Although this isn't technically a sewing DIY, it's something that could be an added to any sewing project so I wanted to share here as an example for anyone looking for new ideas in home decor. It just so happened that I was looking to change up the decor in our spare bedroom and I didn't want to throw away a perfectly good black pillow. Previously, there were two black pillows on this bed (I may, or may not, have taken the second pillow as an innocent bystander in a moment of despair when I needed stuffing for a project a few years ago). They coordinate with the comforter, but I also felt that they added to the room's darkness and to a serious, stiff feel. I wanted to make something that coordinated with the traveling theme that I've currently got going in this bedroom.
Obviously, this project was made much easier with an electronic cutter than if I had to cut the vinyl by hand, but it could be done. Alternatively, if I didn't have the Silhouette, I could have printed a design from my computer and traced it to freezer paper and used a freezer paper stencil and fabric paint to stencil on the design.
This project took some time but I love how it turned out. I hope it inspires you to get creative and try something new by revising or editing items you already have around your home.
Have a great weekend!