stuffing a burlap pillow though. The weave is so loose that you may have fiber that pokes through the fabric.
The bags had a finished edge on one side that I actually liked but because I couldn't reproduce it all around I decided to sew over it.
A standard pillow size is 18" square and this bag was 17" across so that worked perfectly. I turned the bag inside out, measured 18" each way and marked it with a pin.
This is not a great pillow to cuddle with. Burlap is pretty rough. But it is a fun decorative statement.
And here's a preview of the newly painted mudroom with the burlap cow pillow...
We're going to make a new console for this room and I think I'll wait to show you more after it's all finished and decorated. And show you how we make the console.
Have a great weekend! Love and blessings!
"For every beast of the forest is Mine, The cattle on a thousand hills." Psalms 50:10