I’ve seen so many fabulous fall pillows this year!
But there was a problem with getting them into my house. I wasn’t motivated to buy pillows – or even to make them. My creative energies are being used elsewhere, so I hit a bit of lazy in the fall pillow department. Here’s my solution.
If you’ve been here for a while, you’ve seen my fall sweater acorn applique pillow before (from a thrift store sweater).
Last fall, I was all about buying shirts and sweaters to make all sorts of Fall Pillows From Thrift Store Shirts (and sweaters).
The maroon pillow from this grouping on the porch swing last year is the transformed pillow of question in today’s post.
I somehow used a different pillow inside the shirt this year, so the buttons are a little stressed. I thought it would be fitting when Thanksgiving comes. Won’t all our buttons be stressed? Ha!
I’ve been trying to get upstairs since early in September to make a pillow from two tea towels, but it just wasn’t happening. I know! What is suddenly wrong with me?
Over the weekend, I had a little inspiration for a pillow that was just easy and quick enough to motivate me to climb the stairs and collect the supplies I needed.
I tied a cream burlap ribbon around the middle (over the button placket). Now to choose the leaves from the coasters and faux leaf collection in my stash.
I don’t normally use safety pins for pillows, but this is just for a quick fix, right?
The “X” marks the spot where I placed the pin for pinning the leaves.
The pin goes into the back side of the ribbon. Flip the ribbon to the front and load the leaves onto the pin.
The pin point goes back through the ribbon. Close the pin on the back side of the ribbon, and finish tying the square knot, and you are done.
Well, that took all of about five minutes. This project is guaranteed to update your pillows for fall in a flash!
Do you have some pillows you’d like to embellish with leaves? Is this quick and easy enough for you?
I’m sharing this at Metamorphosis Monday. 🙂