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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!


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Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

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