Leather coat turned into a pillow for around $2

I love to upcycle.
It's actually one of the things I've been doing for the longest.
I think it's the ultimate recycling.

Crafting and DIY projects can end up breaking the bank and actually, sometimes making things yourself can actually cost you more than just buying the item at the store.  I love all things thrifty and I will rarely make something just for the sake of making it when I can buy it cheaper.

However, in the case of this leather pillow, I was able to whip it up for around $2.  You can't buy a decorative pillow for two bucks!

Want to know how I managed to make a pillow for next to nothing?
I started with these supplies.
I found this XL leather coat for $1 at a garage sale this past summer and this feather pillow at the Goodwill outlet {where you pay by the pound}
Fabric is so expensive, when I can find large sizes of quality fabric in the form of clothing for cheap, I snatch it up.  You never know when you will be able to use it.
I don't think you can have too many pillows.  Though I say that, and it drives me nuts when my kids "reorganize" every.single.pillow and I have to put them back in my OCD order sixteen bajillion times a day.
If you haven't met Rocky, our bear head, you can find out the story behind him here. He's been a part of our family for four years now. I jumped on that taxidermy bandwagon before it was a bandwagon.

What do you like to upcycle? Do you keep your eyes peeled for something in particular?

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