Cozy up your patio furniture or picnic blanket with quilt-inspired, weather proof pillows!  This project is super quick, inexpensive and provides an attractive alternative to the standard (and generally hideous) outdoor decor.

Materials and Tools

This project requires very few materials, but can be as complex as you like. All you need is:
  • Duct Tape - Preferably a heavy/weather proof tape as the structural front and back pieces (which i am going to call the 'base tape') and then as many colors as you need for your pattern
  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag
  • Packing Peanuts
  • Rotary Cutter (or other cutting implement)
  • Cutting mat with length indicators - This does not need to be a cutting mat, however, you do need a surface on which you can easily attach and remove duct tape.  Length markers of any kind will be really helpful for lining things up.

Step 1: Tape Base

Start by making and attaching the back of the pillow to the freezer bag:
  • Layout 7 slightly overlapping strips of base duct tape, about 12" long
  • Remove and flip whole piece over
  • Place freezer bag in the center
  • Fold outlying tape over both sides and bottom of the bag
  • Along the top, fold tape over on itself, not interfering with the zipper

Very innovative I just want to know. How long will it last will it last long like a actual pillow cause I want to make one
Well these are sure interesting! I have been looking into <a href="http://www.gwenboutique.com/default.asp?dept_id=30060" rel="nofollow">outdoor patio decorations</a> and all the different ways you can buy it or even make it like this! Thanks for sharing! Can you tell me where I can find more information?
This is one of the most unique <a href="http://mycoolpatio.com" rel="nofollow">patio accessories</a> I've ever seen. Great idea!
Wow I got to say that that's a first for seeing <a href="http://mycoolpatio.com" rel="nofollow">patio accessories</a>. I don't know if I would ever have that for my patio furniture, but I'll just say that it pretty awesome and ingenious.
waiting to see if you won! I know you had 2 win something!
Awww...that's really nice of you to say : )<br><br>Personally, I would be surprised, but these things are not predictable!<br><br>I am happy with how it came out and that it is an easy project to duplicate. Before posting I did search for duct tape pillows to see what people had done and was not able to find anything more elaborate than large stripes. So i am happy with my contribution to the world of duct tapery.
I came back to take another look. I really want to make one of these.
You totally should...and post a pic!<br>You could also use a real pillow form rather than packing material. I was going for as inexpensive as possible with this one.
Cool idea!
Very pretty!
Very cool and practical!
Great pillow, love the colours!
This is great!
Great job! I love the pattern.

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