Sunday, June 12, 2016

Pillow Knock-Offs Summer Edition


One of my favorite ways to give a quick fresh look to a room is with new decorator pillows.

I must not be the only one....just take a look at HomeGoods or Target and you will see bunches and bunches of pillows that have fun seasonal motifs.

Now....I guess giving a fresh look to a room for around $30 seems like a deal.
But if you follow this blog....you know I think that is WAY too MUCH $$$ to spend.

Come along and I will show you my inspirations from the stores....
and then....
My KNOCK OFF versions of the same pillows.



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 This nautical inspiration is really fun.  But it made me "Crabby" to think about hand painting something like this.












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I love this simple burlap pillow and it is definitely on my to do list....















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But this charmer from Target is the one that really caught my eye!


Who doesn't like lobster?

The red color is perfect for the blue and white decor in the lower level.














I used my Cri-Cut and Sure-Cuts-A-lot program to create a lobster stencil!




The stencil is done on canvas with red acrylic paint.




I went all fancy and did red cording around the edge.



The navy and white stripe fabric is left from my DIY Ironing Board Cover.
And....oh my....I actually put a zipper in the back....wasn't I ambitious?





Since everything I used was already in my "stash"...this cost me nothing.   If you started from scratch, you could probably do this for under $10.
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I have always loved those vintage postcards that say "GREETINGS FROM...."

Zazzle has done a pillow with this theme.





HMMMMM










I decided to commemorate our fun trip to Savannah, Georgia this past winter.
Some simple Google Image Browsing and I found this great vintage poster.
My apologies....I didn't save the source....!!!

I used the "Print on Fabric Using Your Printer" technique to create this fun pillow.
Using an machine applique stitch around the print is a clean way to attach the printed fabric.

This next Knock-Off isn't exactly a Summer theme....
I am continuing to work on the Kate Spade Inspired Guest Bedroom.
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I came across this pillow when I was looking for ideas.

I had the green and white striped fabric.

It was pretty darn simple to create this knock off.


It has a bed pillow for a form so that it is bigger and fluffier than the inspiration.

The better for cuddling a Grandboy!!!

So the next time you are in a store with a big display of accent pillows.....
Pause....say HMMMMM....and go home and create something!

Have a Wonderful Day!



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