I have a small office/den in my house that I use for my blogging space. In my space there's a brown leather couch that has a couple of gold and black throw pillows paired with a plain black velvet pillow. Nothing wrong with the pillows, I'm just tired of looking at them. Back when I was working full time, I had the printed pillows custom made to coordinate with a striped roman shade in the room, and fortunately, when the shop delivered the shade and pillows, they also brought my extra fabric.
I came across the fabric remnant today when I was looking for something else, and I'm glad I found it. It gave me an idea to dress up the old black pillow.
I sewed them together to make a 72 inch long tie, then folded it in half and stitched all around, leaving an opening to turn.
An updated version of the old black velvet pillow - total cost = $0