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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pottery Barn Knock-off Pillow for the holidays

                    One of my favorite magazines for inspiration is Pottery Barn. I love all of their ideas and designs. When I saw their winter catalog I was immediately drawn to this simple wreath pillow.



                        So, I attempted to make my own. Since then I have seen this same picture all over pinterest but haven't found a tutorial yet. So here is my tutorial on how to make this simple pillow.

     You will need:
Fabric for your pillow case (I used a drop cloth)
Pillow insert
Gray felt or fleece
Small white pom poms
Sewing machine
Fabric glue

First make a simple pillow case as was demonstrated here.  Put your pillow inside the pillow case. Next, cut out your leaves. I didn't use a pattern, I just eyeballed the size and shape. For my 16" pillow I cut out about 50 leaves.




Once your leaves are cut out lay them out on your pillow in a dot-to-dot fashion. This allows you to establish the circle shape of your wreath and then you can add to them from there. Be sure and get a birds eye view so that your circle is centered.



Now if you are a mad sewer it would probably be best to stitch your leaves on (from top to  bottom like a stem). I am no mad sewer so I used fabric glue. Be generous, and glue your leaf circle down. Then add to it. I just put them on in a random fashion as I thought they looked best.





                    Once you have glued all your little leaves in place, glue on your pom poms. Again, use a generous dollup and push in place.




                      And now you have a jump on your holiday decorating! This really is a simple project. It only took about an hour, start to finish! Have fun!

                                     -Jody

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45 comments:

  1. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE IT!!! I was JUST admiring this pillow at PB this weekend!!!! SOOOOOOOOOO gonna try this one - thank you so much for the tutorial!!!!

    Take care,
    Christina
    www.designingbynumbers.com

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  2. Jody, your knock off pillow is so cute! You did a great job!
    You might want to take off your word verification~ I almost closed the tab and my comment would have been lost.

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  3. You didn't "attempt" to make your own ... I'd say you pretty much succeeded.

    Very inspirational ~ thanks.
    Mary @ Sea Quilts

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  4. such a lovely pillow
    to knock-off

    perfect for christmas decorating

    thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!

    alison

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  5. Tis is such a grand idea...and I am thinking...a Christmas Wreath pillow cover in red for seasonal use! Thank you!

    Veronica

    Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

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  6. Beautiful pillow! I found you via Feather Your Nest Friday. Your pillow stands out among the rest. I also liked the "how to make a sign" tutorial. I love to create and enjoy meeting other creative people. I am your newest follower.
    Elizabeth
    Come visit me @ http://theporcelainrose.blogspot.com/

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  7. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love making pretty pillows and this is one of the prettiest ones I've ever seen! I want to try to make this! So cute!

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  8. sew pretty! love the soft tones too!

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  9. Awesome Jody! I pinned this too (but haven't attempted it yet). You're inspiring! :-)

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  10. Just beautiful!! You did such a great job on this!

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  11. Hi Jody! This is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial!! I am going to make one of these for sure!

    Have a lovely Thursday!!
    Becky

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  12. I love how you make it look so quick and easy! Lovely!

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  13. Sew cute!!! I want one.

    ♥Linsey

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  14. Jody, your pillow looks just like the one from PB! And it's so pretty, it could stay out for all of winter. Definitely pinning this! :)

    Erin @ Carolina Country Living
    (visiting from Transformation Thursday - link #17)

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  15. Perfect! Elegant and extremely simple to do. Thanks!

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  16. Love Love Love! It looks just like the one from PB! And I'm sure it was much cheaper! You made this look so easy I might have to try it!

    Stopping by from the Type A party!

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  17. Whoa! Awesome job! I'm definitely going to have to feed my pillow addiction and try this one =)

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  18. This is just gorgeous. Love your blog. I'm a new follower.

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  19. This is great! I love love LOVE this pillow and yours turned out almost exactly like it! I might have to try this!

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  20. I love this! It looks identical! You're awesome (: Thanks for linking up to our Christmas Cheer link party! xoxo Michaela

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  21. Are you taking orders?! lol It turned out awesome. I have looked at that pillow at PB dozens of times, and yours is the twin. I found your blog at the Holiday Copy Cat challenge and am a new follower.

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  22. How pretty, I really like it on your striped chair.

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  23. Wow! You are the DIY Queen!!! Love it!
    I'm a new follower to your wonderful blog. Pop over for a visit sometime.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  24. Your pillow is SO pretty! I love it.

    Sharon

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  25. Your pillow is adorable Jody! I love your version! Can you believe I made one too! I took the easy way out though and purchased pre-cut leaves! LOL!! Congratulations on your feature! Visiting from Coastal Charm!

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  26. Nice job! It turned out great.

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  27. Girl, you have skills! I like this project, too! I am linking from Debbiedoos.

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  28. This really is gorgeous! Thank you so much for linking up your lovely project at Get Schooled Saturday. We will be open for business again Friday night-Sunday night!
    Kim @ Too Much Time
    www.kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com

    P.S. I love your blog background...I used it as the background for my business cards

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  29. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found you via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

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  30. Adorable! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from CG...

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  31. I made one, but ordered a roll of felt leaves from papermart.com. It's beautiful!

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  32. Just wonderful! Consider sharing this with my readers at http://sassafrassalvation.blogspot.com/2011/12/sasss-sunday-salvation-show-4.html

    Christmas blessings!

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  33. This is super cute and perfect for me as I don't sew. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm a new follower!

    Taylor
    Domestic8d

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  34. Yours looks just as good as the PB one!

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  35. Your pillow is so pretty, you've done a lovely job - happy holidays!

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  36. Yes, ma'am! LOVE it! Adding that to my to-do list! I'm a new blogger and a new follower!

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  37. What a gorgeous pillow!! Better then PB that's for sure.

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  38. Hi Jody,
    I featured your pillow on Craft Gossip Felting and hope you stop by and leave a comment :)
    http://felting.craftgossip.com/2012/11/26/pottery-barn-knock-off-pillow-for-the-holidays-tutorial/#

    Linda

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