Sunday, November 7, 2010

Easy Fall Leaf Pillow

When I saw this leaf pillow at Tattered and Inked, I knew I wanted to make one! So, after a trip to Wal-Mart, a strange look from my husband (he totally thought I was crazy) , and lots of stuffing, I had me one of these cuties.

It really is easy to make and comes together in no time. I only had two problems. One was deciding if I stuffed the front or back because there was a layer of interfacing inside. I stuffed the back side mostly because I always make lumpy pillows so I thought that would help (and it did). I also had problems with the silky back fabric fraying a bit, but I was able to tuck it in and sew it shut and it didn't look deformed. Definitely worth the $3 I payed for the placemat. Hopefully I can catch  them on sale and stock up so I can have all of the colors!

Dare to DIY


Michael Wurm Jr said...

love it! who knew!?

perfect quick project for some holiday cheer!

Wendy said...

A placemat! Wow! That is the neatest idea! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Oh my goodness. This is SO clever. I love it. I love the idea of making pillows from a placemat, but I never think to do it. What a great way to do seasonal pillows - inexpensive, festive and cute.

Thanks for linking up!

Erin @ Domestic Adventure said...

What a smart idea! It turned out great!

Kathleen said...

Really cute! Thanks for sharing.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I love it when I can surprise my husband - these look fantastic!