I've shared with you all before that my mom is one of my biggest design influences, and this post showcases one of her great ideas that I have long been a fan of. We are a travel loving family, and my mom has always collected cheap little tote bags that represent the places we visit. She doesn't use these as tote bags though, she gets them turned into pillows once she gets home. (She isn't much of a seamstress and neither am I! I swear I'll learn to sew one day...) She and my grandmother have these pillows all over their homes, and they are such a great way to remember wonderful trips! Plus they are affordable and easy to pack when you're traveling (and you can even use them to carry stuff until you get home!). You can simply remove the straps and sew up the top with a zipper, or you can completely take it apart, add cording, and make it whatever size you prefer. Whatever you decide, it's a fairly simple DIY (if you know how to sew or have a friend who does).
So what do you think? Great idea, huh? Thanks Mom and Meme for letting me take pictures of your pillows! You two are such an inspiration and I'm so glad you taught me to love the art of decorating :)