I was able to create a simple pillow using buttons from my stash. Don't tell Amy, but this projects probably didn't even cost $5!! AND, I was able to finish the entire thing during ONE long afternoon nap!
Before sewing everything together, I used some rope I had on hand (from my dog bed project) that I covered with the same fabric to create a more finished look. I sewed everything together and flipped the pillow right side out. I inserted my cheap-o pillow, if you don't have a pillow fiberfill will do. I just discovered the fiberfill was more expensive to buy...go figure.
I love the way the pillow turned out and can't wait to make one for myself with the other half of that pillow!