I am obsessed with pillows. There, I said it. I love, love, love, love pillows!!! I just don't think I can ever have enough. When you add in the fact that I love burlap and damask, well, you see where this is going.
Let me just go ahead and straight up tell you that I can't sew SQUAT. And while I'm confessing....I'll go ahead and add this little tidbit..... When I was in the 10th grade and took Home Ec, I really didn't sew my shirt I had to make to get an "A". I messed it up pretty bad and ended up taking it home to finish. Instead I took it to a local seamstress. She helped me straighten it out, and I took it back to school the next day. Don't get all crazy on me, I did it. Yes, I know...what kind of principal CHEATS on her Home Ec homework??? The kind that now knows all the tricks the kids have up their sleeves, like taking home their Home Ec homework. LOL!! (That was the only "bad" thing I ever did in school for the record.)
Anywho, I can hot glue up a storm, and who needs to sew when you have hot glue? Now, I surely wouldn't wear a shirt or skirt I hotglued together, but I don't mind a few hotglued pillows!! (I did lose a wraparound skirt off me once at OpryLand when I was like 10, so after that traumatic little incident I won't be wearing anything ever again held on by strings much less hot glue.)
I started out with some burlap, I think it was about a 1/2 yard. I didn't measure it out, I just cut it to the size I wanted. (It was a scrap piece leftover from this fall.) I took one piece and taped the damask stencil to the fabric. I then used a black fabric marker to color in the template. The fact it isn't totally black is just fine with me. I like the different shading, it makes it look "old" to me. By the way, this dries fairly quickly!
After it dried, I then hotglued up three sides, filled it with polyfill (leftover "snow" from Christmas I had in the closet). Next, I quickly folded over the last side and hotglued it together. You will have to "pinch" this side in place for a few minutes to ensure it holds.
Keep in mind, this is a "decorative" pillow. If the hotglue comes off, just reglue it! This little project cost me absolutely NOTHING since I already had all the materials. If I had guess, I think you could make a couple for under $10. The major cost would be the material and the stencil.
Pretty cute for a hotglue job, huh?
I'm linking up to Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!
By the way, I was featured over there this week for my grapevine window wreath last week!!!! THANKS, LINDA! YOU MADE MY DAY!!!
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