Now that Halloween is done it is time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. Some of you are saying, “Wait not yet!”, but I am excited about it. I enjoy the time with family and all of the great recipes that have become traditions. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year (or even if you’re not), I have a simple sewing project that will add a great pop of ‘autumn decor’ to your home.
I was inspired to create these pillows while browsing Pinterest and admiring the amazing framed designs created out of buttons. I don’t have a lot of wall space in my home, so pillows are the perfect solution—there’s always room for another couple pillows!
These pillows are very simple to create. I knew I wanted them to relate to autumn, so an acorn and pumpkin design fit the bill. You can choose whatever design speaks to you! I searched the internet for coloring book style acorns and pumpkins. When I finally made up my mind, I printed and cut them out to create a pattern.
I sewed the pillow covers to fit a pair of pillows that I already own. If you like to sew, stitch up some covers yourself in the fabric of your choice. If sewing is not your forte, just purchase a few premade pillow covers. The autumn designs will work perfectly on any cover.
Once you have the covers ready, trace your chosen design onto the front of each cover. I centered each design and used a extra fine tip black Sharpie* to trace the acorn and pumpkin. Now the fun begins—choosing which color and style buttons to use!
Attach each button with a needle and thread. I securely sewed four or five buttons before knotting off the thread. It’s very easy to do—although surprisingly time consuming! If you can replace a button on a shirt, then you can create a beautiful pillow cover.
I am sure you will be pleased with your new autumn pillows! I love how mine bring a welcoming feel to my porch rockers. Where will you put your new pillows in your home? Share a photo of your pillows or other autumn decor in the comments below or by tagging @TUliving on Facebook and @tu_living on Twitter and Instagram.
*For a light colored pillow cover plan to use a light colored writing instrument to trace the design.