I upcycled a white sleeveless sweater into a pillow cover, by simply sewing closed the arm holes, stuffing the pillow inside and sewing it closed. I added the 3 buttons for fun and used acrylic paint to paint over 3 ugly colored buttons I had. Since I used things I already had on hand from other projects, the project was virtually free- just a few dollars out of pocket for the pillow form from IKEA!
I found plain cream lampshades at Goodwill and spraypainted them to match our pillows and bedspread. They are the perfect amount of POP! :)