Hello! I hope your Sunday is going great…I’m popping in tonight (I know…not my normal time) to share this cute pillow tutorial. It’s easy, budget-friendly and I promise anyone can do it! It’s a knock off of a Pottery Barn pillow cover that I just fell in love with. Here it is.
It’s really beautiful in person…I saw one recently in a Pottery Barn store. It’s very big and measures 24 x 24 inches. The leaves are perfectly stitched on a heavy beige cotton. It retails for $59.50 and that doesn’t include the insert. For a seasonal accessory, that’s a little out of my price range. So I decided to make my own. I knew it wouldn’t be exactly like the PB version but I thought I might be able to come close. I was going for a wreath of fall leaves and I think I accomplished that.
Before I get started I want to tell you that when I decided to do this project, I had every intention of using felt and cutting out all the leaves. BUT…inspiration hit when I walked in the door of Bed, Bath & Beyond and saw sets of heavy felt coasters. I stood there for a minute and looked at them before I put four sets in my cart. I decided to give myself a break and take the easy way out! If you want to make your own leaves, I found some leaf templates that I think will work great.
What you need:
Pillow Cover – I got mine at Hobby Lobby (18 x 18)
Felt leaves – I got mine HERE
Buttons or brads as embellishment
Dinner plate and pencil
First thing to do is fire up your glue gun. Next, iron your pillow cover and lay it on a flat surface. Using a dinner plate and pencil, trace a circle (make sure to center the plate) on the pillow cover. Take your leaves and place them around the circle. Overlap some and let some rest on top so you see the entire leaf. When you have the leaves just where you want them, start gluing. I found that it worked better to just lift a corner of the leaf and drop a ball of glue. Don’t pick up a leaf, glue the back and then try to lay it back down. Take my word for it…that method gets a little messy.
All together this project totaled about $15.00. I used a 40% off coupon for the pillow cover and the sets of coasters were $1.99. Like I said at the top of the post, clearly it’s a knock off…but I think it captures the essence of what I was going for. A pillow with a pretty fall wreath made from leaves.
For more details on the beautiful gourd click here: Gourds ~ who knew?
Just click the images below to visit my favorite Fall categories and get inspired!