Painted Stripe Nautical Pillow with Anchor

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While looking for decorative pillows for her daughter’s bedroom, Hayley from Grey House Harbor came across an adorable anchor design. But $52 for a 20″x 20″ pillow?!? Hayley says she didn’t like it that much and decided a DIY was in order. She already had an unused throw pillow insert and white fabric left over from another project. One freezer paper stencil and a little latex house paint later, and voila! Why would you spend $52 when you can make a spot-on knock off for only $3???

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Scrap Buster Fall Pillow

scrap buster fall pillow

Allison from Cluck Cluck Sew shares a fabulous pillow cover tutorial to dress up those tired throw pillows this fall. Best of all, this is a “scrap buster” project designed to use up some of that scrap fabric that is taking up valuable closet space. For this fall-inspired pillow, Allison chose fabrics that simulate the colors or fallen leaves. However, Allison points out that the design possibilities are pretty much endless. Just check out the flower pillow she made using the same technique.

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Leaf and Acorn Applique Pillow Cover

Leaf and Acorns Pillow

MJ from 517 Creations spied a lovely autumn pillow with a large, brightly colored leaf and acorns gracing the front. Since the almost $100 price tag completely obliterated any idea of actually purchasing the pillow, MJ simply made her own. MJ stitched a vein detail onto the leaf and then used Heat N’ Bond to attach it to the pillow fabric. She finished it off by stitching around the edges for a lovely fall applique.

Leaf and Acorns Pillow

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“You Are My Sunshine” Pillow

you are my sunshine pillow inspired by anthropologie

The song “You Are My Sunshine” holds a special place in the heart of Brandi from Don’t Disturb This Groove. When her daughter was a baby, Brandi’s mother would rock her and sing the sweet lullaby. Brandi was inspired to preserve that special memory by stamping the lyrics onto a pillow for her daughter. I absolutely adore how the pillow came out and the meaning behind it!

you are my sunshine pillow inspired by anthropologie

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Christmas Stocking Pillow

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This holiday pillow from Melissa at 320 Sycamore ticks all the boxes – crazy cheap, amazingly easy, very versatile, and oh so cute! Melissa simply glued some twine with mini stockings to a ready-made pillow. But wait there’s more {wink}… Melissa used the reverse side of a snowflake pillow, so all she has to do is flip it over after the holidays for instant winter décor. That Melissa is one smart cookie!

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French Bunny Pillow

Debbie from Confessions of a Plate Addict created the perfect pillow featuring a bunny to welcome in spring. I mean what says spring like furry little creatures? After finding just the right bunny for her pillow, Debbie used transfer paper to move him to his new home on her pillow cover. Doesn’t he look dignified […Read More]

Stocking Pillow Cover

And the pillow ideas just keep coming! This burlap pillow from Cheryl at A Simple Life is too cute. I love the little stockings that Cheryl knit herself and wouldn’t mind a bigger pair to wear myself {giggle}! Cheryl’s got some skills for sure. This is the perfect pillow to adorn a couch or chair […Read More]

Floral Lumbar Pillow

In case you haven’t realized it yet, I have really gotten on board with making my own pillow covers. Just to demonstrate the price benefits of the DIY road, check out Pam from Simple Details’ rendition of an Anthropologie pillow that sells for $168. Yes, it’s a generously sized pillow at 18”x45” but still… TWO […Read More]