September 27, 2010

Easy Fall Leaf Pillows!

Ok.
So my favorite part of fall is cuddling up with a pile of blankets and pillows with my fireplace a-going.
Too bad Arkansas isn't up with fall yet... though today finally got cool-ish! :)

And I'm all in fall-decor mode.
So when I ran into Wal-mart for milk today after church, I stopped in my tracks when I saw these:


The cutest Leaf placemats! They're velvet-y on one side and silky on another... and they are totally double-lined! Yay. Cuz I had a plan :)



They were just 3$... maybe a little too pricey for a placemat...after all we can make those, right?
But not for my plan...

My husband rolled his eyes when he realized I wasn't just carrying back milk.

I also grabbed a bag of this stuff:



And got to work while little man watched his new favorite movie: Aladdin.
All I did was find a seam to rip out...got a hole big enough and stuffed the stuffing in.
Easy, peasy.

And LOOK!



Oh my word!
They were even cuter than what I thought they would be :)
I love that.

(Blogger won't let me turn this around...sad times)

I mean, how easy can you get?


I'm in love.
I bought four... so I've got to get to work on the others... but I had to show you!


They just add the perfect fall touch!
And I got that bowl and bag o' pumpkins at wally world too... hubby really rolled his eyes :)
I love the bright colors against my brown couch. They make me smile.


Now just imagine a whole pile... makes you smile too, right?
Happy Fall everyone.
Hope yours has started feeling that way more than ours :)

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31 comments:

  1. I just love this! great idea and way to think fast in Walmart :) maybe if I could do that I wouldn't dread going.

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  2. Love these! I think my Gramma just bought a bunch of them, so if I wait long enough she will get tired of them and throw them in the Good Will pile! So cute!

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  3. Oh my goodness! Those are so awesome! I may copy you...

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  4. lol... the eyeroll!!! I know exactly what you mean. Those, by the way, are fantastic!

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  5. Super cute and super easy! I love it and you did a fantastic job! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Amy
    crazycraftbugs.blogspot.com

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  6. WOW!!!! so super cute! i'm going to try this!

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  7. Cute results, it looks so clean and professional when complete. Excellent seamstress you are, my lady :)

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  8. Oh my goodness you read my mind! I picked up these placemats the other day at Walmart...and I was like, "I should make these into pillows"...but I put them down:( Now I am totally regretting it! These look great...and I have to go back to Walmart now:)

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  9. I saw some leaf placemats the other day and thought "those would make cute pillows." Great minds think alike. I am highlighting these at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  10. Awesome idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing :)


    stopping by from someday crafts

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  11. Super cute pillows! I've been meaning to do placemat pillows myself. These leaf ones are fantastic!

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  12. This is so clever! I love it and would like to share it with me readers :D

    If that would be okay, please leave me comment. ~Carrie

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  13. what a cute idea! I was just there last night and I should have picked up a few red ones! They would have been perfect for our family room!

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  14. Holy cow, I just bought like 8 of those! Now I'm going to have to go back and get more! Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

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  15. I'm definitely going to do this- they look awesome!

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  16. Oh a whole pile would be awesome! Jumping in a pile of leaves is one of the best parts of fall - and here now you can do that on your couch! Well done. Good eye!

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  17. What a great idea!!! I've seen these placemats, but making pillows would have never occured to me. :)

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  18. Those are so cute. If I made those my little boy would pike them up and jump on them. LOL

    I have really been wanting to whip up some pillows from placemats, seems like everyone is making them these days.

    I am enjoying your blog!

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  19. A-DORABLE!! And perfect for my house. walmart moms unit!

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  20. Okay, these are seriously CA-UTE!!! You're so creative! Way to go girly! and the price is amazing as well!! Love'em! I'm happy to be your newest follower of your super sweet blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! Be sure to link up your creations at my weekly Fabulous Friday Finds party! Hope to see you there!
    Hugs,
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

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  21. I was just saying I needed some "FALL" pillows for our couch...VERY clever idea. I love when someone finds a way to multi purpose an item and especially when it's so easy peasy!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  22. I was so impressed when I saw these over at Dittle Dattle! I just had to come over & tell you that they're just too cute!! I think I'll go see if my local Wal-Mart has some of these placemats!!

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  23. I was inspired by you!

    http://team-t-adventures.blogspot.com/2010/10/simple-leaf-pillow-tutorial.html

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  24. My goodness! You are just too creative for words. Love your blog!!!

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  25. Love this idea and so easy too! I will be featuring you on our blog ziggycrafts.blogspot.com Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Great idea for easy autumn decorations!

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  27. So creative! I love how they turned out.

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  28. Super cute and super easy! Thank you!Enci.

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  29. Hi Kelsey,
    This is such good idea. I loved it... And I have included this post in my '15 Awesome Gratitude filled Thanksgiving Ideas' blog post. Do come over and check it out!

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