Funny how no matter what sort of furniture is available, our girls tend to end up sprawled on pillows across the living room rug for board games or movie night. I had ordered some fabric to make them each a bean bag chair, but I found the filling to be a little too pricey. Browsing online, I happened upon some folding mats for kids that gave me a terrific idea. Why not make a sort of matt with the fabric I had on hand using bed pillows for cushioning? For each matt, I created 5 pockets, essentially 5 pillowcases, joined along their long sides. The girls can spread them out to lay on when they’re watching TV, or they can sit quite comfortably against a wall by folding the first pillow or two back on themselves to form a backrest to read a book or play a game.
These have become pretty popular places to be at our house. I’ve even caught the girls doing their homework on their new ‘pillow lounges’. And happily – the bed pillows stay on the beds!