Recycle Disposable Plastic Bags With This Genius Indoor Pillow Hack

When it comes to DIY furniture, TikTok is filled to the brim with ideas. In fact, #furniturehacks on the platform has countless unique tricks, and many of them have received thousands of views. While this hashtag covers various hacks for different pieces of furniture, there are also plenty of tricks dedicated to the likes of pillows and cushions. One popular hack shows a great way that you can fill your empty pillow covers with old grocery store plastic bags to place around your home.

This hack is perfect for if you're looking to do some upcycling and repurpose an old item, particularly a pillow cover. Not only that, but it's also a great way to recycle your old plastic bags, which will benefit the environment. And, if you accidentally spill something on your throw pillow, clean up will be much easier since the plastic bags are waterproof. You may save some money, too, since you won't have to buy pillow inserts. It's a win-win all around. Thankfully, this hack isn't difficult at all and can be done by any DIY beginner. Naturally, you should ensure you have plenty of spare grocery bags before trying this trick, as they need to provide enough cushioning to make the pillow feel comfortable. 

How to fill your covers with plastic bags

This genius TikTok pillow insert hack is really as easy as it seems. To try the trick yourself, start by collecting your extra grocery store bags. When it comes to the type of plastic bag you should use, any can fit the bill, provided that it's clean and free of dirt. After all, you don't want rogue twigs or dirt lingering in the depths of your upcycled cushion. If the bag is dirty, give it a quick clean, and it should be perfectly fine to use. Place smaller plastic bags into the biggest bag and tie it shut. Then, give it a quick shake to even everything out. To create your pillow and finish the hack, place the bag-filled-bag into the pillow cover of your choice and zip or sew it shut. Make sure the inner filling is distributed as evenly as possible so that it feels comfortable. 

As a result, you should be able to create a good quality item that may even rival some store-bought cushions — all from the comfort of your own home. After you've filled your pillows, you can decorate with them in your living room, bedroom, or any other room. This could be especially beneficial for those who like to replace their throw pillows with the changing seasons. Instead of having to store countless throw pillows, you can simply remove the plastic bags from one cover and place them into another.