Free Pillow!

Last night a new decorative pillow made its debut in our house–it only took a year!

Here’s the story: we went to the Kansas City river market in, like, April of 2010 (or some absurdly distant time like that) and bought this 15 lb bag of basmati rice from an African grocery shop. It took us this long to finish the bag.

DIY steps:

  1. Use 15 lbs of rice
  2. Remove plastic bag from inside burlap one
  3. Cut off handles from the top of the bag
  4. Insert one sad, faded, depressed looking pillow from my freshman year of college
  5. Sip top closed
  6. Enjoy new decorative item!

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2 thoughts on “Free Pillow!”

  1. How have I never thought of doing this?? The Mediterranean restaurant down the street wraps your half-finished bottles of wine in used rice bags for you to take home. We probably have three in the bottom of the closet! I’m going to dig them out!

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