A DOLLAR Tree superfan has revealed how she made an amazing luxury pillow dupe using three items from the discount store.
YouTube star Daniela, who is the brains behind DD’s Art Workshop, demonstrated how to create her version of a $27.99 Kirkland pillow with dollar store tote bags.
The Kirkland pillow was inspired by a scarecrow and the tote bags read, "It's all about the journey," with a photo of a bike.
Daniela chose to replicate the scarecrow on the opposing side, creating a reversible pillow.
Her first step was flipping the tote bag over, with the blank side up.
“It was a little bit wrinkly and it was really kind of annoying me a little bit so I decided to iron it just to get all those wrinkles out,” she said.
After she got the wrinkles out, she cut the handles off the bag with her scissor.
The next step was to place cardboard inside the bag.
"The paint is gonna bleed if you do not do this part,” she said.
“You're also going to be needing this for when you draw your scarecrow on your pillow."
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Then, she drew an outline of the scarecrow on the tote bag.
“It doesn't have to be exactly like it," she assured viewers.
“You're just kind of getting an idea and your ruler really comes in handy because you want to go ahead and make it as centered as possible.
"It's a very simple face. I didn’t want to change it, you guys, because I love scarecrows.”
As the pillow was supposed to be a dupe Danielle tried to make her scarecrow a "simple design''as close as possible to the picture.
She drew the lines lightly, so as not to mess up the fabric with potential mistakes.
Finally, it was time to paint.
Daniela used Apple Barrel’s Nutmeg brown paint from the dollar store for the top of the pillow which she said was “ the more affordable route.”
"Usually, the paint doesn't go on as well on some surfaces I've noticed but for the particular DIY it is going on perfectly,” she said.
"If you're trying to stay on a low budget and if you don't have acrylic paints and you want to do this DIY, you can totally get Craft Smart and Apple Barrel [paints] because they are, like I said, a little cheaper."
Daniela added painting is not a rush and encourages people to watch a movie or listen to a podcast while they do it.
She noted that if you want a vintage look, one coat should do the trick, but if not, she would recommend you apply two coats of paint.
For the nose of the scarecrow, she used the Apple Barrel multi-purpose white paint, The Craft Smart burnt orange, and the Folk Fire multi-purpose plaid yellow paint, inspired by the candy corn.
"I don't know if you guys like candy corn,” she said. "I actually love it so I love how the little nose is like candy corn which is super cute."
Using Craft Wise chalkboard paint from Dollar Tree, she painted on the eyes and mouth.
“It's some of the best black paint,” she said, explaining the dollar chain is often out so she always sticks up.
Before applying a second coat, she blow-dried the pillow to ensure it was completely dry so as not to smudge the existing paint.
After she was done, she took a paintbrush and wrote "Happy Harvest" on the top brown part of the scarecrow.
"I didn't use a pencil because I was noticing that I couldn't really see it on the brown," she added.
"Chalk is probably going to be a little thick but maybe a white marker or something [would work] if you want to do it that way," she said.
"I think it looks adorable,” she said.
Finally, she took fiber filling, which fills the interior of pillows, and costs as little as$2.99, and filled the tote bag with it.
"I did break apart my fiberfill into smaller pieces so it wouldn't be as large," she said. "If you just put all of it in there, it can be a little lumpy so I just tore it apart and slowly stuffed it."
Daniella said she is not a sewer, so she simply hot glued the bag shut, creating the final version of the pillow.
"I really love how it's looking, " she said. "You can't even tell this is not sewn together and I am loving it.”
Similarly, as The U.S. Sun has reported, you can make Halloween decor from dollar store items for just a few dollars that will last all year.
Also, there are 12 additional Fall dupes from Dollar Tree you can snag today.
Finally, we have a guide of the best Halloween items at Dollar Tree.
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