The inspiration for this project came from this DIY, which was actually inspired by an Anthropologie ornament. And again, it is not a very quick DIY - but you will definitely have a unique product for very little money.
Cotton fabric (about 60x30cm)
Beads/ sequins/ rhinestones/ embroidery floss
Matching thread & needle
Filling material (e.g. cotton)
Draw two equal squares on the fabric depending on how big you want your cushion, in my case about 27x27cm and cut them out (don't forget the seam allowance!).
Sew on whatever beads/sequins/rhinestones you have. I decided not to focus on one colour, style or pattern, I just tried to keep the lines straight and parallel.
When you are satisfied your embellishment, pin and sew three sides, leaving the fourth open.
Now stuff the half-sewn cushion with your filling material. I used cheap cotton I got from the drugstore but you can also use fabric scraps or cotton wool or whatever.
Close the cushion by hand-sewing the remaining opening.