Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Simple Leaf PIllow Tutorial

I was walking through Walmart and saw these cute leaf placemats for $3. I showed Hubby how I read on Tattered & Inked that Kelsey took 2 of them and sewed them together to create a pillow.

Anyway, he convinced me to make one for our house...he always makes me buy things when we go shopping! He came up with a way to make the pillow even cheaper by using only 1 placemat instead of 2. See how my crafty creativity is rubbing off on him?

So here's my placemat before. I used the seam ripper to rip out some of the stitches attaching the leaf to the back of the placemat.

Then I stuffed it and pinned it back up.
It took a couple minutes to sew the hole closed.

Voila! New fall pillow in 15 minutes!

17 comments :

  1. Ooh, what a great twist on the place mat pillow trend! Perfect for the season!

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  2. Just ADORABLE! Love the pop of color on the sofa too. Great use of the placemat.

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  3. That's precious!!!! I love it! I'e seen regular rectangular placemats used, but this is genius! So cute!

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  4. Super cute! I love finding cheap stuff and repurposing it!

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  5. Very cute! I really love the color!

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  6. What a great idea! I love it!

    Chrissy

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  7. Such a cute idea! Love what a quick project it is. Nice color, too. So clever!

    www.gwennypenny.com

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  8. Fabulous! I don't sew but I think I could do this, thank you for sharing!

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  9. Not sure if you saw it at the same blog I did, but my friend over at tatteredandinked.blogspot.com did that too! Super cute!

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  10. so.. i bought 3 leaves at Wal*Mart last night! :) all 3 the colors!

    I think I am going to make a door hanging for my front door - but i'd also like to get more to make pillows, too.

    love these leaves! thanks again :)

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  11. How smart! I haven't seen that before. You get a cute custom pillow w/o doing the tracing and cutting.

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  12. Cute leaf!! Thanks for leaving me a note on FMA! I love your blog! I hope you get to try the Skiers Sausage. Let me know what you think if you try it!

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  13. So happy to see you at A Crafty Soiree! This is so clever, I would never have thought to just split open one of those placemats and to think I was holding a few in my hands over the weekend. Now I might have to make a trip back! Thanks for sharing and looking forward to seeing you next time too:)

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  14. This is so cute and I love that your hubby wants you to buy things... what a great guy!!!

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  15. Hi Lisa, I just wanted you to know I featured this. I spied some burlap pumpkins--I hope you'll link those, too :). Blessings, Kim

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