3 ways to give your old pillows a new lease of life

Want to know what to do with your old pillows? We've got some top tips from eve sleep who, by the way, also have a fab offer on their pillows at the moment. Read on to find out more

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If you've ever wondered what to do with your old pillows then you could have just found the answer. Sure, finding and replacing our pillows – much like the best mattress – needs to be done more often than one thinks (it's just THREE years for a pillow) and then figuring out what to do with our tired, lifeless sleep accessories can cause a bit of a headache.

It may come as a surprise to learn that the average brit spends a third of their lives in bed and, with recent research by sleep wellness brand eve sleep revealing that one in 10 of us are now also working from our beds, it may be time to look under the covers and see what’s in need of a refresh, starting with your pillow.  

To address our pillow ponders, eve sleep have partnered with LoveCrafts, the expert crafting community, to introduce three inventive ways to bring your tired old pillows back to life. Keep scrolling to watch some crafty ways to upcycle your old pillows AND an epic deal (which ends on Tuesday!)

1. Create a garden lounger

As the weather’s heating up and we are spending more time outdoors, gather five old pillows along with five pillowcases and simply create a comfortable garden lounger for chilling in the sun. Just sew the pillow cases together lengthways, taking care not to sew the opening, and insert pillows. Use on the grass, or as a pad for your sun lounger.

2. Make your pets more comfortable

Our furry friends love comfort, so repurposing your old pillows for their enjoyment won’t go amiss. By simply taking your old pillow and an old pair of jeans you can easily create a stylish cosy bed for your pet.

3. Turn a pillow into a cushion

If you are feeling extra crafty you can also create a beautiful scatter cushion. It could even double up as a yoga or home office cushion (ideal for supporting our spines during our days at home). You'll need a pillow and white pillowcase, along with some other household items, to create this decorative cushion. 

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Jennifer Oksien
Jennifer Oksien

Jennifer joined the Real Homes team in February 2020, and returned to Future Publishing, as our Appliances Editor. Jenny spends her working days bringing you the best appliance deals, and the latest appliance tech so you can kit out your home on trend and within budget – when she is not doing that she is renovating and restoring her Victorian terrace with secondhand bargains, baking sponge cakes and taking photographs of postboxes wherever she travels.