Brynne of The Gathered Home loved the gold metallic pillow covers from West Elm and started wondering if it was possible to DIY pillows that had the same metallic luster. The idea of using gold leaf on fabric came to Brynne, and since she already had the supplies on hand, there was nothing to lose! Brynne says, “It turns out you CAN gold leaf fabric, which opens up a world of possibilities – not the least of which is having my own version of my favorite West Elm pillows on my sofa!”
I know I had some of you at the words no sew. If sewing just isn’t your thing, follow Ann’s lead from On Sutton Place and take advantage of the cheap ready-made pillow covers sold at stores like IKEA and Hobby Lobby. Ann started off with a $5 cover and simply ironed on a plethora of hearts for create this DIY Valentine’s pillow. How easy is it? Ann says, “Seriously…if you can cut out hearts and iron, you are golden.”
Jessica from Sew Homegrown created a DIY version of a ruffled circles pillow she spied at West Elm. She says she just had to spice it up with more color though and chose scraps from her favorite fabric designer Anna Maria Horner. There is so much I love about this pillow from the vibrant colors to the ruffled and slightly disheveled look of the circles. This is a great scrap buster project that you could easily customize to match your décor.
Melissa from The Inspired Room isn’t ashamed to admit that she’s got a major crush on all things Anthropologie! When she saw a fun pom-pom pillow there, Melissa knew she wanted one AND that she could make it for less. Melissa just used a pillow cover she already had and stitched on some pom-pom trim. Super simple and super cute!
Pottery Barn’s poinsettia pillow has been knocked off by many a DIYers. Adrianna from Crafterhours wanted to put her own spin on the project by utilizing fake poinsettia leaves instead of fabric for her flower. They are realistic looking and offer that same velvety texture as the PB original. If sewing isn’t your thing, you can fire up the hot glue gun and add the petals and jingle bells to a pre-existing pillow. Don’t you love when something that easy looks so pretty?!?
If you follow me at Infarrantly Creative, you know about my recent endeavor to help a family rebuild after a painful period in their lives by creating a home they truly love. One way I pinched pennies on pillows was by repurposing a couple of sweaters. Sweaters are seriously a dime a dozen at Goodwill, and if you reuse some filling from old pillows like I did, you can make your own cozy pillows for practically nothing.
Painting fabric allows you the flexibility to get the exact look you want without blowing your budget out of the water. When Kathie from Krafty Kat wanted to liven up her very brown living space, she created some colorful geometric print pillows using acrylic paint. It enabled Kathie to easily get a similar look to [...Read More]
You know I love me some DIY pillow projects! Aimee from Twigg Studios created a cool pillow with a windowpane effect by weaving together strips of fabric. The intertwined strips give this neutral pillow tons of pizzazz. Aimee’s pillow and her Horchow inspiration are practically twinsies! Aimee was inspired by the Windowpane Pillow from Horchow. [...Read More]