Making a Paper Towel Pillow

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The surprise stuffing in this decorative pillow is a roll of paper towels, covered with a piece of fabric. This is a page about making a paper towel pillow.


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This craft is a decorative pillow made with a left over fabric remnant and utilizes a roll of paper towels. Yarn tied on both ends holds the pillow together. The pillow is especially cute when done with a country design and will fit with any decor. Daisy May chose to help highlight the beginning photos ;)

Total Time: 20 minutes with a cat helping. Ten minutes alone, with no cat helping.

Yield: One Pillow


  • favorite brand of paper towels, one roll ($2.00)
  • remnant fabric longer than the roll of paper towels is long, and enough to wrap around the roll of paper towels ($1.00)
  • yarn, a color that compliments the fabric shade and enough to double-tie a bow on both ends of the pillow. ($1.00)
  • 1 scissors to take the plastic off of the paper towel roll and cut the yarn ($1.00)


  1. Remove plastic from paper towel roll.
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  3. Lay fabric out. Fold under 1/2 inch on one side of fabric.
  4. Lay paper towel roll in middle of fabric.
  5. Bring fabric around paper towel roll.
  6. Hold fabric in place and bring up the other side of the fabric around the paper towel roll.
  7. Temporarily tie the fabric around the middle with a piece of yarn.
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  9. Gather fabric together at one end, and tie a yarn knot or double bow to hold it together.
  10. Do the same for the other side.
  11. Cut the ends to about five inches, or however long you like them.
  12. Remove the temporary yarn around the middle of the pillow.
  13. Trim the yarn at each end.
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  15. Put the decorative pillow somewhere where it can be seen. I actually use mine when watching TV.
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