MATERIAL

To make this small outdoor mattress, you’ll need the following items:
 

  • 4 standard pillow cases. I used ones that I had at home.** As they were all white, I added a personal touch by painting gold stars on them.
     
  • 4 standard pillows. Time to give your yellowed pillows languishing in the linen closet a second life!
     
  • An iron
     
  • A sewing machine or thread and needle
Optional

If you would like to decorate your mattress with shooting stars:
 

  • Fabric paint
     
  • Brush
     
  • A star-themed cardboard pattern
First iron your pillow cases. It makes working with them easier, especially if you personalize them with a design. Plus, the final result will look much nicer.
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Before assembling the pillow cases, paint your design on them using a pattern* or by freehand and then let dry. Make sure that you place a piece of cardboard between the two sides of the case to prevent the paint from transferring to the bottom side.
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Pin the cases together lengthwise and then sew them together.
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Insert the pillows in the cases.                                                 
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Sew up the openings of the cases. Pinning beforehand will make this last step easier.
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And there you go! You now have an attractive, comfy mattress for a night of stargazing.
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