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, you could have just found the answer. Finding and replacing your current (possibly grubby ones) with a couple of the best pillows needs to be done more often than one thinks — your pillow has a three-year lifespan. We know, better than anyone else, that figuring out what to do with our tired, lifeless sleep accessories can cause a bit of a headache. Especially if you're trying to be eco-friendly.

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. 

Replace your old pillows:

Eve Pillows | 30% off when you buy two of the same, from £35 - £59

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Jennifer Oksien
Large Appliances Editor

Jennifer (Jen) is our Large Appliances Editor on the Homes eCommerce team.  Jen is constantly on the look out for the latest tech which claims to revolutionise how we wash our clothes, rinse the dishes, keep our food chilled and our floors dust-free. When she's not doing this she can be found at home in her Victorian terrace which she has lovingly (patiently) been renovating with her husband over the past few years. Jen also likes tea and homemade cake, very much.