I saw this really cool thing on Pinterest, and of course HAD to try it. So, Moe and I bought some plastic drop cloths and set to work. First attempt = FAIL. Big Fail. I had to throw them away and start over.
Second attempt = success!
Here’s what you need to make your own water pillows…
1 Package Plastic Painter’s Drop Cloth
1 Roll Duct Tape
Fold the edges down and tape. You will put half the tape on the back side of the cloth, and then fold it over to make a seam. As you can see, this is the first attempt that ended up and failed. I thought if I heated the edges with my craft iron it would seal them…. it didn’t. Don’t do this. It just melted the plastic and created huge holes.
Remember to leave a small space to fit the water hose into.
Next step: Fill it.
Once it is filled as much as possible, you can then use another piece of duct tape to seal the open hole. NOTE: This is a two person job, and bring a towel to dry the plastic before you seal it so the tape will stick.
We cut our drop cloths down, so that we had individual pillows, although, it would be super fun to create one large pillow with the whole cloth. I didn’t think my husband would appreciate a large dead grass space from this though, so I opted for cloths that would fit on the back patio.
This is a great way to have some fun and cool down on a hot day. In the end, if you don’t like them, just pop it, empty and throw away. We also figured out that you can pull off the tape you sealed the fill hole with and empty it, hang it to dry, and reuse it… BUT, be careful and pull the tape slowly or it will rip the plastic on the edge.
Have you tried this? Let us know how it worked for you!