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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Leaf Well Enough Alone

I know I've done this before, but did you see THIS on the internet, courtesy of Kelsey from Tattered and Inked? I sure did, and I ran to Walmart and scored these placemats for $1.50 on clearance! Because making pillows out of placemats is COOL!
 For this quick whip up, have on hand:

A two layer placemat
Scissors
A stitch ripper
Thread
Needle
Stuffing
A wooden spoon
 Ready?
 Rip out a small area of the stitches. Maybe clean the spray paint off of your nails first. People already think you're a little weird.
 Stuff. I used a wooden spoon to tuck the fiber into the placemat points.



 Lookin; leafy, huh?
 Stitch it closed.


They have some great fall colors too. I stuck with all green because A) I'm going with a green palette, and B) I may never take these off the couch!


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32 comments:

Kim K. said...

Very cool idea. I imagine you could find placements for every holiday to create seasonal pillows.

Beth @ Wiccan Make Some Too said...

That was quick work for a cool pillow! Bravo.

Michelle @ Dream Home DIY said...

I loved these placemats when I saw them, but forgot to grab a few on the way out. Silly me becuase these are perfect!

MJ said...

I totally love this!!! They look much better as pillows than as placemats really :)

Chelsea said...

I love those! What a fun and easy (and cheap) project, too. They look so great all puffed up with stuffing! :)

~Chelsea

Tru@TRU TALES FEATS said...

That was an easy almost no-sew pillow. What a creative idea. And a lot cheaper than buying a pillow.

Heather said...

Very cute! Good idea too!

Erin @ The Little Apartment said...

You are way too clever to be contained in one blog. I'm bookmarking this great idea! Thanks.

Olive Cooper said...

You are a clever girl. My W-Mart has none of these left of course.

Nikki said...

Quick and easy...just how I like my craft projects!!! Thanks so much for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Mikalah said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! It's always nice to see a new face!

I LOVE those pillows. I have seen a couple other bloggers do that, but never with a unique shape like the leaf! Nice work!

FrouFrouBritches said...

My friend Lisa did that too. Y'all are so smart! That's so stinkin' cute and I never would've thought of it! Love the green!

Denise said...

Wow, that's all I can say. Where do you come up with these ideas?? I will try this soon. Thanks!
Denise

Kelsey said...

I"m so glad you liked my pillows! Yours turned out fabulous! :)

Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons said...

GREAT IDEA! So cute -- I just want to hug them =)

xoXOxo
Jenn

La Vie Quotidienne said...

No...I have never seen this done before and it is very cleaver. (-:

Tammy said...

Awesome idea here! I love simple ideas come to life. Hugs. tammy

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

No reasont o take them off of the couch!So much more useful as pillows than placemats in that shape!!

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

You are the craft Queen. These are wonderful. ~~Sherry~~

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

actually, this is one of my favorite craft ideas/tutorials submitted so far in our diy craft tutorial linky party this week....

hiphousegirl said...

I still have the first post you did about making pillows from placemats bookmarked. I also have the placemats. I just don't have the sewing machine set up!

Michelle L. said...

Holy leaf cushions! I lovelovelove them! 1.50, really ? Unbelievable.

Stuff by Ash said...

Love them! I just picked some up yesterday!

Judy said...

Cool idea. I linked over from Southern in my Heart

Chris said...

Dang, I missed out on those placemats! Your pillows look fabulous.

Jami said...

Cute pillows! I love the green...what a way to plan ahead. lol

Vanessa said...

What a great idea Sunny! I may have to see if I can even score some on Clearance now that all of the fall stuff is making it's way out of the stores. I was thinking how cute these would be in my kid's rooms too. Thanks so much for linking up to the party this week!
Vanessa

AllieMakes! said...

Too fun! I love finding great deals like this that you can make into REALLY cool stuff! Good job!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Nichelle @ Vintage Wanna Bee said...

I LOVE IT!!!

I would love if you would link it up at my little talent tuesday party at

http://vintagewannabee.blogspot.com/

mucho love!
nichelle

p.s. I'm your newest follower!

Sabr said...

A perfect autumn accessory!

freckled laundry said...

That is totally cheating and totally BRILLIANT! lol Very cool.

Athena said...

Love this, what an easy cheat and looks FANTASTIC!!!