Thinking of refreshing your home? Not sure where to start? Depending on your budget, there are many things, big and small, that will leave your home feeling new.
If you are looking for a major change that is backed by a large budget, swapping out furniture and purchasing new items could be your answer.
If you want a more cost-effective change, cleaning up the home and adding new throw pillows to the couch and bed will lead to the simple but noticeable adjustment you’re searching for.
To help you create this simple change in your home, we have a tutorial on how to make mudcloth pillows.
What is Mudcloth?
Mudcloth is a textile that dates back many centuries. It originates in West Africa and is created by dyeing cloth with mashed n’gallama tree leaves. These leaves create a yellow color on the fabric.
Then the fabric is painted with fermented riverbed mud. This mud reacts with the dye so that even when washed, the pattern remains.
Different patterns are associated with the mudcloth design. These patterns each represent something. View the chart below for a few examples.
Although the original mudcloth is created through this process, the pattern has been recreated in more modern decor. Today we have a tutorial on how to create 2 types of mudcloth pillows. We then have 5 additional mudcloth ideas you can use as inspiration.
How to DIY Mudcloth Pillows
To give you an idea of how to use the mudcloth pattern, ApartmentGuide has created an easy-to-follow tutorial on how to create pillows.
This DIY mudcloth design is made even easier with their printable patterns. Simply print them out and follow the steps to create your own unique design.