Saturday, September 20, 2014

AN EASY FALL ACCENT PILLOW



Another week is almost over and this family is very much looking forward to the weekend.
No special plans, just a little bit of rest time is very much needed.

Before we head into the weekend, I wanted to share with you some very simple and easy Fall pillows I made this week.



Because our kitchen and family room is all open space, I always like to bring a bit of whatever decor 
I have in the kitchen into our family room area.
You remember the placemats I bought at Walmart for the breakfast table.




 
I got a couple extra ones and with them I made some envelope style pillow covers to use 
as accent pillows in the family room.
I used some leftover drop cloth for the backs.




 And sew it all together.




Inserted a small pillow form and it was done.
Such a simple project. 
It literally took me fifteen minutes to put it together.
The placemats are $1.98 each. Cheapest pillow ever! :)



I hope to be done with all the Fall decor this week.
We will see! :)
I hope everyone have a wonderful and relaxing weekend.
See you all soon! 



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26 comments:

  1. Well done- they look amazing - you make it seem so danged easy.

    Love those place mats - and you know you didn't overspend at Wally World!!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  2. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful placemat for the price, Maria Elena! It makes for a beautiful pillow, too. I did the same with a PB placemat last year after seeing Yvonne from Stone Gable's. I opened up the placemat and inserted a form, which made for practically no sewing, but it is permanent without the envelope back. Love it!

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  3. You really can't beat that price! And the fabric is so pretty! Love it!

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  4. I'm in love and so gonna get me some placemats for all pillows.. you do know CopyCatIsm is the greatest form of flattery, right:)

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  5. I love the pattern, it's beautiful. Unfortunately I can barely sew on a button!

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  6. Maria!!!! You could have told us you bought them at the finest department store. Really, they are fabulous! Maria, I came across a post this week from the days when you didn't sew. You can top anyone I know, who sews today!!! Maybe it was back when the drop cloth curtains were first mentioned. You keep doing amazing things.

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  7. They look great, Maria!! I love how they turned out! I've only brought out a few fall decor items here and there. I plan on pulling out the rest of it next week though. It's a big job! :) Enjoy your weekend too!

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  8. Maria, I loved these on your table and I love them even more on your sofa. I have got to get to Walmart! !

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  9. HOLA MARIA ELENA
    QUE IDEA TAN GENIAL!!,
    GRACIAS POR COMPARTIRLA
    FELIZ SEMANA
    CARIÑOS
    MIVA

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  10. Maria Elena,

    You are such a savvy and creative blogger! Your easy fall accent pillow is pretty and perfect for those cozy afternoons and chilly evenings! Just gorgeous!

    Poppy

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  11. I really like those placemats and the pillows are so cute! I haven't seen any Fall decor in our Walmarts, just goulash Halloween things.

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  12. Maria Elena, you are brilliant! I've been looking at all of the beautiful Fall pillows in Pottery Barn and other expensive stores but I knew I couldn't justify the expense. I have drop cloth fabric and I have a WalMart. Now I just need to see if I can find some great placemats like yours! Thanks for sharing and blessings to you,
    Patti

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  13. Amazing fall decoration! Gorgeous fabric! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope you have a wonderful day!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  14. Maria Elena...your new pillow is the cutest thing ever. How fun to pick up placemats for such a great price and turn them into such sweet pillows. Did you stuff them will poly or are their pillow inserts the same size as the pillow covers?

    Thank you so much for sharing your Great Idea with us at Project Inspire{d}!
    Hope your week is filled with extraordinary creativity!

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  15. Saw your pillow at Met Mon at BNOTP and had to stop by! Your pillow looks just as fab as one from Pottery Barn! I can't believe you got those placemats at Walmart and for that price! Outstanding idea and sewing job! Simply gorgeous!

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  16. WOW, I love this!!! What a great idea to take your place mats and make them into a pillow! I have a few burlap peanut bags that I'm still not sure what to do with, maybe I'll make a pillow! :)

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  17. Brilliant! But then you already know that. ;-)

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  18. Love it! Thanks for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop at Katherine's Corner. We're working on a few new seasonal craft and sewing projects around here, so we just might give this one a try ;o) Nina @ Vintage Mama's Cottage

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  19. Wow you did a lovely job making your pillows out of placemats. How creative of you and I love them!

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  20. Thank you fo sharing these little pillows at Merry Monday Link Party! I love placemat pillows! See you tonight! Julia

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  21. What a great idea to use placemats for decorative pillows! I love how they match what's going on in the dining area too. Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  22. Gorgeous! Pinned. Hugs! Lou Lou Girls

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  23. Love the placemat Maria Elena! They do make great pillows and I love how it coordinates with your kitchen decor! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  24. Love your new pillow project! Thanx for partying at THT.

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