Monday, October 20, 2014

No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow

No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow From My Front Porch To Yours
Over the weekend we took a trip to Ikea and I found some great fall plaid pillow covers. They were only $5 each which was a steal. When I brought them home I decided I wanted to embellish them. 
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Ikea Pillow Covers  From My Front Porch To Yours

I came up with a plan to make leaf wreath pillows. I brainstormed over how I wanted to make the leaves. At first I was going to trace them and cut them out of burlap or felt but then decided I did not want to put that much energy into them. I am not big on crafting. Give me a room or a piece of furniture to paint any day. A craft, not so much. I think what a fun project it will be and half way thru I am over it but I made myself complete these pillow covers. Anyways, since I was not going to be cutting out any leaves a light bulb went off. 
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
I had several strands of sad looking garland that I was going to throw away.
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
I could of just pulled the leaves off of the stems but then I would have been left with the plastic veining which I did not want.
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
I decided to pull on the leaf fabric and it came off of the plastic veining very easily.
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
Now the leafs would be able to lay flat.
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial  Ikea Pillow Cover From My Front Porch To Yours
Next up I took a dinner plate and traced a circle in the center of the pillow case. 
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial Ikea Pillow Cover From My Front Porch To Yours
I separated the different size leaves into their own piles. This made it easier for me to choose which leaf to place where on the pillow cover.
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial Ikea Pillow Cover From My Front Porch To Yours
I placed the large leaves first. 
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial Ikea Pillow Cover From My Front Porch To Yours
To attach the leaves I just used a line of hot glue down the center of each leaf. Note- You want to place wax paper on the inside of your pillow cover just in case the hot glue seeps thru. The wax paper will prevent you from gluing your pillow cover shut. 
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial Ikea Pillow Cover From My Front Porch To Yours
After the large leaves were glued down I added the medium size leaves at an angel. 
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial Ikea Pillow Cover From My Front Porch To Yours
The I added the small leaves on the opposite angel.
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
This is essentially what the pattern looked like. After I glued down each leaf I went back and glued down the edges of leaves as well so that they would not stick up. I wanted them all to lay flat.
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial Ikea Pillow Cover From My Front Porch To Yours
To add a touch of whimsy I added a twine bow and some acorns.
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial Ikea Pillow Cover From My Front Porch To Yours
Not too bad for a non crafter.
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial Ikea Pillow Cover From My Front Porch To Yours
Super easy craft that would even be beautiful if I had taken the time to trace and cut out cream colored felt leaves. The possibilities are endless!
No Sew Fall Leaf Pillow Tutorial From My Front Porch To Yours
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14 comments:

  1. What a pretty idea! Love that you could pull the leaf off its veining -- good to know.
    (BTW the blog party links don't seem to be there.)
    Cass

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  2. So cute! and I love that chair too :)

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  3. Beautiful and simple my idea of crafting thanks for the ideas xx

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  4. A very cute idea. Love the way they turned out the pillow is the perfect companion to your chair!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  5. That's such a great idea, and I love how your pillow turned out! I so wish we had an IKEA closer to home. :)

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  6. Very cute! Look at you getting your craft on! Impressive!

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  7. I love it, Pamela! I think you did a great job and don't give yourself enough credit for crafting. What about those great picture frames you do at Christmas time? Those are beautiful!

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  8. Too cute!!!!! Super easy! I'm totally inspired!!!! They are simply beautiful!!!!

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  9. OMG so cute....what a clever idea!!! I love the plaid fabric with the leaves, it just says fall.
    ~Des

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  10. That's such a cool idea. I just found some silk leaves the other day among some leaves that were raked into a pile. Now I know what to do with them. Thanks

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  11. I really like the way you added the silk leaves to ready-made pillow cases. I would never thought of mixing all of the colors together but they look beautiful. Job well done.
    Traci

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  12. Just gorgeous, Pamela! I am addicted to pillows ;) and this one will be one I will sure make. Love it! And pinned it for future reference. Maria

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  13. It looks great. Pretty inventive for a not so crafty as you say. You did a great job.

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