Have you ever had those moments, when you finish a DIY or project and you say, “YES! That’s awesome!” I had one last night!
I’ve been contemplating my Fall decor for my front porch for several days. At the end of July, I did a makeover on my wicker settee, seen here. I knew that I would need some cute pillows for the Fall, because the ones I had on there were very “summer.”
I am SO in love with the striped one! It even came about at the last-minute. Sometimes, those are the best.
Here’s how I made them…
I picked up 2 burlap sacks at Tractor Supply and for my “stencil,” I went to Microsoft Word and printed off an “S” in the largest font that would fit on my paper. The font is Lucinda Calligraphy and the size was 500.
I had two old outdoor pillows that I had intended to throw away, so guess what…pillow forms. Placing the pillow inside the sack, I determined where the center would be for my initial and using an exacto knife, I cut out the letter and placed it in the center of the pillow.
I used Frog Tape to hold the stencil on the burlap and used paper to cover the remainder of the burlap, so that I could paint my “S” on the sack.
The bag was somewhat see-through and my old pillows were red, so I folded the sack inside itself, to “double-layer” the fabric. The bag was already sewn on three sides, obviously, but I wanted frayed ends, so I made a stitch on the bottom and sides of the bag about 1 inch from the edge.
Then I thought, “Nah. It’s needs something.” So I grabbed my Frog Tape and taped off the fringe and created some stripes. Sorry, but I don’t have any pictures of that. I got going and totally forgot!
I did the same thing…$.99 black spray paint…
I put them on my wicker settee to see how they’d look. I am so pumped about finishing my porch for Fall! These Burlap Bombshells are a great beginning!
One funny thing…my kids came home from school and asked what I was doing and I told them I was making a burlap pillow. My son said, “Who in the world wants to sleep on a burlap pillow?!?!?”
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