This has been a pet peeve of mine forever. Purchase new pretty pillow only to have a storm and find them in the next county covered in mud or in our pond…..HOW FRUSTRATING. Well I was determined to find a way to keep them from blowing away this year. I looked into velcro but couldn’t think of a way to make that work, I debated on using a bungee strap but that wouldn’t be too attractive across each pillow but while shopping at Hobby Lobby I had a lightbulb moment and my answer became clear.
There on the clearance rack was a huge wire basket and I knew I could squeeze 8 pillows into it. I purchased this round one in white, and a square one in black and took them both home and tried them out. I really liked the black one better but it wasn’t as large and all the pillows didn’t fit, so the white one was the keeper. The basket has two handles so I added a small “C” hook into the house and hooked the handle over it to assure it won’t be going anywhere.
I’ve seen those outside plastic bins that pillows can go in but I just didn’t have a space that it looked good in and for decorative purposes I like the wire basket better. I’m so excited I won’t have to track down the pillows anymore. After all I don’t want to ruin them after I went to so much work making them. Don’t you just love it when those lightbulb moment actually work out?
If you missed this year’s porch tour you can see it here!