Burlap Pillows for Fall

Burlap is amazing. Like completely flexible, and pretty, and rustic, and life-altering all in one.

I love to decorate and create with burlap all year, but my favorite, absolute favorite time of
year is Fall.  And burlap just is so Fall-ish, Autumn-ey, cozy, and perfect for these fun
little pillows I am tucking here and there around my house.

Another Y’all pillow.
You didn’t think I could let my Summer Y’all pillow be it right?
Nope, we got a seasonal Y’all thing going,
And I know, it’s still August.
But I have to do a little planning right?
And there’s nothing wrong with letting the pretty garlands, wreaths,
and fall decor spill out into the house, and onto the porch a little at
a time.
Over the next couple weeks.
Until the whole place looks like a person addicted to Fall decor lives there.
These were super duper easy.
Crow Pillow:
Here’s what I did.  I made two basic burlap pillow covers and recovered two pillows I already had.
Next I found the template for a crow/raven on google images and printed it out.  There are a ka-gillion
of them it won’t take you long to find one you like.  I cut it out and used a chisel tip Sharpie to trace 
around the edges of the template.  I realized how well I liked the look of the ink I used the Sharpie to
fill in the crow and loved the way it turned out (instead of using paint.) 
After that I made a few burlap roses and leaves to go in the opposite corner and attached them with hot glue.  Burlap roses are so easy.  Simply cut a piece of burlap about and inch wide and about 18-24 inches long.  Knot one end and begin to roll the burlap and tack it into place around the knot to create a round flower.  And glue the end in place once you are done.  Easy!
Happy Fall Y’all Pillow:
I used the square pillow covered in burlap and traced the letters out with a lower case alphabet stencil
using my chisel tip Sharpie.  I tried filling one of the letters in (instead of using paint again) and loved the
way the marker soaked part way thru but not all the way thru the burlap.  So pretty.
Next I used a leaf stencil and some Folk Art by Plaid craft paint in a dark orange to pounce on the color
to create the leaf pattern.  And that’s it!
There they are, two new Fall projects that took very little time and expense to make.
So where do you stand on the Summer/Fall decorating time line? 
I would love to hear your traditions and what you love about Fall too!!
Click here for the directions on how to make these DIY Sisal & Twine Pumpkins:

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  1. OMG…I'm addicted to Burlap! I love the smell, texture…everything! The pillows are amazing and have given me an idea from the next round of burlap purses I've been making. I would love your thoughts on my purses which I have posted on my blog.

  2. Love both of these pillows! What a cute idea. 🙂

  3. Oh, Tanya, I love the fall pillow. May have to try this!

  4. very cute pillows!

  5. LOVE! Pinning, LOVE, FALL, LOVE Burlap, and yes I meant all caps because I am shouting I LOVE:)

  6. believe it or not, I have never used burlap, but I see a Fall project coming up…

  7. I LOVE it….wow…..My Mom is here for a visit from Germany and this weekend she is teaching me how to sew some pillow covers…LOL…let's hope they will turn out so I can blog about it….I think the two of us need to get together for some craftin ….

  8. LOVE it Tanya – and have been totally thinking about burlap pillows and how to print on them. I love the little rosettes too. Pinning and sharing on my facebook page!

  9. Great pillows, Tanya! I love both of them. I did a couple burlap pillows last year, one with a fleur de lis, and one with a tree stencil. Both were 'no-sew', which I like. Thanks for sharing how you did the burlap roses. I'd like to learn how to make them.

  10. Tanya these pillows are gorgeous. Love them both, too bad you don't sell these.


  11. I'm so ready for Fall!! My favorite time of year too. Love the pillows Tanya!

  12. Gorgeous pillows! I'm soooo ready for the summer heat to be gone and for fall to be here! We'll be featuring these pillows over at Someday Crafts tomorrow 🙂

  13. I LOVE your pillows! They are beautiful and perfect for fall!

  14. They are both darling..I'm into crows this year so I will have to give it a try!!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. very cute, how clever to use a sharpie! I have painted burlap and it's not easy, so absorbent! Will try, pinned and visiting from Blitzed!

  16. Adorable fall burlap pillows! Just pinned you!

  17. Your pillows are so perfect for Fall. Love that you used burlap. It has such wonderful texture.
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks.

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  19. Love ur pillow. Perfect for fall!

  20. I'm loving your pillows! Too cute! Thanks for sharing them at my Twirl & Take a Bow party!
    House on the Way

  21. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  22. Sa-weet pillow! I think Fall is the best time of All 😉

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Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/ And these awesome parties: http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/awesome-link-parties