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Want to update your throw pillows for fall without purchasing new ones? My cozy DIY Fall Decor Pillow Wraps are super easy to make. Just pin them on and you are ready for fall! For more fall projects see my Thanksgiving page.
My favorite time of the year is almost here, hooray for Fall!! The stores are stocked full of Autumn decor and Halloween goodies. Bring on the leaves and pine cones, I say!
This months Silhouette Challenge is Home Decor and I have an easy way, using the pillows you already own to spruce up your home for Fall. Pillow Wraps!! I came across pillow wraps online and I instantly thought about all the endless ways to decorate your pillows using these cute wraps. Holidays, seasons or just updating your decor.
Have you bought a decorative pillow lately? If so, then you know how pricey a great pillow can be. Anywhere from $20 to $50 for a bunch of stuffed fluff. So, I am all for this inexpensive way to change up your pillows and add pop to your decor.
After you read how to make my Pillow Wraps check out more of my fellow challengers Home Decor projects shown below.
And remember even if you do not own a die cutting machine, you can still make these cute wraps by cutting out your own lettering from felt or stenciling the sayings onto burlap or another fabric. Let me show you how it’s done~
DIY Fall Decor Pillow Wrap
- Silhouette CAMEO or other die cutting machine
- 2 9×12 sheets of black felt,
- 1 sheet brown mix felt, Creatology brand Michaels, Copper Canyon
- 1/4 yard faux leather suede material
- Sharp fabric scissors
- Fabric glue
- 1 yard of burlap
- Upholstery Needle
- 15 inches of gray yarn
Cut the faux suede into 9×12 sections and add to your Silhouette cutting mat. I found cutting fabric with your Silhouette works best on a new cutting mat so the fabric will adhere tightly to the sticky part of the mat. You do not want the fabric to move when cutting.
I modified the setting a bit for the faux suede material. My material had a type of netting on the backside of the fabric making it harder to cut, a double cut would have torn the fabric, so I made my blade larger. Set your Silhouette settings to Fabric (Canvas) and then manually change the blade size to a 10. Open the Silhouette Studio and set up words to be cut out.
The fonts I used are:
- FALL font size 500 and equals around 6.5 inches tall.
- LOVE font size 440 and equals around 5.75 inches tall.
Great Vibes is the font for the word “in” font size 288 and is around 2 inches tall.
As a fun gift, I provided two FREE Printable leaf cutting guides below.
Cut out the leaf with sharp scissors. Use the paper leaf as a guide to cut out a leaf in brown felt.
To give the leaf a three-dimensional look, thread the large needle with yarn. Fold the felt leaf in half and stitch 2-3 stitches of yarn to pinch it together, cut and tie off.
Glue the letters and leaves to the felt sheet. Cut two 35 inches long and 6-7 inches wide strips of burlap. Glue a sheet of black felt to the center of the burlap strip.
Adhesive Tips: I used fabric glue sticks in a hot glue gun for adhering the burlap to the felt and also for the leaves. I used liquid fabric glue, applied with a paintbrush to adhere the letters to the felt.
Wrap the wrap around your pillow and pin the ends together with a safety pin. If you really want to to get fancy or your pillow will be in a high traffic area, you could glue a strip of velcro to the ends of the burlap to make it more secure. Doing this will allow the wrap to stay in place on the pillow. My pillows are in an unused living room so safety pins work nicely for me!
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Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!