Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Fall pillows from placemats and dish towels

I hope everyone in the area of Sandy is safe and recovering. I've been a little quiet since Halloween, but Halloween is very busy for us, so not much else got accomplished last week and then we had to recover! I finally got a chance to move on to some fall projects this weekend, and I've packed up Halloween and replaced it with fall/thanksgiving items. I'll be sharing some of that later.



I replaced the summer back porch items with fall items, and once again, I made pillows from placemats.


I found these placemats at Tuesday Morning and knew they would be perfect for fall. These are the easiest pillows ever- just pick out a small section of the seam on a double thickness placemat and stuff with polyfill. Sew your section back up and you are good to go.


I also found this fun striped dish towel at Tuesday Morning and loved that it coordinated with my green pillows and still has a fall feel. I was going to make a pillow like these with two dish towels but these are oversized towels and they were just two big. I remembered that I had this oblong pillow I picked up at the thrift store (don't worry, I washed it). I used one towel folded in half and just glued the seams together on all three sides.





I picked up these lanterns on clearance at Pier One. I knew they would work for fall and transfer nicely to Christmas. I put some fake leaves inside and placed a pumpkin with them on the side table. Back porch makeover to fall completed!



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11 comments:

  1. cute pillows! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!

    T'onna
    http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-5.html

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  2. Very cute idea with the placemats! Everything looks great!

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  3. Great idea - there are so many beautiful placemats! Thanks for sharing. Joining from Shine on Friday - http://allthoseartsygirls.blogspot.com/

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  4. What a great idea! So cute and resourceful! Love your sunny photos, too. :)

    I'm a new blogger. Would love for you to stop by sometime: http://www.harvardhomemaker.com/

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  5. Great idea using the place mats. Your pillows are so cute and look great with the new lanterns.

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  6. Great idea! They look fantastic! Stopping by via Positively Splendid.
    http://www.the-finishing-touches.net/

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  7. This is so clever! I can't believe I never thought of that. Love it!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  8. You are so clever! I always see dish towels that I want because they are so adorable and attractive. Neve even thought of using the for pillows. I see some projects in my future...........Sarah

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  9. HI There ! Just found my way here from Alderberry Hill Hop - those pillows are just Beautiful ! Well done !
    & you still have sun!
    Lucky you !
    Siubhan x
    http://craftlee.blogspot.ie

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  10. Hi Fonda, I’m Anne from Life on the Funny Farm (http://annesfunnyfarm.blogspot.com), and I’m visiting from the More the Merrier Monday.

    Those placemat pillows are genius! Pinning. Making. Thanking!

    Anyway, thanks for posting this. If you’ve never visited yet, I hope you can pop by my blog sometime to say hi…

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